By: D. Victor
Clouds consist of condensed atmospheric moisture or tiny ice crystals, which are light enough to float in the atmosphere by vertical currents. Cloud formation - a vital cog in the water cycle - is considered to be a transitive process, leading to rainfall. The presence...
By: Virginia Gaces
Sunlight or sunshine always denotes happiness and joy. It is because most of us associate light with the good, happy and beautiful. Sunlight also brightens our day as compared to what darkness or lack of sunlight brings to us.We have believed that these positive...
What causes the most forest fires in the western U. S.?
By: Marlene Affeld - 474941
1910 Forest Fire - A Glimpse Within The Gates Of HadesThe 1910 Fire was the largest forest fire in American history, perhaps in the history of the world. Now, almost one hundred years later, the blackened ghosts of giant cedars stand in silent witness to...
Defining heat lightning
By: Cynthia Wall
As humans, our eyesight is much keener than our hearing. Thus on a dry, warm summer night, it is possible to see lightning reflected off the bottom of clouds as far away as 100 miles while our ears can't pick up the sound of thunder...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Irrira Rikki
AS IMPORTANT AS WATERSunlight is as important as water for life as we know it on earth. They work hand in hand to bring the seasons, and replenish our planet. If this was not so, we would not be in this Solar System or alive...
Causes and effects of humidity
By: Perry McCarney
The three types of humidity - relative, absolute and specific - are different ways of measuring the water vapor component of air at a particular geographic location. However, the word humidity has evolved in common usage to represent what it measures; it is often used...
Steam Devils: What they do
By: Perry McCarney
Like a thin tornado in reverse, steam devils form spiraling columns of microscopic droplets of liquid water, reaching up towards the skies above. While tornadoes stretch down from the clouds and become waterspouts when over bodies of water, steam devils originate primarily on small bodies...
By: Cynthia Wall
Because of the smog in the atmosphere, the sky over Los Angeles is often reddish both at night and in the morning. Last time, I checked the ships were moving in and out of San Pedro Harbor just fine. But, that's not to say there's...
By: Lorie Grant DeWorken
The 2008 Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics went off without a hitch. Beautiful venue. Beautiful performances. And a beautiful night. The Chinese put a lot of effort into every aspect of the event - including controlling the weather.Does this mean that they provided...
Defining heat lightning
By: Perry McCarney
Quite simply, heat lightning is the reflection of lightning occurring beyond the horizon; reflecting off the bottom of clouds on the horizon. The light produced, traveling very fast and being relatively unaffected by the air of the bottom-most layer of the Earth's atmosphere, the Troposphere...

 

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