By: Timmy Duncan
Hurricanes are one of Mother Nature’s fiercest forms of expression. While they are not necessarily the largest storms or the most ferocious, they combine wind, rain, and flooding as no other force of nature does. Surprisingly, it actually takes several different relatively complicated phases...
By: Timmy Duncan
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is the means by which meteorologists classify a storm’s intensity based on sustained winds. The numerical category (1-5) assigned to the storm gives us an idea of what kind of damage the storm might cause based on how intense...
A look at efforts to heal the ozone layer hole
By: Lenna Gonya
According to reports on the progress of our ozone layer over the last ten years, it is healing. And while many people don’t quite understand the ozone layer or what it is, everyone is aware of the need to protect it. At the forefront...
By: Timmy Duncan
One of the most important elements of your family’s hurricane or disaster plan should be identifying which room in your house is the safest room to be in should disaster strike. Some newer homes are even including a built in “safe room” and...
By: Ramona Taylor
Floods kill more people each year than lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes and wind storms. Experts report that nearly 60% of these deaths are people, who are swept away by flood waters while in their vehicles. With summer comes stormy weather and increased risks for floods, here...
By: Timmy Duncan
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms the United States had ever seen, the importance of having an action plan in place should disaster strike became evident to many families. Because it is difficult to make decisions as important as whether...
By: Timmy Duncan
Thunderstorms typically inspire intense feelings in people – some people love them and others hate them, but it is rare for people to have no strong feeling about them one way or the other. In a way, it makes perfect sense since thunderstorms typically form...
What can be done to clean up the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?
By: Anthony Ratkov
My own view is that we should attempt to use a new method to stop the oil leak. It's amethod I invented that I call liquid nitrogen injection. Since I invented it only two days ago it has never been tried, but I think it...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,) tells us that hurricanes are the most severe of meteorological phenomena. They are essentially tropical cyclones that form from low pressure systems that rotate in a counter clockwise motion. They are accompanied by thunderstorms. But before a...
What are the causes of a delayed summer monsoon?
By: Judith Willson
The torrential rains of monsoons are essential to agriculture in Asia and Africa and any delay or change to their pattern is extremely bad news. Of great concern at the moment is the monsoons being delayed or weakened due to global warming. Monsoons are basically...

 

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