A look at the acoustic properties of snow
By: Philo Gabriel
When people think of snow, chances are they think about how it feels (cold and wet) or how it looks (the white expanse of a picturesque Christmas card), but they probably don't give much thought to its acoustic properties. How does snow sound, and how...
How does snow form?
By: Ninjah Kitten
Snowflakes come from many snow crystals (or ice crystals). Most are not even one-half inch across. Larger snowflakes that are close to two inches form under certain conditions. This usually requires near freezing temperatures, light winds and unstable atmospheric conditions. Snow is white because it...
By: Craig Burr
When volcanoes erupt, they can cause devastation for miles wide. Anything in the volcanoes path gets destroyed instantly by the hot lava. There are many dangerous volcanoes in the world, however, here are some that I feel to be some of the most dangerous in...
Machismo or Madness? Magma freaks descend into erupting volcano
By: Terrence Aym
What do you do for entertainment? Kick back and watch a favorite movie? Drop in on a hot new dance club? Read a good book?How boring! Instead of following the crowd, why not do something really entertaining—like rappelling into the steaming caldera of...
By: Pamela Kay
As your house withstands the ravages of extreme cold, battering winds, sleet and ice it takes a toll that requires yearly maintenance and repairs. Protecting pipes, cleaning gutters, keeping the roof in good repair and preventing exterior deterioration are a few of the necessary steps...
Ghosts in the mountains: The eerie meteorological 'Brocken spectre' phenomenon
By: Terrence Aym
The sky holds many wonders. The old familiar ones like the stars and Milky Way and the moon, or puffy clouds that look like dragons and rainbows and sunbeams…well, most everyone are familiar with those sights.Rarer are such optical wonders of light and...
By: Christopher Chatterton
Hailstones start life as a small nucleus, such as a salt particle or other microscopic pollutant, around which frozen condensed water particles attach themselves. This fusion, which takes place in thunderclouds high in the atmosphere, steadily increases the size of these ice particles until they...
A guide to the different types of snowflakes
By: Carol Smock
Scoop up a handful of snowflakes and you hold a miniature universe. Scientists believe there are one trillion, trillion, trillion different kinds of snowflakes, all from three basic ingredients; water vapor, ice crystals, and microscopic particles. Each flake begins as a microscopic crystal that forms...
Ways to beat cabin fever when you are snowed in
By: Elizabeth Marie Kingston
Having grown up in Michigan and Illinois, I am sure that once January and February rolled around, my poor parents had to hear “I’m bored” at least half a dozen times a day. Raising my son in Florida did not give way to...
How does snow form?
By: Carol Smock
When shoveling 10” of snow from the driveway before setting out for the office, most of us take very little time to wonder at the beauty and complexity of snowflakes. But if you get the chance to examine some of them, you will see incredibly...

 

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