Causes and effects of humidity
By: Harm Johnson
Causes and effects of humidityWHAT KIND OF FOG ARE YOU IN?What kind of fog are you in? When I was a weather forecaster in the United States Air Force in the 60s, two of my main concerns were Would fog form tonight? And, if...
Air and its components
By: Virginia Gaces
if you are wondering how we can selectively breathe in oxygen and bring out carbon dioxide, this article will explain, in simple terms. the mechanism that occurs in this wonderful miracle of nature. This is possible because the partial pressures exerted by the heterogeneous components...
How hurricanes are named
By: Dawn R. Cole
Hurricanes are a form of tropical cyclones. They occur in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico and, east of the International Dateline, in the Pacific. Originally, forecasters used latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates to identify particular...
The myth of storms and red skies
By: Dawn R. Cole
Since the beginning of civilization, humans have used the clouds, the wind, the appearance of the sky, and the smell or feel of the air to help them predict the weather. There are a variety of old adages, known as weather lore, that have been...
How hurricanes are named
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From the devastating blow of hurricane Katrina to this year's destruction in Haiti, hurricanes are undoubtedly one of nature's most indomitable creations. The US alone averages a number of 11 tropical storms with 6 of these turning into hurricanes and 2.5 turning into major...
By: Janet Grischy
It is helpful to have a name for each hurricane, because more than one storm may be active at once. Names are also clearer than descriptions when communicating in poor conditions, such as to ships at sea. It took time though, for a universally accepted...
How clouds form
By: Dolores Moore
It might be useful to start by defining just exactly what clouds are! Oh, we all look up and see those fluffy white shapes, or those big, dark, heavy-looking masses, blanking out the sun, hiding the stars and moon. But how rarely do we think...
Cloud seeding: An overview
By: Stephanie Pierce
Cloud seeding is the process of "sowing" clouds with tiny foreign particles, such as dry ice, silver iodide, or even salt, in order to induce precipitation or otherwise modify the weather. The practice is perhaps more common than one might think, but it is not...
By: Pauline Abreu
* Anemometer History * There are quite a few different types of anemometer, all of which measure wind pressure and velocity. In 1846, John Thomas Romnay Robertson invented a simple design known as a cup anemometer. Four horizontal arms hold the hemispherical shaped cups, these...
By: Hamlet Pericles
An anemometer, first invented in 1450 by Italian architect Leon Battista Alberti, is an instrument that measures wind force, calculating the speed and direction of the wind. There are two types of anemometers: velocity anemometers which determine the velocity of the wind; and pressure anemometers...

 

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