What causes the blue color that sometimes appears in snow and ice?
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow is white, because light rays do not penetrate the snow, and, since sunlight is pure white light, the snow, reflecting this sunlight appears white. Since snow is made up of billions of little snowflakes that all have reflective surfaces, the light rays bounce around...
What is a blizzard?
By: Sam Smart
According to the National Weather Service, a blizzard is defined as a storm accompanied by heavy snow and/or blowing snow creating whiteout conditions. Sustained winds are at least 35 mph, creating considerable drifting snow near roads, in open areas, and around buildings. Blizzards usually form...
By: Maria C Collins
The only predictable thing about the British weather is that it is totally unpredictable. The British Isles are a small group of islands and the weather can vary across the length and breadth of the land. The organizers of events are often caught out by...
By: Bob Lloyd
We've all heard that along with global warming, there is a phenomenon called global dimming. Of course, we'd expect it to counteract the warming and offer us some hope of mitigating the effects of climate change, and this has motivated newspaper writers to play on...
By: Maria C Collins
British people, who suffered during the winter of 2009, would disagree that there is less snowfall now than in the past. Many areas were covered in a blanket of snow for some weeks. There was difficulty in getting food supplies into some isolated villages, especially...
By: Scott Poulter
How Lightning is Formed Although we do not realize it, we recreate lightning on a daily basis. How many of us have walked across the carpet, touched a door handle and jumped when we hear and feel the shock. Although it is shocking, we have...
Weather science projects for middle school students
By: Corey Hall - 558419
It is a mysterious and wondrous occurrence. It is never the same. It is a constant changing miracle. It is the first thing we see outside and it is never the same. It is the weather. The weather is random and cannot be controlled. That...
Reasons why it rains so much during spring
By: Joan Collins
Every spring you will hear children chanting that old nursery rhyme, "Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day." Spring is well known for its April showers and has ruined more than its share of picnics. It is important to keep your ears on...
Where is the ozone layer located and how is it depleted?
By: Lauren Okely
Although ozone is found dispersed throughout the atmosphere, it is mostly concentrated 13 to 30 km (9 to 18 miles) above earth's surface. This triatomic form of ozone protects the earth's surface from the ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun. Even a small decrease in...
Why do thunder and lightning so often go together?
By: Wayne Leon Learmond
It suddenly becomes very cold, dark and ominous. The birds that were singing happily a few moments before, now as one, fall silent. There is something in the air, a smell of sulphur. Suddenly in the distance, you see a streak of lightning, brilliant white...

 

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