By: Michael Totten
Tsunami alert systems are designed to identify earthquakes likely to produce tsunamis, detect tsunamis as early as possible and warn the affected public when a tsunami is likely to hit the area. The alert system includes detection, analysis and communication. Some parts of the world...
An introduction to the global climate system
By: zteve t evans
No matter where we live on Earth the weather and climate play an important part in our daily lives. The weather is the changing conditions in the atmosphere that occur all around in the present such as rain, snow, wind or sunshine. Climate is regional...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Differences between low and high altitude snow storms tend to be higher wind velocities, more snowfall and lower temperatures. Blizzards are a danger, as are avalanches in the higher altitudes. High altitude snow storms have large accumulations that may last throughout the fall and winter...
By: Cameron Scott
All snow starts as tiny droplets of supercooled water, suspended high in the atmosphere. That's the only way it can freeze into delicate crystalline snowflakes! Those water droplets will stay liquid as long as they're suspended in the air without touching anything. However, the moment...
By: Cameron Scott
Southwestern Ontario is in for a spate of nasty weather. A warm front is moving across Lake Huron, shadowed closely by a cold front with lots of associated lake-effect snow. And the forecast is for thundersnow. Thunderstorms usually form when the air is unstable, with...
By: AngelaCharles
Many people reside in a floodplain and do not even realize the fact that they live in a floodplain or the dangers of living there. FEMA describes a floodplain as “an area adjacent to a body of water”, but even they note that you...
By: CJ Arnett
So you live in a flood zone and want to be prepared- just in case. Well, whether you are preparing for a flood, an earthquake, or any other natural disaster, there are certain things you do not want to be without. The CDC recommends that...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Living close to a lake or a stream of water is any person's dream and many tend to pursue their dream by building or buying homes close to the waterfront. However, such decisions may backfire at times, especially if the lake or the stream of...
Basic emergency supplies to have during a flood
By: AngelaCharles
Preparing for a disaster is one of those things people always say they will do, but never get around to. Unfortunately disasters do happen and while they aren’t something you can plan for, you can prepare for them. If you are like most people...
What a flood plain is and the dangers of living there
By: Keith Redfern
A flood plain, in the strict sense of the phrase, is the lowest section of a river’s valley. As a river proceeds from its source, its upper valley will tend to be a deep V shape with a narrow valley floor. Further downstream the...

 

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