By: Janet Grischy
At 800 miles long and 10 miles deep or more, the San Andreas Fault is huge. It has a long history of creating devastating quakes. At least one section of the fault holds enormous energies stored up over centuries, locked in and liable to break...
The causes of global climate change
By: Carlos Hurworth
I think everyone is still shouting and pointing after Copenhagen’s apparent “failure”… Referring loosely to a city, and knowing that the true meaning of a seemingly innocuous word wont be lost on its readers as to what it actually refers to, reflects...
By: Nan C Avery
Snow can be fun. We sled in it. We ski in it. Nothing is sweeter than the sound of children’s voices yelling and giggling when playing in the snow. This idyllic scene has its down side. The snow piling up on the streets, sidewalks...
How to prepare for a winter storm
By: Sam Smart
Winter storms, whether accompanied by ice or snow, are powerful enough to disrupt travel conditions. In return, drivers who lack attention to weather forecasts and drive too fast on slippery roads increase their risks of getting into accidents. Therefore, it is always safe to just...
What is a nor'easter?
By: Sam Smart
A nor'easter is a massive storm system that often centers along the East Coast in the United States. With plenty of moisture associated with this storm, the results are reports of high snowfall amounts in areas where it is cold enough to support snow, and...
An overview on the types of snowflakes
By: Betty Carew
The birth of a snowflake needs just the right environment to form and is never duplicated. A snowflake starts in a cloud as a speck of dust, a portion of bacteria that is hovering within the cloud or any other substance that is in the...
By: Lenna Gonya
Lake effect snow is a common phrase that people living in the Great Lakes regions know too well. The end result of this weather happening can deposit many inches, or even feet of snow on the leeward side of the lakes.Cold winds moving across...
By: Lenna Gonya
Few things in the world are "white as the driven snow." We are all too aware of this while driving on a sunny winter's day, but we seldom stop and consider why this is so. The light that comes from the sun is &ldquo...
An overview on the types of snowflakes
By: Lenna Gonya
We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike, but few of us could have guessed that there are about 35 separate distinct classifications of snowflakes, each having their own limitless variations.Even more impressive then this knowledge is the fact that there are...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Since the era of using aerial photography to identify areas where crops, fences, land boundaries, rocks and other geographical features interfaced with potential mineral finds, the science and technology of aerial and space photography to identify geological features has vastly expanded to fantastic levels of...

 

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