By: Paula Jacobs
Without the Coriolis Force, the Earth, as a perfectly circular rotating body, would have all of the existing water and air propelled toward the Equator, where it would remain. The Coriolis effect was first described in 1835, by Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, a French scientist. Gustave Coriolis...
By: Paula Jacobs
Starting in 1962 until1983, a team of scientists conducted an experiment called Project Stormfury that performed extensive research on hurricane modification. Scientists attempted to alter the strength and speed of approaching storms by adding artificial stimulation, in the form of silver iodide. When the silver...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of environment and health: When considering human health, the environment plays a vital role. In most instances, the most influential environment would be the one that exist in our workplace. This would be truer when considering industrial work setting than a usual office environment...
By: Ramona Taylor
A tropical depression is not what you get from a bad vacation in the Caribbean! It is the precursor to some of the summer’s most violent weather- hurricanes. Depending on the level of wind intensity, people and property are at risk. Having tools to...
By: Paula Jacobs
A new weapon is in place to combat the oily water in the Gulf of Mexico. An old oil tanker that is 10 stories high and more than 1,000 feet long, has been converted into an oil skimmer to remove the remnants of oil...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Americans have experienced the costliest hurricanes ever since 1992, and the worst of those was obviously Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In addition to all of the damage that these hurricanes caused, they also took many lives. For whatever the reason, people may not have heeded...
By: Marisol Dayton
Hurricane season begins June 1. For many families summer vacation begins soon after, many filled with dream-like visits to beautiful tropical islands. Prime hurricane breeding time comes in August and September. During these months there are countless news reports of tropical systems forming, damaging and...
How to track a hurricane with Google Earth
By: Cynthia Wall
Knowledge is power and in the case of a hurricane, knowledge is safety. As a hurricane approaches an area, residents watch nervously as television forecasters point out possible paths. But for those who want a more detailed analysis, Google Earth is the answer. Google Earth...
Aurora Borealis/Australis: Understanding the Northern/Southern Lights
By: Kira Stann
Understanding Aurora and Australis Borealis The undulating ribbons of rainbow hues in the night sky have left people awed and baffled for centuries. Often appearing suddenly and magically, this colored light show will never fail to amaze, delight and inspire anyone who has had the...
Tips for travel during hurricane season
By: Jimmy Flatbush
Hurricane season begins in the United States on June 1, and officially ends on November 30. Historically, the most active part of the six month period falls between the end of August and the end of September. As of August 9, the 2010 hurricane season...

 

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