By: Morgan Carlson
The large bodies of the world's oceans have long held the fascination of the people who have a partnership with it. Whether for recreation or business, many of the coastal communities are well integrated with its surface value, never taking into consideration that it could...
An overview on time standards based on Earth's rotation
By: Adam Clark - 500327
There are four main time standards based on the earth's rotation of which each has had it's own day in the sun so to speak. All of these time telling methods use celestial bodies to calculate the earth's rotational position within an approximated day. The...
Why are oceans salty but rivers and lakes are not?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Oceans become salty when the rivers and their tributaries and streams that flow off mountains and out of all higher to lower places pick up biological materials and small rocks and dump these into the ocean. Their salinity then develops from the washing out...
A beginner's guide to rock collecting
By: Kathleen Lynn
Starting a rock collection is very simple and inexpensive. Studying the rocks collected one can obtain a wealth of knowledge about the earth and its history. Rocks can be collected anywhere at anytime. Rocks are broken up into three classification systems: Igneous, Sedimentary, and metamorphic...
By: S.C. Kleinhans
A mere look will not suffice. A thoughtful study will barely do. You need a generous dose of wit and wisdom. I've become addicted to the Weather Channel. Ever since Hurricane Rita devastated Southeast Texas in 2005, I've learned to trust the information that I...
Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: Effie Moore Salem
Cumulus clouds appear as large puff balls floating around in the sky. In flat land areas they are seen most often near the tree tops and at a point where earth and sky meet. Without question, they 're a wonderful sight for those who stand...
The Baltic Sea: The world's largest "dead zone"
By: Jacquie Schmall
Hypoxia describes the lack of oxygen available in lakes and other large bodies of water, both fresh and marine, preventing a vigorous, well balanced, and healthy ecology. These are known as "dead zones." A dead zone is the result of an overgrowth of algae...
By: S.C. Kleinhans
Often people are only tempted to look at superficial facts or trivial numbers. They don't take the time to delve deeply into a problem, task or situation. I'm guilty of that sometimes. But the more I think about the most populated cities in the world...
Why are oceans salty but rivers and lakes are not?
By: Nayab Naseer
All water, including water in rivers and lakes contains dissolved chemicals which scientists call "salts". However, not all water tastes salty, for the content of salt vary among different water bodies. Sodium and chloride, the components of common table salt constitute a little more than...
Characteristics of Cumulonimbus clouds
By: Nayab Naseer
The word cumulonimbus is a combination of two Latin words "Cumulo" meaning puffy, and "nimbus" meaning dark. Cumulonimbus clouds (abbreviated "Cb") is a tall and dense cloud, formed due to atmospheric instability, and which precipitates thunderstorms and other intense weather.Cumulonimbus clouds do not fall...

 

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