How tornadoes form
By: Frances Stanford
No one can predict with accuracy where a tornado will touch down. When conditions are right weather forecasters can offer warnings for different areas, but the strength of the tornado is often unknown until it takes place. With windspeeds reaching up to 300 miles an...
By: Rex Gutterman
An avalanche is a very powerful force of nature. Devastating momentum is the key to an avalanche's potency. In physics, momentum is the weight of an object multiplied by the magnitude of its velocity. Imagine for a second other forces of nature that carry a...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Frances Stanford
Drought results in diminished water supplies for people, plants and animals. Water is one of the essentials of life. People need drinking water and plants and animals need water in order to grow and thrive. The water on the earth's surface comes from the precipitation...
The economic impact of blizzards
By: Rex Gutterman
Imagine drinking a hot cup of cocoa topped off with gooey marshmallows as the crackle and pop of the fire in the hearth muffles the roar of a monstrous blizzard rearing its many heads outside. A blizzard can be an amazing sight, sparking both fear...
By: Jaye Green
The first step is the question; can this house stand up to a Category 3?If the answer is no, then all the preparation in the world is worthless. You make this assessment by the nearness to the sea or a body of water, it's...
By: Rick Bavera
Volcanic eruptions are among the natural dangers with which mankind has had to deal since there have been people. They are also among the very small number of disastrous events that can have positive (agriculturally rich soils) as well as negative effects (destruction of life...
By: Rick Bavera
One of our most reassuring comforts is that when we look out our window at the yard, or take a walk down the street, or go to the beach, or go rock climbing, is that we are interacting with "solid earth." When things operate...
By: Jessica Sanders-Parmer
Globally there are seven separate "Hurricane Seasons" located at the different basins throughout the world with each having its own peak season throughout the year. The seven basins are the Atlantic basin, Northeast Pacific basin, Northwest Pacific basin, North Indian basin, Southwest Indian basin, Australian/Southeast...
How to prepare for hurricane season
By: Jaye Green
The first thing you must decide is whether you stay or go. Depending on how close to a body of water, the strength of your home, especially the roof, you decide. And act.People have died because they 'can't leave' their homes. These homes might...
When is hurricane season?
By: Jaye Green
June; too soonJuly; stand byAugust: it mustSeptember: rememberOctober: all overThose who grow up in the tropics learn this rhyme so as to be alert to Hurricane season.In the Western Hemisphere, although hurricanes have formed in every month but April, the majority of storms arrive...

 

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