By: Paul Lines
The term "Tornado Valley" is in reality simply a nickname that has been given by the media to the area of the United States where the incidences of what the expert weather observers describe as significant tornados appears to be most prevalent, in other words...
By: Paul Lines
As with all living and natural events, the life cycle of a hurricane cannot be classified in exact terms, certainly in respect of time. However, with regard to the stages of the life cycle that are applicable to hurricanes, these are relatively uniform.To give...
By: Paul Lines
Born in Ireland in 1774, Francis Beaufort, later to become an Admiral of the UK fleet, began to develop his famous wind scale during the early years of the 19th century. It is thought that Francis first finalised his original scale around 1805, although it...
By: Meg A Wright
Imagine waking up and reading this in the paper."The falls of Niagara can be compared to nothing but a mere mill dam this morning. In the memory of the oldest inhabitants, never was there so little water running over Niagara's awful precipice, as at...
By: Debra Steele
A tornado is a column of air that rotates around and around at varying speeds which is a product of a severe thunderstorm. When warm, wet air moving upwards meet with cold, dry air moving downwards, the point where the two winds collide and struggle...
By: Mark Hopkins
The power of the wind is a force to be reckoned with even today, whether on land or at sea, with gentle breezes refreshing our hot summer days or driving wind turbines and storms threatening to bring down power lines or drive oil tankers ashore...
By: Paul Lines
There have been a number of recorded incidences of "killer clouds" recently, yet when one looks at them in detail these articles appear to have little in common in terms of the chemical reasoning or content. Therefore, if one follows this thought to its logical...
By: Mark Murphy - 46072
When one thinks of hurricanes, normally the first image that comes to mind is the high winds that come with them. However, it isn't the wind that brings the most death or destruction, but the storm surge that accompanies the hurricane when it approaches land...
By: Paul Lines
The men and women of the USN Task Force 38 went to sleep on the 17th December 1944 battle weary but proud of the defeat that they have inflicted upon the Japanese army with relatively few casualties amongst their own forces. Though some of their...
All about killer clouds
By: Shawna Blake
Brilliant white puffs of fluffy clouds float effortlessly across the sky, captivating our senses and lifting our souls to a heavenly state. On the ground we lay, fascinated upon a blanket, and watch the stark purity move slowly across the soft blue horizon. We stare...

 

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