What's the deadliest area of the United States for weather?
By: April May Maple
When one considers deadly weather, one often immediately thinks of tornadoes, floods and even hurricanes but many weather fatalities are caused by less violent and dramatic weather occurrences. National Climatic Data Center lists the following weather fatalities based on the last ten years average in...
By: Angelina Moore
Whirlwinds, dancing dervishes, willy-willy, whirly whirly; dust devils have many different names across the world.A dust-devil is a strong, powerful, long-lived tumultuous cyclone. They are very rare however when they strike; although some can be harmless; some can strike with immense power and inflict...
Characteristics of a Derecho
By: April May Maple
If a tornado flew straight instead of around and around, it would be a derecho. Derechos are storms that have sustaining winds that can be clocked at 100 miles per hour. The winds consistently have to reach at least 57 miles per hour to be...
The different uses of nickel
By: Nayab Naseer
Nickel is a metal that formed in the earth's crust during the supernova explosions. However, for long, this metal was mistaken as copper minerals and called "kupfernickel", meaning bedeviled copper or the goblin metal. It was in 1751 that the Swedish scientist Cronstedt discovered that...
The facts about the Nile river
By: Paula Atwell
Africa's longest river The River Nile, stretching across half of Africa, flows northwards from the tropical mountains and forests of the Equator to the temperate Mediterranean Sea.It is the Africa's longest river, reaching 4150 miles from the lakes that feed it and the streams...
By: Angelina Moore
A barometer is a geographical piece of equipment that is used to measure air pressure. It is calibrated in the imperial measurement inches. It can also be used with the metric unit millimeters or millibars.The type of air pressure has different weather conditions related...
By: Morgan Carlson
Science saves the planet, science destroys it; either concept is solely defined by human terms. What is it that defines positive and negative change in the planet when it is still just another form of "change", something that the planet is well associated with in...
How dust devils form
By: April May Maple
Sand auger, sun devil, ghost wind, dust whirl, whirly-whirly, chindi and even djin are all names used to describe the weather phenomenon of a dust devil. Many myths tie dust devils to the realm of the supernatural, claiming that the phenom is actually a visiting...
How dust devils form
By: Caetlyn R Campbell
A dust devil is a strong, well-formed and relatively small, rapidly rotating whirlwind that stirs up dust, sand, leaves, and other material as it moves across the ground. They range in size from eighteen inches in width and a few yards in height to the...
How models create forecasts
By: Cameron Foster
Weather Models are nothing more than computer programs which try to forecast the weather. A huge amount of data such as temperatures, pressure and winds are "fed" into the model to get it started. Once the model run begins, it generates forecasts along a time-line...

 

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