Causes and effects of humidity
By: Jeffrey Graf
Humidity is water that has entered the atmosphere through a process of evaporation or transpiration. There are two major sources of humidity in the atmosphere. One is the large amount of is the evaporation through a plant, or transpiration that occurs around forests. For example...
How to prepare children for bad weather
By: Betty Carew
There is an unwritten rule in every home about discussing bad weather with children. We discuss all other kinds of topics with them, we make sure they understand about talking to strangers, we make sure they know the dangers of drugs and any other topic...
How hurricanes are named
By: Effie Moore Salem
Hurricanes were named at first, in the early fifties, with girls names; then ten years later, both girls and boys were so honored. Names are retired when one so named hurricane has been particularly destructive and will need to be known as that particular tragedy...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Betty Carew
Sunlight is our natural vitamin D booster. It is given freely and without it we could run into a host of health problems. Studies have shown that it can be a fighter against cancer, osteoporosis and many other medical conditions. In our world today we...
Cloud seeding: An overview
By: Perry McCarney
Cloud seeding is a controversial, weather modification process, primarily intended to increase precipitation (rainfall) in a targeted area. Some proponents (supporters) of cloud seeding also claim that it may, in some circumstances, prevent or reduce hail, and the resultant crop damage hailstones can cause, by...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Sabeen Sidiki
Earthquakes result from the strain caused by the movement of the plates that make up the earth's outer shell; earthquakes are directly associated with the activities that occur at ocean ridges, trenches, etc. What happens is that when the earth's surface cannot cope with the...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Lynda Lampert
Here comes the sun: Six Important things the sun does for youThe sun is such a constant, reliable sight that few of us rarely acknowledge its existence. Sure, there are the sunbathers that like to bask in the rays, but many go to a tanning...
By: Hamlet Pericles
Heat lightning represents a lightning that is seen near the horizon without the sound of thunder, because the thunder associated with the lightning is too far to be heard. In simple language, heat lightning is a lightning without thunder. It is important to note that...
By: Janet Grischy
An El Nino may begin with a high pressure area in the Indian Ocean. Air pressure falls over the eastern Pacific. The steady Trade Winds of the Pacific die away or move east. Warm air lifts over the Peruvian deserts, and rain begins to fall...
How hurricanes are named
By: Betty Carew
Amazingly it has only been in the last half of the twentieth century that people have been naming hurricanes. They had to devise a system for how hurricanes are named. With so many of these storms circling the earth along with typhoons and cyclones and...

 

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