By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Anemometers are a group of machines that measure wind velocity or pressure. They are very useful and provide a wealth of information to meteorologists, despite their extremely simplistic design. There is a variety of types of anemometers with their own special features and uses, from...
Understanding the three basic types of rock
By: Hai Shunxi
Scientists are people who try to understand the world. When you want to understand a thing, the first step is often to describe it in a way that shows its differences from other things that seem like it. A scientist who studies life, who we...
Understanding the elements of lightning and thunder
By: Norman A. Rubin
On one foul night my wife and myself were engrossed in watching an oldie horror film starring both Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, a film filled with lots of scary stuff with a background of a Bach organ piece adding to the mystery. As the...
Difference between rocks and minerals
By: Hai Shunxi
"What is the difference between minerals and rocks?" is one of geology's basic questions. It's not really much different from asking, "What is the difference between a brick and a wall?" though, because minerals are the building blocks of rocks, just as bricks...
Steam Devils: What they do
By: Author Name Withheld 270
Artic outbreak vortices, frigid fog funnels or more commonly known as Steam Devils', these rare and seemingly shy atmospheric events are one of nature's more subtle beauties. Known for their luminous arrangement and delicate formation these artic phenomenon's last only moments before disappearing into thin...
How a snowstorm develops
By: David Dewitt
Winter in Ohio can be an amazing experience. Watching the snow fall from the living room window, cozy and warm with a good book is a great way spend a winter evening. As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, there is almost an...
How hurricanes are named
By: David Dewitt
Names have an incredible power to evoke memories of people, places, and events. Often we make these connections through people we know or places we have been but sometimes names can carry even deeper meaning. Names like Ike, Katrina, Hugo and Andrew are etched into...
By: Pauline Abreu
What causes humidity? The amount of water vapor in the air constitutes the level of humidity. Humans use sweating in order to reduce body heat when it's hot, but when there are high levels of humidity our bodies are prevented from using this method as...
By: Pauline Abreu
As far as the effects of sunlight on humans, there are good and bad aspects to spending time in the sunshine. Rays from the sun provide the body with vitamin D, which is an essential vitamin for a healthy body. On the other hand, too...
Defining heat lightning
By: Frances Stanford
Heat lightning refers to distant flashes of lightning that occur on the horizon during hot weather and are not accompanied by thunder. It is incorrect to assume that the lightning is caused by the heat, but the term was coined because lightning without thunder usually...

 

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