How lightning can strike on a cloudless day
By: Merryl Lentz
There's a fearsome killer, dangerous and lethal, that strikes silently, swiftly and viciously. This killer happens to be a particularly fierce form of lightning that erupts unexpectedly from a clear sky – a veritable "bolt from the blue" – which strikes with such ferocity that...
By: Kimberly Napier
Pegmatites are intrusive igneous rocks which are made up of various grain sizes which often have crystal growth within them. It could be a segregation that is found in a plutonic rock or a dike, seams of rocks that run across country rock, or a...
Facts about marine sediments: Turbidites
By: Kimberly Napier
Turbidites are sea deposits which are formed by underwater avalanches. They are responsible for large amounts of clastic sediment in the ocean. Formation Turbidites travel and are deposited by density flow, or gravity currents. Usually, in a river bed, rock is carried by a frictional...
By: Christyl Rivers
What happens to life on earth if soil all over the globe erodes away faster than nature can replace it? Disaster is perhaps too mild a word, since food production allows human life, and all non-human life depends also upon soil. Preventing erosion and using...
By: Zacharie King
Turbidites are sedimentary deposits laid down by underwater landslides. Course sediment is carried far away from shorelines where they are later deposited. As a result these deposits disrupt the natural sedimentary processes that normally exist. Areas that see most of this activity occurs along fault...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
There are different types of fog. They are categorized by the method by which they are formed. Essentially the result is all the same. Fog is simply a low-lying cloud of water droplets that are suspended above the ground.Evaporation fog forms when cold air...
How lightning can strike on a cloudless day
By: Donna Hicks
Lightning is extremely dangerous, leading many people to take cover and avoid potentially being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. While most individuals realize the tremendous danger of being caught in a thunderstorm with lightning, what may not be known is that lightning can strike...
By: Zacharie King
Estuaries are some of the most unique and diversified ecosystems in the world. Found along coastal regions where salt water coming in from the sea during tides mixes with freshwater entering the ocean. The result is a unique system that is a critical habitat for...
By: Zacharie King
One of the most difficult environments for geologist to gather samples of rock and study geological features are the ocean floors. The vastness of the ocean in addition to the immense pressure makes traditional methods of collecting samples and viewing features nearly impossible. To combat...
Why estuaries might be endangered
By: Kimberly Napier
Estuaries help the world in many ways. The Ohio State University states that they are areas of breeding for animals that live in deeper waters; they provide homes and feeding grounds for a variety of animals; they are an area where the basic needs of...

 

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