Avalanche survival tips
By: JRR
Imagine yourself high on a mountain, surrounded by a world of white. The air around you crisp and cold. The silence so complete it seems you can hear your own thoughts as if they are spoken out loud. Suddenly the ground seems to disappear under...
By: Bengal Hotdog
Computer science has enabled scientists to develop a mathematical method to predict and estimate the effects of wildfires just like they can measure, understand, estimate, and predict normal weather and natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.Wildfire modeling is a computer simulation that...
Finding alternatives for electric energy
By: Gene Denardo
Electricity is a direct result of electromagnetism, which is considered one of the four fundamentals forces in nature, so I don't think we are ever going to find an "alternative" to it. But, there are various ways in which we produce electricity and there are...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Avinash Mendha
Harbor waves, commonly known as a tsunami when translated in Japanese is a series of strong and huge waves rushing at the ocean beds and sea shores of coastal areas causing havoc and disrupting life and property. The waves can be as high as 15...
The difference between the moment magnitude scale and the Richter scale
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
The Moment Magnitude and the Richter Scales are modern seismic scales, used to measure and compare the severity of earthquakes. Both these scales are classified as Magnitude scales, that measure the magnitude or original force of an earthquake. The 'magnitude' of an earthquake is expressed...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Josephine Polifroni
Drought mitigation strategies have a great advantage in comparison to many other disaster minimizing strategies in that severe droughts develop over long periods of time. Because of this slow onset the effects of drought can be lessened through mitigation and preparedness.In areas where yearly...
What is wildfire modeling?
By: Perry McCarney
Fire is a commonly used tool in the agriculture industry worldwide. It is a highly effective way of removing the majority of plant cover from a specific region. We have all heard of the environmentally detrimental, slash and burn practices used to clear large tracts...
What are brown clouds?
By: Denise Calaman
In a United Nations report, atmospheric brown clouds are described as one of the greatest threats to environmental health and the worldwide food supply. Brown clouds also have a huge negative effect on overall human health as well. Atmospheric brown clouds are persistent, moving air...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Perry McCarney
The rapid expansion of humanity's technological capabilities over the last 100 years has gifted the populations of the world's developed nations with a staggering amount of quickly available information. Not least amongst this is the ability to learn of horrendous natural disasters occurring in widely...
The difference between the moment magnitude scale and the Richter scale
By: JRR
The earth's continents and seas are carried on underground oceans of extremely hot and semi-solid materials by tectonic plates. These plates are actually huge slabs of rock 50-650 feet (15-200 km) thick. Cracks in these plates are called fault lines. When there is a shift...

 

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