By: M E Skeel
The tundra biome is located in a circle around the frozen arctic ice sheet that extends from the north pole to the edges of the continentental masses at the top of the world. If the earth was the head of a monk, the ice is...
What is a lahar?
By: Fran Moriarty
The Earth rumbles, grumbles, snorts, and regurgitates- it spews hot liquids and poisonous gases. It throws rocks. It tears at land by winds. It rains flood in some places while denying any moisture in others. It is as if the earth is at war with...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Fran Moriarty
Lack of rain over a few days can dry up flower beds or brown lawns. As a dry spell increases, water levels drop and temporary restricts may be needed to avoid water shortages. Sometimes the dry spell may last beyond the flower bed dying off...
The mythology of natural disasters
By: Fran Moriarty
Primitive peoples bowed before smoking volcanoes and offered sacrifice or food. Some cultures offered part of their harvest to the gods to insure fair weather. Weather, volcano eruption, and earthquakes happen. These natural phenomenon cannot be controlled by some god or individual behavior. As human...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Fran Moriarty
The earth rumbles, grumbles, snorts, and regurgitates- it spews hot liquids and poisonous gases. It throws rocks. It tears at land by winds and water by stillness. It is as if the earth is at war with itself. Trapped within this war are the creatures...
The mythology of natural disasters
By: Shirley Love
As a native of northern Oklahoma, I have viewed and experienced numerous tornadoes in my lifetime. None of those experiences are forgotten, although after more than seven decades some are a bit dimmed in my memory. I will endeavor to explain the difference between the...
The difference between the moment magnitude scale and the Richter scale
By: Fran Moriarty
Humans have an innate drive to describe things. Man is a creature of measurement. Science is the answer to man's drive to measure. Size and quantity are inherent to scientific measurement. Numbers make up data. For example, hurricanes are measured by category (1-5) based on...
The mythology of natural disasters
By: Hadi Setyono
It is useful to be assured that the heavings of the Earth are not the work of angry deities. These phenomena have causes all their own.It seems that nowadays more than ever we continue to read about natural disasters affecting diverse cultures all over...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Josephine Polifroni
Limnic eruptions, or lake overturns, are a rare natural disasters where large quantities of carbon dioxide are released from deep lake water resulting in a deadly cloud of CO2 which suffocates all in its path.Thirty-seven people were killed as the result of an overturn...
The deadliest earthquakes on record
By: Fran Moriarty
The earth shaking and quaking is not the concern. These are some 8000 earthquakes each year. Eight Of these are major quakes. Yet is is only the earthquakes that cause death that capture the headlines. The actual killer is the events that earthquakes set off...

 

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