What are the characteristic features of a maritime climate?
By: Litsa Podaras
Maritime climate, also known as oceanic climate, exists along the west coasts at the middle latitudes of all the world’s continents as well as southeastern Australia. More specifically, it is found along a narrow strip of coastal Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southern Alaska...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Not all storms are efficient at producing precipitation that will fall to the ground. Cloud seeding aims to increase the number of ice particles in the right kind of storm, and more ice crystals means more snow. According to Scientific American, Silver Iodide is the...
By: Anne Evans
Overview For an ideal example of a maritime climate you need look no further than the islands of the United Kingdom, including Ireland. Surrounded by the seas of the Irish and the North Seas, plus the English and Bristol Channels and the Atlantic Ocean that...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Cold air damming affects weather patterns near mountain ranges by creating colder temperatures and more precipitation than normal. Major areas affected by cold air damming include the Appalachian Mountains in the east, the Rocky Mountains and the Cascades in the west. However, the Appalachian experiences...
LED light bulb that lasts 60 years launched on Earth Day
By: A.W. Berry
In the spirit of a tradition that began in 1970, this year's Earth Day made public the availability of a price reduced LED light bulb that can last as long as 30,000 hours or up to 60 years at an average use of 80...
The reasons that proof against global warming isn't popular
By: Christyl Rivers
Simple human psychology dictates that people do not cope well with bad news. Since the death of planet earth is the worse possible news anyone could ever hear, there will be those with sufficient defense mechanisms, to deny it. Defense mechanisms worked great when humanity...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Life on Earth is completely dependent upon oceans. All changes that occur in the oceans influence the geologic ecosystems on continental land, affecting the atmosphere and climate. Much of life on Earth is contained within the oceans. The oceans act as natural deposits of residues...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The layers of the Earth are formed by a process known as planetary differentiation, which consists of the separation of its distinct components based on its chemical characteristics. In this process, the denser material descends to the center, while the lighter material accrues at the...
Out of the box thinking leads to breakthrough in monitoring local storms
By: Guy Takamatsu
The Nikkei Weekly had an interesting article on how a problem in developing the next generation of high speed wireless communications, was turned into an opportunity for monitoring the local storms. The article stated that the next generation of high speed wireless involves the use...
Layers of the earth
By: Steve Satria
Geophysical studies have revealed that the interior of the Earth is comprised of multiple layers, just like the exterior. These layers, more commonly known as structures, of the earth can be defined in two ways, chemically and mechanically. Chemically, the layers can be divided into...

 

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