By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The desert biome covers approximately one third of the Earth´s surface, and occurs in regions where the annual average precipitation is less than 25 cm (10 inches) a year. There are regions which are extremely dry, and receive less than 2 cm (0.9...
By: Michael Totten
There are several ways to measure the strength of a hurricane, from air pressure to sheer size. Although the term "hurricane" is only used in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans, the intense circular storms which are also called typhoons or topical cyclones are all...
Terrestrial biomes: Rainforest
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Rainforests are the oldest and most biologically diverse ecosystems in the planet. Rainforests cover approximately 7% of the Earth´s surface, and contain more than half the world´s plant and animal species. Rainforests get from 170-200 cm (67- 79 inches) of rainfall per year...
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Tornadoes are some of the deadliest forces in nature. Tornadoes are violent rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm and make contact with the ground. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), although tornadoes mainly occur during the spring and summer...
By: Maria C Collins
Theories about the Earth’s core are altering fast. For a long time scientists believed that, the Earth’s core was pure molten iron. However, new research shows that along with a large amount of molten iron, there are other elements within the core, for...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Lake Assal is a crater lake that is located in Djibouti and this is a saline lake that rests below sea level at 509 feet. This lake has no outflow because of high evaporation. Lake Assal is located in the center of the country and...
By: Michael Totten
A tornado can form with very little warning in any severe thunderstorm which has sufficient wind shear. If you live in a tornado-prone area, always be prepared for severe weather conditions. Pay close attention to local weather forecasts, learn the characteristic warning signs of an...
By: William Browning
The chaparral is a biome characterized by hot, dry weather. The area gets more precipitation than a true desert and features a mixture of woody and grassy plants. Most of the flora in a chaparral is low to the ground including shrubs and brush. In...
By: J. Lang Wood
As everyone knows, plants use photosynthesis to convert light, water and nutrients into usable food. However, photosynthesis is not the only way that organisms have found to create the materials they need to survive. Chemosynthesis uses chemical processes that occur naturally to convert materials in...
Terrestrial biomes: Rainforest
By: Safa
Forests that receive high amounts of annual rainfall and sunlight are described as rainforests. A special emphasis is given to rainforests as they play a vital role in maintaining global weather patterns. Rainforests are also important as the water evaporating from the trees in the...

 

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