The mythology of natural disasters
By: Kimberly Bunch
Many myths about earthquakes are believed to be true. Fictional talescontinue to be past down through the ages. There are many false beliefs that are literally unbeknown to the people who believe in them Believing untrue statements about natural disasters can be life threatening to...
Atmospheric effects of wildfires
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
Wildfires have historically been viewed as unstructured fires occurring in the wilderness, forest and arid zones, causing massive destruction to life, property and natural vegetation. However, they are also an important part of the carbon and climatic cycles. Though taken in isolation, each conflagration can...
What is wildfire modeling?
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
Wildfires are uncontrolled fires in the wilderness and forests, that can create widespread destruction and havoc because of their ability to jump gaps, rivers and firebreaks. In recent years, wildfires have become issues of national concern due to the extensive damage caused in urban areas...
How to store your boat during hurricane season
By: Ken Clarke
After being a 15 year veteran of Gulf of Mexico storms, waterspouts and hurricanes I can speak from experience when I say, "Think quick, think easy, and be prepared".Tools and supplies you might need to keep on hand.1. A heavy tarp large enough...
By: Fran Moriarty
The earth rumbles, grumbles, snorts, and regurgitates- and no one can do anything about. Human beings, like all creatures on this planet, are at the whim of nature. Weather, volcano eruption, and earthquakes happen. These natural phenomenon cannot be controlled and are unpredictable. As human...
The mythology of natural disasters
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
Mythology is essentially a collection of narratives particular to a culture or religion, devised to explain occurrence of natural events. It involves the use of supernatural forces or beings to explain or justify a natural phenomenon. Irrespective of the differences in time line and cultures...
By: Perry McCarney
Lahars are still a very dangerous and life-threatening component of volcanic activity in today's world. While other aspects can be more physically dangerous, in our technologically advanced society, the seismographic monitoring stations located on most non-dormant volcanoes provide sufficient warnings, if heeded, of these aspects...
How to prepare your home for hurricane season
By: Jacob Roman
I have lived through a hurricane, and while it did not destroy our house, or even flood it severely, the aftershocks were brutal. Blistering heat (up to 97 degrees), and humidity easily 95%-100% caused a severe dehydration which was a problem, along with loss of...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Douglas Black
When most of us hear the word eruption, we almost instinctively associate such images as smoking mountain tops and cascades of hot bubbling lava. However, there is another type of natural disaster in our midst that has somehow slipped public consciousness, which isn't surprising since...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
The environmental consequences of prolonged droughts are many and spread over a long period of time.Their increased frequency and intensity in the recent years, has posed a threat to mankind and economy. Especially so, in regions where droughts occur over prolonged periods. As the...

 

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