By: Melissa Mercer
An air pressure system is a break in the sea level pressure distribution. High and low pressure systems develop due to exchanges of temperature changes within the atmosphere. Whenever there are temperature alterations concerning the environment, the water within the oceans and lakes, the sway...
Overview of the hottest and coldest US national parks
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The National Parks in the northern United States tend to have the coldest temperatures while the southern states have the hottest temperatures. However, Alaska’s national parks have the coldest temperatures by far, with many of them below 32 degrees for most of the year...
DIY guide to making an anemometer
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
One of the best ways to involve your family in science and learning is to talk about and study the weather. No matter where you live there is something to observe and measure. It is fun to make your own weather observation tools. The information...
DIY guide to making an anemometer
By: Stefani A
Meteorologists have a lot of tools they use to monitor and predict the weather to keep the public informed on what to expect when they walk out the door. An anemometer is one of those tools. It is used to measure the wind speed. As...
Alert level raised for Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano
By: Leigh Goessl
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano continues to show increased signs of awakening this month. On May 8, 2013 the volcano began to spew ash during a series of ongoing small eruptions after becoming more active over the past month. After approximately eight hours of small eruptions and...
How forest fires change local weather patterns
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Forest fires, or wildfires, change local weather patterns by adding heat and smoke to existing weather patterns. Fire needs three things to burn: heat, oxygen and combustible material, like vegetation. Dr. Terry Clark has devised a computer model that helps firefighters make better decisions about...
How high pressure weather systems form
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Most people will take a minute to watch or listen to the weather forecast. Often people have heard terms like high pressure system, low pressure and the general thoughts that the weatherman share. It would be interesting to know if the general public really understands...
By: Donna Hicks
National Parks in the United States attract millions of visitors annually. The natural beauty and mystique at national parks most likely leaves many visitors in awe. But potential visitors will want to research the temperatures in order to be properly dressed if planning a trip...
By: Donna Hicks
Forest fires have a reputation for occurring fairly regularly in some areas of the United States and certain areas around the world. Left behind after the fire is devastation and death. The loss of nature’s beauty, wildlife, natural habitats, homes and even lives of...
Tornado Alley explained
By: Sam Smart
"Tornado Alley" is a nickname given for the central United States. This has to do with a relatively high number of tornadoes there, not necessarily how large or severe they are. While tornadoes have occurred in all fifty states, the more frequent tornadoes spawn in...

 

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