By: TL Carter
Hurricanes, and their tropical cousins, cyclones, are classified into five categories based on their wind speed, storm surge, central pressure, damage potential. Building codes, local and federal emergency management systems, and even building and discount chains use what is known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale...
By: Janet Grischy
The first step to understanding the formation of the ice caves at Lava Beds National Monument in California is to understand how lava tubes form. The ice caves of the park are all set within lava tubes, and the special characteristics of the tubes preserve...
Understanding the formation of the ice caves at Lava Beds National Monument, CA
By: Blaise Pascal
Lava Beds National Monument in California has amazing geological features that incorporate over 700 caves formed by intense volcanic and geological activity. One of the most interesting features of the Monument are the ice caves which are present in several of the lava tubes at...
The ecological zones and wildlife of Mount Kilimanjaro
By: Dyan Dalao
The highest mountain in Africa, which is also one of the largest extinct volcanoes in the world, can be found in Tanzania. At 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) and with no range of peaks bounding it at any of its point or line, Mount...
The rainiest cities in North America
By: Sam Smart
The old cliché, "When it rains, it pours," can become truly evident in some parts of North America, particularly for marine coasts. Although there are a number of days with dry weather for the marine West Coast, the reason it seems to rain a...
By: Rose Clearfield
Corals are small animals that make up the phlyum Cnidaria with jellyfish, anemones, and hydroids, all of which have stinging organs or cnidocysts. Corals consist of two types: hard (scleratinain) and soft. Primarily the hard corals build the coral reef framework. Coral reefs are often...
By: Gioia Degenaars
There are five major biomes on Earth: Aquatic, Desert, Grassland, Forest and Tundra. Each biome has unique characteristics that make its environment habitable for billions of creatures on Earth. The biomes are determined by their main characteristics. Aquatic biomes are what they sound like they...
By: Evelyn Berger
The continental shelf is a large, undersea edge to each continent. The areas where the sea is shallow because of the presence of a continental shelf is called a gulf, and though they are underwater at the moment, during glacial periods in the planet’s...
By: Jerome Carter
There are four oceans in the world: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, and the Arctic.The Atlantic Ocean:The North Atlantic Ocean separates the east coast of North America from Western Europe and north-western Africa. The South Atlantic separates west, west-central, and south-western Africa from...
By: Grandma McGraw
Waves can carve solid rock because water is one of the most common causes of erosion, the natural process of change taking place on the Earth’s surface all the time. Erosion began when Earth began and it will continue as long as Earth exists...

 

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