Dangerous misconceptions about tornadoes
By: David Clark - 667320
Getting caught out in a tornado is bad enough without having a dangerously misled concept of how these monsters work in the first place. Compiled here is a list of the worst, most dangerous misconceptions to have about twisters. Knowing the facts could mean the...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Scientists who study earthquakes are called seismologists. By analyzing a seismograph, seismologists can tell the strength and distance of the earthquake; however, to find the epicenter, at least two other seismograph readings for the same earthquake are necessary. A seismograph is an instrument that registers...
By: Shanan King
How and why the Earth is tilted are questions still looking for hard fact answers. There are however theories regarding why the Earth and other planets are tilted and the mechanisms of how Earth tilts and what effect the tilt has on the planet and...
Why spring tides happen during the new and full moon
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Tides are the effects produced by the rise and fall of sea levels. Spring tides most often occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. The combined gravitational forces that these bodies exert upon Earth produce the highest tides known as spring tides. Coastal...
Why spring tides happen during the new and full moon
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Tide is defined as a ‘cyclical deformation of one astronomical body caused by the gravitational forces extended by the other’. Although there are many forms of tides demonstrable in the earth’s atmosphere, the periodical changes in the sea level is the most notable...
By: J. Lang Wood
One of the many mysterious forces of our planet is its magnetic field. This field is similar to a bar magnet tilted 11 degrees from the Earth’s spin axis, thus true north is not the same as magnetic north. It bows out at the...
Why rip currents are dangerous
By: Andrew Moran
A rip current, also known as a rip tide, is explained as an intense conduit of water that flows seaward from the surf line. They transpire when the wind and waves push water towards the shore, which is forced sideways by the oncoming waves. It...
By: L.S. Watts
There are many types of ecosystems on the planet. All ecosystems can be divided into one of two major categories: terrestrial or aquatic. What both of these categories have in common is the biotic and abiotic components working together to create a healthy ecosystem. Biotic...
What is the role of humic acids in seawater?
By: Becca More
Humic acid is the component of soil that is produced in the process of decomposition. It comes about from the breakdown over time of the components of soil. As one could expect, humic acid comes from humus (organic matter that has become stable in that...
By: Shanan King
Spring tides are a type of tide that occurs twice a month. They are not to be thought of as only happening in the Spring as they are not named for this season but for the action of the tide. The term spring tide derives...

 

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