The climate and geography of Louisiana
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Climate and Geography of Louisiana The climate of Louisiana in the summertime is HOT! New Orleans is eight feet below sea level. We are water, we are a lot of water. The monthly average temperature here in Louisiana ranges from about 93 degrees high...
What are magnetic storms?
By: Cara Bombardiere
A magentic storm, also known as a geomagnetic storm, is described as a disturbance in space weather that then causes a disturbance of the Earth's magnetosphere, which is temporary and usually lasts anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. A magnetic storm is usually caused by...
How Earth's temperature increase by a few degrees will affect people's lifestyle
By: Ethel Smith
We are all used to hearing statements regarding global warming and climate change, these days. There seems to be differing lines of thought, though,on such environmental issues. Many feel that such potentially disastrous changes are man-made, whilst others feel that it is just one...
By: Elizabeth M Young
For people who live in flood prone areas, the event of having "too much rain" is not difficult to define. Ironically, the same can apply to areas that have suffered from lengthy and devastating droughts. In the course the affairs of living things, there is...
Difference between snow and sleet
By: J. Alan Beck
Although snow versus sleet seems a straightforward topic at first, it becomes interestingly detailed upon examination. It's useful to begin with a couple of basic similarities, followed by key differences: Both snow and sleet are types of precipitation; products of the condensation of atmospheric water...
Has man's exploration of space affected Earth's weather?
By: Roryanne O'Rourke
Space exploration has affected the earth's climate and environment. However, exploring space has only affected it positively. Given the popularity of the recent blockbuster movie, "2012", that portrayed Nostradamus's prediction of the end of the world coming true, many people wonder just how and when...
By: Richard Serra
Throughout the ages, man has feared lightning, but yet was in awe of its spectacular light show that it puts on. When we see that a storm is on the horizon, and it's one of those balmy summer days, you can always bet there are...
By: Doc Xerus
Static electricity occurs when an electric charge builds up on the surface of an object. The charge will remain until it is neutralized by discharging or until it goes to ground. Static can be a problem, sometimes interfering with sensitive electronic devices, such as computers...
Why lightning is the most spectacular and frightening element of a thunderstorm
By: Norman A. Rubin
On one foul night my wife and myself were engrossed in watching an oldie horror film starring both Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, a film filled with lots of scary stuff with a background of a Bach organ piece adding to the mystery. As the...
Thundersnow explained
By: Jennifer Macon-Steele
Have you ever been watching a snowstorm when you’ve heard a loud rumble in the sky? Have you ever been out sledding when the snow is coming down hard and thought you heard the sounds of distant thunder? Have you ever wondered why you...

 

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