By: Lenna Gonya
Large bodies of water such as oceans are always in motion, due to the gravitational pull of the moon, and somewhat of the sun. Because the gravity is varied on the ocean, depending on how close a specific part of the ocean is to the...
By: Michael Totten
Back in the 1940s, DDT was considered a miracle chemical. For the first time, mankind seemed to be winning the war against malaria, and it seemed that even insect-caused crop failures would soon be a thing of the past. Paul Muller, the chemist who had...
The classification of organisms in the ocean
By: Donna Hicks
Taxonomy involves the scientific classification of organisms. When considering the classification of organisms in the ocean, the same process is used that classifies other organisms. Invention and improvements in taxonomy Taxonomy, as used today, was invented in Carl Linnaeus. Several of his systems are still...
By: Lalitha Subbaraman
What are The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World? It's time to dive into the realm of the oceans and explore in depth with virtual scuba diving gears. The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World was a selective list created by CEDAM International, a non...
How can we improve weather forecasting?
By: C. Richard Ma
Modern weather predictions are primarily performed with numerical weather prediction models, which are programs that run on computers. To find ways to improve the forecast, it is important to first understand the sources of forecast errors. It is a well-known fact that the accuracy of...
By: Charles Ray
Getting a weather forecast today is as simple as turning on the radio or TV, or logging on to the Internet. In addition to local and network stations, The Weather Channel is available on cable and its own Web site, and with a few keystrokes...
By: Myke Hawkeye
A heat wave is a natural weather event caused when an area of high pressure remains stationary over a particular location. Due to the natural effects of a high pressure system on weather, the area experiences high temperatures which do not dissipate as normal. The...
By: Keith Redfern
Humidity is the condition of the atmosphere in relation to its water vapour content. It can be measured in various ways, most commonly as absolute humidity and relative humidity.In simple terms, when a person experiences heat it is natural for their body to perspire...
The true cause of heat lightning
By: Olivia Kay
Lightning is common during the summer months and it is someone most everyone is quite familiar with and experiences quite often. However, fewer people know or understand what heat lightning is even though it may even be more common than the lightning that occurs as...
By: Myke Hawkeye
A heat wave is caused when an area of high pressure in the atmosphere becomes stationary over a location. Due to the natural effects of high pressure, the area receives little to no wind and this causes the air to remain stationary. In a developed...

 

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