By: Kenneth Black
Rain - our planet depends on it as a valuable step in the water cycle. But what places on earth contribute to that cycle the most? While the media and others in popular culture never cease to remark about the wet weather in Seattle or...
Rainiest places in the world
By: JoAnne Windsinger
Rainiest Places in the WorldRain brings life. It greens up the earth, makes things grow, and is essential for an abundant life. Children chant for it to go away. Musicians write songs about it. Lovers walk in the seclusion it provides or duck into secret...
The nautical mile: Its length and definition
By: Michael Fassbender
Today there is an international standard for the nautical mile: 1.1508 miles, or 1.852 kilometers. Strictly speaking, these figures are not derived from surface distances, but rather from the curvature of the earth at the Equator.Since the earth is basically a sphere...
Understanding rain drops
By: Michael Fassbender
Rain seems like such a simple phenomenon. The sky grows dark, perhaps a peal of thunder is heard, and then the rain falls. We are so used to the idea that we rarely stop to wonder how it happens. The reality is far more complicated...
Understanding rain drops
By: Effie Moore Salem
Nature's wonder begin with the tiniest raindrop. Watching how they slide slide down your window pane can become an interesting past time. Learning how they form, how they change into snow flakes, sleet, freeze into rain, and back gain into rain drops, is excellent reading...
Longest rivers on earth
By: Sandra Petersen
Most research sources agree upon the three longest rivers in the world. They disagree upon the official lengths of these rivers and which rivers would fall into what ranking after the top three rivers are named. The dispute over length comes from what the source...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Elementary school teachers everywhere should be called on the carpet and forced to change their bulletin boards and calendars. Young children everywhere have been mislead. Those cute little teardrop shaped raindrops are a sham, a ruse, and terrible inaccuracy. It's time to begin over and...
The tallest waterfalls in the world
By: Sherry Law
The thrill of standing at the base of a huge waterfall cannot be understood until you've done it. The cool spray misting across your face, the thunder that you can feel as much as hear and the sunlight being refracted by the water droplets into...
Understanding rain drops
By: Sandra Petersen
Were you ever told that raindrops are God's tears? Of course they are not, but for us to understand what raindrops really are, we must understand what a cloud is. If there is not first a cloud, there can be no rain.Steve Horstmeyer, a...
Deepest lakes on Earth
By: Susan Smalls
Three-Quarters of our Earth's surface is covered in water. Although most of it is ocean water, the water in lakes cannot be ignored. Lakes often create magnificent scenery against their backgrounds. On sunny days, they often act as mirrors reflecting the sky and their surroundings...

 

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