By: Meg A Wright
Due to the fact tropical storms can last a week or even longer, more than one storm can be active at a time. This and the advances in technology in the forecasting department have furthered the necessity of keeping track of storms. Naming the storm...
By: Paul Lines
Who would be a member of the hurricane hunter? It can be hard to believe that people would deliberately volunteer to fly through the eye of a hurricane, but there are those who do. Whether one would consider these people foolhardy or heroic, there is...
By: Paul Lines
Why would you call a hurricane Andrew or Katrina? Does in not seem a little asinine to personalise the meteorological monsters that deliver such devastation and misery to the population in many areas of the world? Perhaps it is reasonable to feel that hurricanes should...
By: Chris Visco
The Mississippi River Delta Basin is not in serious trouble nor was it ever. Sometime in the course of human history, people began thinking that they were special as a species. The creation myth came into being that the world was created for man, and...
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
Planting trees, or letting existing trees stand, is indeed great for the atmosphere. Putting it simply, we release CO2 (carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere, but some is absorbed by trees and other vegetation. Trees and vegetation produce oxygen and that is also released into the...
By: Jane Allyson
The root of the word Tornado lies in the Spanish word of tronada, translated as "thunderstorm" which comes from the Latin word of tronada, meaning "to thunder". A combination of the two, gives the meaning "to turn", which aptly describes this rapidly turning column of...
By: Meg A Wright
Do you have a weather radio? Does it wake you at night with warnings or watches for counties far away from you? Do weekly tests of the Emergency Broadcast System interrupt your favorite TV show? Of course this is annoying, but it is important for...
Should Scientists Allowed Divert Hurricane Major City Dooming Rural
By: Ronnie Plaiscia Jr.
If such ability existed I would be adamantly opposed to it. The fact that rural areas are filled with a lesser population than the bigger cities does not make those people's lives and possessions any less valuable. I live in St. Bernard Parish, a small...
By: Trisha Orlando
I am a storm chaser, which in many ways is the same thing as a hurricane hunter. The only difference is the location. In the mid-west these storms are can turn into tornadoes and in the coastal region they are called hurricanes. There is a...
By: W D Adkins
We often hear meteorologists on television speaking of a tropical depression "becoming better organized" as it develops into a tropical storm and then a hurricane. And probably everyone has seen satellite images of the distinctive spiral shape of these great storms. That spiral shape is...

 

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