This article will help you spot common weather-related myths and misunderstandings. It will help you understand and talk about weather in a scientifically accurate and informed way, which will either annoy your friends or impress them.
If you have ever looked at a map before, you may have noticed that many of the land masses of Earth fit together like a puzzle. Don't worry, you're not crazy, but you may have unintentionally noticed one of the key clues to Continental Drift. Humans live long compared to other mammals, but not that long in the scope of geological change. The Earth's continents are constantly shifting over the span of billions of years, but humans never get to witness it in their lifetimes. The following article will take you back about 3.6 billion years and reveal some of the Earth's oldest and most mysterious supercontinents.
This article discusses about the first documented geological phenomenon of Sailing Stones, where rocks sail without human or animal intervention. This article traces the history of first observation and then research & experiments & theories for the cause of sailing stones. It concludes by providing the best possible postulate and technologies difficulties even in the advanced times to record this phenomenon.
Clouds are collective masses of either water droplets or crystals of ice. Clouds are a near ever present companion to the sky lines, sometimes molding themselves into abstract shapes or amassing in a great mass of gray and black warning of storms. Due to the many different shapes and sizes of clouds they have be classified into a variety of different types of clouds.
Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Hurricanes and other disasters may come your way, depending on the region of America that you live in. Be informed and prepared for the disasters that are most likely to hit your area.
What are sprite, jets and elves? Find out what they are, and why they are so strange.
An undeniable wild and extreme force of nature, thunderstorms can be both amazing and deadly all at the same time. The thick, black clouds associated with thunderstorms have the potential to generate the same amount of energy as a small nuclear bomb. That is hundreds and hundreds of megawatts of energy being released in a single thunderstorm. A thunderstorm is defined as a storm that contains both lightning and thunder which is caused by unstable atmospheric conditions. At any given time there are 1800 thunderstorms raging in the world, and annually there are around 16 million thunderstorms.
Throughout our history, mankind has always created new materials to accomodate for our growing needs. Although the terms have changed a bit from the early days, when the only reason to invent new things were to have new ways of killing each other, that principle still holds true.
This is an introduction about GIS mapping. You will learn what it is and how it is being used in a growing number of fields to benefit society.
Dark skies refer to large patches of sky that are relatively free of light pollution, making them perfect for any stargazer. While anyone can get away to a neighborhood park far from street lighting to see starry skies, the view won’t be as good as at a remote area devoid of artificial lighting. That’s because the sky over the park will still have sky glow from surrounding city lights. You’ll be able to see maybe 100 stars at the most at the park, but there are a few places in the world that have such pure and natural dark skies, that you can see over 1000 stars and even the Milky Way and other galaxies.
GIS is a field of research that can benefit farmers greatly by revealing important information that they need for better farming practices.