Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: Nayab Naseer
Cumulus means "heap" or "pile" in Latin, and true to its etymology, these clouds resemble puffs of cotton scattered over the skies. They start forming from an altitude of 1000 meters (330 feet) above sea level and develop vertically, appearing as rising mounds, domes, or...
Defining El Nino
By: Monica Chalmers
El Nino occurs in the tropical Pacific approximately every three to seven years. El Nino is basically described as a warming in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean. The increase of temperature is caused by winds pushing the surface water from near Asia and Australia...
By: Nayab Naseer
Weather has always had a big impact on the life of people, often determining the fortunes of empires and civilization. For this reason, people have made attempts to predict and forecast the weather throughout the course of history.THE ANCIENT WORLDWeather forecasting in the ancient...
Characteristics of Cumulonimbus clouds
By: Effie Moore Salem
Cumulonimbus clouds are rain clouds that form when warm moist air evaporates as it rises. The older, larger, and heavier they become, forces their shape to change into the shape described as cumulonimbus. Nimbus, the second half of this compound word means a dark appearing...
How to use a barometer
By: Joseph Malek
For your information, a barometer is a device that measures the air pressure within a particular area of the environment. It is also a tool in which to forecast future weather conditions, as well as describe the current weather condition within the area in which...
The history of forecasting the weather
By: Cameron Foster
People have been trying to forecast the weather for thousands of years with varying degrees of success. Folksy stories about a green sky meaning a tornado may occasionally "work", but until mankind had a proper understanding of the what the air was doing, and until...
Can cirrus cloud seeding slow global warming?
By: Nayab Naseer
Cirrus clouds are thin, wispy clouds that usually form above 18,000 feet at all latitudes. These clouds are the most common types of clouds, and constitute around 25 percent of the total cloud cover of this planet. They are especially dense in the tropics...
The history of World Water Day
By: Mac Stevenson
Citizens of the United States take the liberal use of water for granted and have done so for many years. It isn't that way everywhere. With the population of the world rapidly expanding, the wise use of water on our planet becomes increasingly vital.In...
Techniques for predicting the weather
By: Nayab Naseer
THE BASIS OF PREDICTING THE WEATHERWeather refers to the condition of the air on earth at a given place and time, and the basis of weather prediction depends on two major atmospheric phenomenon. They are:1. The heat of the sun causes the air to rise...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
The sun was high and bright as the temperatures were reaching nearly 99.8 degrees. The scorching rays were beating on my skin, as I was approaching the desert like landscape in my yard. I just recently had moved to Arizona but was already enamored...

 

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