By: Hai Shunxi
The Care and Feeding of Blowout Preventers Beginning in April, 2010, the news was filled with the unfamiliar terminology of deep-water drilling. We learned about risers, drilling mud, semi-submersible drill ships, and blowout preventers. One already familiar phrase was “oil spill,” but did...
The stages in the development of hurricanes
By: R. Renee Bembry
Hurricanes are storms that develop in systems otherwise known as “tropical cyclones”. Tropical cyclones are areas of low pressure located close to earth. The stages in tropical cyclone or hurricane development include tropical depression and tropical storm. The means by which hurricanes eventually become...
By: Unairab Mohmad
The wheat harvest around the world varies in terms of time period. Warm weather is ideal for wheat harvesting and therefore depending on the region, various countries have different periods of harvesting due to seasonal rotation. In the mid-northern hemisphere, the ideal months of wheat...
By: Unairab Mohmad
Hisingen Hisingen is the most populated island of Sweden with an estimated population of 125,000. It is also the fourth largest island of the country by area. Hisingen is a major economic asset for Sweden with its harbor, industries, and tourist attractions. The island...
An overview on types of lightning
By: Cynthia Wall
My grandfather was a college physics professor who devoted his life to lightning research. He was the first person in the world to photograph ball lightning and prove its existence. I grew up in a household where electrical theory was a common dinner table conversation...
How do thunderstorms develop?
By: Annalou Mack
Thunderstorms are the most common forms of violent change in the weather. They usually occur in the late spring and summer in the United States. When the air is warm and humid there is a good chance that a thunderstorm will develop. Thunderstorms develop by...
An overview on types of lightning
By: A. Saafir
In his book Extreme Weather, H. Michael Mogil, quotes famous author Mark Twain by stating, “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work”. Lightning is indeed a most magnificent force. Simply put, this natural phenomenon is a...
What is the carbon footprint of desalinization?
By: Anthony Megna
Desalinization is the process of turning seawater into potable drinking water. Areas of the world that don't have an abundant supply of fresh water use this process effectively for their citizens. The largest desalinization plant in the world is in the United Arab Emirates and...
How is air quality measured?
By: Judith Willson
Air quality is simply the concentration of pollutants and particles in the atmosphere and there are a variety of ways to measure it. Many people are familiar with the air quality indexes produced by countries to indicate when air pollution might be a problem for...
By: Janet Grischy
The hurricane season has begun, and a more active than usual season appears likely. Meanwhile, the BP oil spill cleanup is unlikely to be finished before August. It is indeed possible that a hurricane could pass over the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. What...

 

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