Indicators of deteriorating weather
By: Carolyn Tytler
Long before today's technology was used to forecast the weather, people learned to how to predict storms and precipitation by simple observation. Early farmers, sailors and herdsmen knew their livelihoods and sometimes their lives depended on being able to know when a severe storm was...
By: Perry McCarney
The coldest places on Earth have not only a geographical location, but a temporal one as well. That is, in their local mid-winter they will be very cold, but this does not mean that they are cold year round. For example, Oymyakon is a small...
By: Perry McCarney
There is a considerable difference between what science tells us about climate change and what scientists often tell us about climate change. Science can provide data such as measurements and statistics. Scientists offer hypotheses based on such data and possible experimental ways of potentially testing...
By: Perry McCarney
The term “climate change” is now common place in both the environmental and the political news, steadily increasing in our awareness for the last decade or so. It therefore pays us to understand the difference between weather and climate. Climate change is impacting the...
By: L.B. Woodgate
Ozone (O3) is a molecule made up of 3 atoms. Unlike its cousin O2 that is essential for life on the planet Ozone is much less stable and can pose a threat to inhabitants at ground level. However, when found in the upper atmosphere it...
By: Tina Brewster
“Wind is the flywheel of the Sun’s heat engine, the motion produced by raw solar energy as it reaches Earth. It sculpts our weather, as it forms clouds, fronts and countless other weather features out of thin air. Yet for a surprisingly long...
By: Shelly May
Weather is influenced by many things, including temperature, precipitation, and even location. Temperature is how hot or cool an area is. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet or even hail. Location is where people live. Temperature isn't the only thing that affects how hot or cold...
By: Nancy Houser
The best definition regarding the difference between weather and climate is that climate looks at how the weather behaves over long specific periods in large regions, while weather looks at local atmospheric conditions over short periods-according to NASA studies. At the core, they may appear...
By: Douglas Chappell
How do forecasters know what the weather will be like tomorrow and the next day and the day after that? Like modern day fortune tellers, they predict the future and get it right most of the time. But theseprognosticators don't read tea leaves or gaze...
By: Nancy Houser
An overview on cloud formation brings to mind something more than the tag clouds in search engine optimization (SEO) of web pages. It brings to mind dancing elephants, skipping children and imaginary playmates floating across the cloudy skies. The image depends on the type of...

 

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