By: Morgan Carlson
Does it snow in Africa? Despite being well known for its vast desert, the Sahara, the fact that the equator runs through its middle, and its warm jungles and teeming savannahs, it does snow in Africa. While this snow doesn't settle on the plains and...
By: Ethel Smith
Personal thoughts. When I was young I remember the birth of the space programme. There would no doubt have already been Space experiments that had taken place but, as a young child I remember so well what seemed the start of a new period of...
By: Ethel Smith
In 2007, I was personally affected by flooding in the UK. It was the worst rainfall I have ever experienced in the City where I have lived all my life. Here in Hull, Yorkshire, weeks of heavy rain sowed the seed for the floods. Torrential...
By: Colleen Mart
Although most people know that the earth is surrounded by layers of atmosphere that are conducive to the life forms that inhabit the earth, many have not heard of the layer known as the thermosphere. So what is the thermosphere and where is it? The...
At what temperature will the Polar Ice Caps experience irreversible damage?
By: Irrira Rikki
MOTHER EARTH'S SHOULDERS The melting of the polar ice caps is a paradox of global warming. With deflection of the Ultra Violet sun's rays - as 'white' does - on such a large proportion of mass, as the Poles, it only needs a small...
By: Ethel Smith
Australia is a big country, and I mean BIG. This country covers such a vast area that almost any weather is possible in some part of it at any given time. Most of us imagine Australia as a land of perpetual sunshine but this is...
Ball lightning: Eyewitness accounts
By: Julie Helms
Ball Lightning is a phenomena that is poorly understood. Multiple theories have been put forward ranging from various atmospheric electrical/plasma mechanisms, to hallucinations brought about by fluctuations in the magnetic field from a close lightning strike, to supernatural causes. Eyewitness reports of ball lightning have...
By: Ethel Smith
Personal experiences Even in my lifetime the amount of snow that falls in the UK has dwindled. Scotland certainly still receives significant snowfalls but even there the amount of snow is much less. Sure I can remember the occasional deep freeze and heavy snowfall in...
By: Morgan Carlson
Weather extremes that future generations may face can already be seen in the recent activities of today. The concerns that these will be intensified or new weather patterns will be brought about by global warming and climate shifts is a constantly growing worry. Questions based...
By: Elizabeth M Young
How do we get from a "tropical depression" to a "hurricane" and back? We think mostly in terms of watches and warnings and wind speeds, but the process is more involved. It all begins with a tropical storm, which may or may not develop into...

 

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