By: Krista Tannahill
Tornadoes are formed when a cool dry air mass collides with a warm moist air mass. As the warm layer of air forces its way up through the cool layer of air it creates a powerful and unique updraft. If the collision of these polar...
How tornadoes form
By: Bozena Hartley
Tornadoes are one of the most destructive forces of nature. They occur frequently in the United States. Every year there are on average 800 tornadoes reported nationwide with at least 80 people dead and 1500 injured. Winds in most tornadoes can reach 100 mph, travel...
Atmospheric effects of wildfires
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
Wildfires have historically been viewed as unstructured fires occurring in the wilderness, forest and arid zones, causing massive destruction to life, property and natural vegetation. However, they are also an important part of the carbon and climatic cycles. Though taken in isolation, each conflagration can...
How to store your boat during hurricane season
By: Ken Clarke
After being a 15 year veteran of Gulf of Mexico storms, waterspouts and hurricanes I can speak from experience when I say, "Think quick, think easy, and be prepared".Tools and supplies you might need to keep on hand.1. A heavy tarp large enough...
By: Fran Moriarty
The earth rumbles, grumbles, snorts, and regurgitates- and no one can do anything about. Human beings, like all creatures on this planet, are at the whim of nature. Weather, volcano eruption, and earthquakes happen. These natural phenomenon cannot be controlled and are unpredictable. As human...
How to prepare your home for hurricane season
By: Jacob Roman
I have lived through a hurricane, and while it did not destroy our house, or even flood it severely, the aftershocks were brutal. Blistering heat (up to 97 degrees), and humidity easily 95%-100% caused a severe dehydration which was a problem, along with loss of...
A look at the accuracy of hurricane season forecasts
By: Blueplanet
Around 2006, many Wall Street investors invested heavily in oil weeks before the arrival of Hurricane Alberto. Many companies placed a multi-billion dollar bet on oil stocks and commodity futures in anticipation of oil price appreciation, only to see that their dream of Hurricane Alberto's...
How global warming effects Massachusetts waters
By: Kennedy Ifeh
Global warming is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. The release of C02 results in the depletion of Ozone layer. As Ozone layer depletes, solar radiation penetrates the earth crust causing temperature increase and consequently, the melting of polar caps. Global melting of polar...
How tornadoes form
By: Fran Moriarty
It rains or snows. The sun shines or clouds cover it. It's cold or hot. It is weather. Humans cannot control the weather. It is the manifestation of nature that affects all humans. Humans complain about but realize there is very little they can do...
By: JRR
As another spring thunderstorm marches across the sky, it begins to worsen. The dark, menacing clouds start to spin. Suddenly the sound of the storm is drown out by what many compare to the sound of a freight train. It's a twister, more technically known...

 

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