How diamonds form
By: Kristen O'Riordan
The mysteries of diamonds mean different things to different people. The desire to find and own diamonds create questions of where diamonds come from and what makes them so special. The 4C's are truly dependent on nature and only form under specific environmental conditions. Thanks...
By: Kim Miller - 582309
Winter storms can present many dangers on the road and also at home. Ice storms and snow storms present danger when they arrive. Ice storms present serious problems. The ice causes power lines to freeze which results in power lines breaking and sometimes widespread power...
Facts about snow storms
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
As the weather turns colder the chance of a snowstorm increases. Cold polar or arctic air masses begin to move down from the north, encountering the warmer masses in the south. Where two opposing systems meet is a prime breeding ground for snowstorms. The systems...
By: Suzie Dsouza
Katabatics wind, a word derived from the Greek word ‘katabaticos’, are high-density winds that blow downwards from a high elevation due to the force of gravity. These winds are, therefore, also known as ‘Fall Winds’. Katabatc winds travel at a great speed, some...
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow can be beautiful, and certainly, if you are a skier, you look forward to it. On the other hand, winter storms can be some of the deadliest forces of nature. Unlike the precipitation and wind associated with storms in the summer, they can produce...
By: Lenna Gonya
Winter snowstorms may contain any variety of precipitation, including sleet, freezing rain, and snow, sometimes all within a matter of a few hours. The threat involved primarily comes from an accumulation of snow, which can range in depth anywhere from a few inches to several...
By: Elizabeth Fazakerley
The global water crisis is the world’s problem. Social media increasingly helps to play its part in this and other issues by raising awareness and raising money. Facebook, in its vast enormity, can do huge amounts for causes such as this. One only has...
By: Christine Lorraine
There are two ways to calculate wind chill. One method is to use scientific calculations based on wind speed and outdoor temperature. The other is a reality-style method where you step outside and get slapped in the face with brutal cold, and know that there's...
The difference between a blizzard and a snow storm
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
Winter brings many things. Colder weather chills you to the bone. Icy roads cause you to slip and slid. And winter storms bring a halt to travel. Colder air descends from the north, collides with warmer air from the south, and a storm system is...
By: Cameron Scott
All winter snow storms except lake-effect snow storms are low pressure systems, with a warm front in front and a cold front trailing. All the precipitation from a winter storm falls as snow or ice. Lake-effect snow storms have a localized effect, and only occur...

 

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