By: Lenna Gonya
Coniferous forests are found in both the northern and southern regions of the world. Northern coniferous forests are located just below the tundra, and are called taiga. Vegetation there consists primarily of conifers, or those trees that bear needles and cones, such as pine, fir...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It is not difficult for any regulatory or investigative agency to find something lacking in nuclear safety and security. The field is fraught with human error, bad policy, problematic decision making, technical issues, new science, budget constraints and even wrongdoing. But the nuclear surety and...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Science-dictionary.com defines the coniferous forest as "an area of wooded land consisting of more than 75% conifers (trees like pines and firs)". These forests cover huge areas in the northern hemisphere. In fact the coniferous forests are the largest land biome of the world...
By: Sam Smart
Sometimes on a humid day, a thunderstorm forms and dumps sheets of rain in no time. That can be heavy enough for the National Weather Service to prompt a flash flood warning due to rising rivers or severe puddles on the ground and roads. Some...
An introduction to the Northern Lights
By: Fate Tertium
Auroras borealis is a spectacular meteorological phenomenon observed in the northern Hemisphere. Observable on many cold winter nights in Alaska and eastern Canada, auroras take the appearance of an unmistakable curtain of blue or green light in the upper atmosphere. Because of their stunning beauty...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The scientific study of the atmosphere is known as meteorology. Prediction of the weather through application of the principles of physics and meteorology is known as weather forecasting. Experts in the field of meteorology save lives and property by providing timely warnings regarding events like...
The science behind predicting the weather
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Meteorology is the science of predicting the weather. As with many of the sciences, many overlap into other sciences. In learning how to predict the weather, a person needs to know about geography and climate for a particular area as well as how to read...
By: Gioia Degenaars
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a scientific phenomena that occurs in regions of the Earth where energy is converted into a light show of epic proportions. They are best seen in Scandinavia, Alaska, the upper Great Lakes region, some parts of Canada and...
By: Blaise Pascal
Red tide is a phenomenon that occurs all across the world along the coasts. It is formed when phytoplankton or algae accumulate in such large numbers in a given area that they discolor the water. The preferred name by scientists is harmful algal blooms (HABs)...
By: Cameron Scott
It's winter in the Great White North; the winter nights are long and cold but they're not completely dark. The Cree say that the spirits are dancing through the sky in great swirls of greens and reds. It's the Northern Lights, and it's the greatest...

 

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