Lots of things other than rain and snow fall out of the sky, from mineral (meteorites and assorted space junk) to vegetable (autumn leaves), but animals? Now, that’s another story!
Global warming affects us all from rising sea levels to predictions by scientists that windier wetter weather patterns will ensue. So, how well do you understand global warming? Take the quiz and find out. It may even help you to reduce your own carbon footprint and help mitigate the problem.
Phew - if you feel confused about what’s really going on with our environment, you’re definitely not alone. There’s a lot of information out there, and not all of it’s true. Whether you’re trying to figure out what the debate is, why it’s controversial, or what’s mere opinion, we’ve got you covered.
Let us bring some sunshine into your life as this fascinating guide to weather systems sheds light on how different aspects of the weather are formed, why predictions are a lot more accurate than the technology is given credit for, and the importance of knowing what’s going on above our heads.
The monsoon, is widely thought of as the essential seasonal rains India needs for its agriculture that may bring cataclysmic flooding. However, this weather term has a more general meaning. Find out why monsoons form and how they affect certain parts of the world.
If you are out in the sun you should be cautious since overexposure can cause damage to the skin. This is why the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) devised the Ultraviolet Index(UV) which helps you take precautions. Find out what the UV index is, how it’s used and what precautions to take.
Like some huge python in the sky, Earth’s jet stream—a living river of wind—strongly influences and can even determine weather and flight patterns. Consider some specifics of both the jet stream’s structure and function.
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. Here we explain the Coriolis force in hurricanes for kids
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.
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 the optical properties of these natural wonders.