How igneous rocks are formed
By: Hai Shunxi
Earth scientists divide rocks into three broad categories based on how a rock forms. These three categories are called igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Although sedimentary rocks are the most common type at the earth’s surface, igneous rocks are by far the most common...
Factors to consider in determining an official White Christmas in the UK
By: Gail Seymour
Will it or won't it? The speculation in the air is palpable. Will you wake up to a coating of white powder on Friday? Will this year be an official White Christmas? If the cold weather continues the way it's been going in the UK...
What is hoar frost?
By: Cindy Kessler
When you wake up with wonder, to a fairy tale world where tree branches, fences and wires are magically covered with an icy, airy, white fringe it may not be just frost. It could be a beautiful presentation by winter called hoar frost, a light...
Creatures of the open ocean biomes
By: Chris R.W.
The Open Ocean reaches from the coasts (neritic areas) to the middle of the ocean (ending where deep sea zones begin), and is the largest area of marine biomes. Every living thing in the ocean must have a way to swim or float to survive...
By: Nan C Avery
The different types of frost are dependent on temperature. Most temperature readings use a “screen temperature”. A screen temperature is when the sun warms the ground and the earth, in turn, heats the air. Air, by itself, cannot be heated. If there is...
Desert biomes described
By: Chris R.W.
There are four types of desert biomes that categorize all of the deserts on the earth. Hot and Dry, Semiarid, Coastal, and Cold deserts. We will examine each of the four separately to discuss the uniqueness of each desert biome. Hot and Dry Deserts Hot...
Why geologists are so concerned with the San Andreas Fault
By: Hai Shunxi
Geologists are not the only people concerned about the San Andreas Fault – they just understand it a little better than most people. To appreciate why this major geological feature is so worrisome to so many people, it helps to know what the San Andreas...
By: Olivia Kay
Snow blankets the landscape of many areas of the world during the winter months and out of curiousity one particular question is asked rather frequently, "Why is snow white?" Answering that question is not simple as a lot of factors contribute to the human...
By: Nan C Avery
Snow is beautiful, white crystals that fall from the sky. Many who experience snow for the first time are usually excited. The crispness of the air, and the glow from the whitened landscape is awe inspiring. This beautiful snow can also be dangerous. It can...
By: Pauline Abreu
Snowrollers are naturally formed cylindrical rolls of snow. They are created by the wind and come in various sizes. Some are the size of golf balls, while others have been known to be the size of a 30 gallon drum. Normally, the average size is...

 

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