By: Janet Grischy
Snowstorms usually occur between November and April in the northern hemisphere, but can appear as early as October or as late as May. It seems illogical, but spring snowstorms may actually produce more snow than winter ones, because of the extra energy brought to them...
Forestthinning
By: Iip Albanjary
Thinning always linked to timber plantation management. The aim of thinning is to open growth space for the best trees. Thinning will reduce both below and above competition. Some experts argues that thinning cound be used for the early income of timber plantation.At above...
How hurricanes are named
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Unless the way we name hurricanes changes again you will never be hit by Hurricane Quinn, Hurricane Ursula, or Hurricane Zelda. You can take those names right off the list. Since there are so few names that start with these letters they don't even make...
Thundersnow explained
By: Sam Smart
Thunderstorms occur whenever rain falls. But what about thundersnow? Perhaps a few people have heard the word "thundersnow" from TV meteorologists, yet they still do not know what it means. Rare as one might suggest, thundersnow occurs in a heavy snowstorm. It is similar to...
How clouds form
By: Rebecca Schlofner
WISPS ON THE MORNING DAWNFrom the cute little puppy dogs to the ominous ogres in the sky, clouds can capture many an imagination. Little children sometimes think that clouds might be made of cotton candy. That's a sweet thought, but let's explore how they are...
How hurricanes are named
By: Rebecca Schlofner
BY ANY OTHER NAMEYear after year us weather hounds watch the hurricanes come blowing though the different parts of the globe. We hear the alphabet of names start on "A" and run the gamut until the end of the season. Does anyone remember the year...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Effie Moore Salem
Sunlight is essential to life; without it, there would be none. Photosynthesis, a process by which oxygen and chlorophyll makes plants grow, need sunshine in its nature factory. Without it, there would be no life as we now know it. The earth would be barren...
Cloud seeding: An overview
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Cloud seeding is also referred to as weather modification. It is a process where we treat specific clouds or cloud systems to attempt to get more precipitation from the clouds. For centuries we have tried to control the weather. It may be the traditional rain...
The myth of storms and red skies
By: Briar Miller
It is interesting that many of the well-known weather adages rhyme and scan in the same way that nursery rhymes do. There are other parallels. Both are rooted in myth. We don't know who made them up and we don't always know quite what they...
By: Lorie Grant DeWorken
Ike, Katrina, Rita, Gaston - names many of us associate with destruction. They are names of hurricanes that have hit the coastlines of the United States in the past few years. But have you ever wondered how or why they ended up with those names...

 

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