The dangers presented by rapidly melting snowpack
By: Archit Bagul
More than 70 per cent of Earth’s fresh water resources are present in the form of ice, many of them cloaked over the mountainous ranges at higher altitudes (National Snow and Ice Data center, 2010). Snow packs, literally huge packs of snow covering mountain...
By: Maria_Williams
A snowflake is an accumulation of ice crystals that fall to the earth when they get too heavy in the clouds above, and are known for their unique structure. How are all these unique snowflakes formed? The creation of a snowflake begins with a tiny...
Why does salt melt snow and ice
By: Maria_Williams
Have you ever wondered how salt actually contributes to ice or snow melting? If you live in a really cold area where the roads, sidewalks and driveways are frequently icy during winter, you have probably used salt to melt the ice and snow on more...
By: Cameron Scott
When the temperatures turn mild, the snow starts to melt, and spring is finally on the doorstep! However, when the temperatures go up too quickly, all that winter snowpack tries to melt all at once. That's not good for anyone. Floods There's a lot of...
By: Darlene Houseman
From time immemorial, the snowflake has been the subject of mystery and enchantment, but some of the facts about snowflakes might just surprise you. For instance, when you see a snowflake falling, did you ever imagine that a tiny bit of you might have helped...
By: L.S. Watts
When most people think about snowflakes they typically think about the white stuff falling from the sky in the winter or the beautiful patterns of individual snowflakes. But what exactly are snowflakes? Some people think that snowflakes are frozen rain, but this isn’t exactly...
By: Keith Redfern
Atmospheric pressure describes the pressure exerted by the atmosphere on any given surface as a result of its weight. The unit of measurement for atmospheric pressure is normally the millibar, 1,000 millibars being one bar or one million dynes per square centimeter. A dyne...
By: L.S. Watts
In the movie, A Christmas Story, Flick was dared by Schwartz to touch his tongue to the metal flagpole. This all started because Flick argued that it wasn’t possible for a person’s tongue to stick to a cold, metal flagpole. Although when dared...
Should we start preparing for the end of the world?
By: Susana Ribeiro
You see it in the movies, the haggard homeless man with a cardboard box strapped around his neck; the words boldly imprinted “THE END IS NEAR”. You hear friends and family members talk about it right after an Act of God demolishes buildings, infrastructure...
Why does salt melt snow and ice
By: Darlene Houseman
To many of us, the term ‘freezing point depression’ may make us think of how really cold weather makes us melancholy, but in fact, it is the answer to the question, ‘Why does salt melt snow and ice?’ We all know that...

 

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