Weather & Climate Change

  • The Mechanisms of Shallow Landslides and Their Causes

    It can be said that human activities create simulations of the mechanisms that cause a slope to lose its soil stability. All these have contributed to the increased frequency by which shallow landslides occur. Understand that rainfalls merely trigger...
    By ciel s cantoria July 13, 2011 

  • Understanding the Coriolis Force for Students

    Why do hurricanes move from north to south and east to west instead of just from west to east like most other storms? The simple answer is because of the Coriolis force, but that’s only a simple answer if you know what the Coriolis force is...
    By KennethSleight July 8, 2011 

  • What are Jet Streams? Definition, Development, Purpose, and Importance

    Jet streams are important, especially for aviation. Understanding a jet stream, its purpose, and its cause is very important in helping to understand other processes, such as future power generation.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 8, 2011 

  • Understanding Dew Point

    This article examines dew point. It will present the basics of dew point and will explain them and what their importance is.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 8, 2011 

  • How is Precipitation Measured?

    Understanding how precipitation is measured can go a long way in understanding our weather as a whole. This article will focus on how precipitation is measured and the tools used by meteorologists.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 8, 2011 

  • Drought: Causes, Stages and Problems

    Understanding what a drought is, its causes, and it stages will allow us to help prevent some drought problems when a drought does occur.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 8, 2011 

  • Rainmaker: A Brief Explanation of Cloud Seeding

    It has been a long-treasured dream of mankind to be able to control the weather, particularly rainfall. Here we explain the origin of cloud seeding, its history, and the mechanisms which underlie it.
    By Dr Mike C June 29, 2011 

  • Gore Speaks At Harvard and Urges for More to be Done to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Al Gore speaks at Harvard University to address the issue of global warming and why we must end our use of fossile fuels and reduce carbon emissions.
    By Niki Fears June 27, 2011 

  • Why Can't You Get to the End of the Rainbow?

    Getting the leprechaun's gold is a fool's errand. There is no way to get to the end of the rainbow because it does not physically exist! No matter how hard you try, once you get too close, the rainbow disappears. It is all due to physics and...
    By KennethSleight June 27, 2011 

  • Clouds and Climate

    They may look innocent, but clouds may have a major-and potentially disastrous- affect on global climate.
    By Matt Schelke June 27, 2011 
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