By: B. J. Deming
From mid-summer on through the fall, during peak hurricane season, you can count on hearing news of at least one major hurricane threatening the coast somewhere. The media will carry dramatic images of that beautiful eye of the storm, surrounded by graceful but ominous swirls...
Scientists: Dying oceans prelude to mass extinction
By: Terrence Aym
Mankind may be facing a devastating mass extinction in the near future warn a group of science experts. Five mass extinctions that occurred during the past half billion years followed biological and chemical disruptions to the oceans—the same kind of disruptions the oceans are...
By: Barbara Zarrella
Hurricanes are a separate breed of storm. There are times you will feel it was a waste of time as the storm suddenly dies down, or takes a turn during the night. Please be aware that any effort you put out in preparation for a...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Christopher Anderson - 466259
What is an earthquake? An earthquake is what happens when two large land masses pass over one another. On the surface where the quake is most visible is called a fault or fault plane. Below the surface, the point at which the earthquake starts is...
How to prepare your home for a hurricane
By: Sharon Early
Preparing you home for a hurricane that is bearing down on your area can often be key in saving your home and saving money on home repairs. This may sound a bit mercenary but the first thing you need to check is your insurance documentation...
Causes of atmospheric pressure changes
By: Ja.W. Smith
If your ears have ever popped while driving through the high elevations of mountains or riding an airplane, it was likely due to a change in atmospheric pressure. The popping balances the difference in pressure between the inside and outside of the ear. However, this...
By: Sarah Heller
Ambient, barometric and atmospheric pressure are three terms used to describe different types of pressure that can affect both short and long term weather patterns. How these different types of pressure can affect the weather varies, however. Atmospheric pressure is also called air pressure or...
By: Terrence Aym
Each succeeding month more scientists agree that climate change is real while the hypothesis of man-made global warming is wrong. The climate change seen coming is an Ice Age.Earth slipping into next Ice AgeAccording to ice core researcher Jørgen Peder Steffensen: "Our new...
By: Sarah Heller
What is defined as air pressure is the result of molecules of air weighing down on objects in our environment. As each molecule strikes an object, it exerts a small amount of pressure. These small amounts can add up to be fairly significant, however. As...
By: Donna Fallis
Chile has had three tsunamis since 1868, all occurring after major earthquakes. On the 13th of August, 1868 a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck, offshore, between the borders of Peru and Chile creating a massive tsunami. It was 4:45 in the afternoon and the first tsunami...

 

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