A detailed guide explaining everything you need to know about the water cycle, processes and the different types of rainfall all explained with beautiful diagrams.
Since the dawn of the aviation age, a new type of cloud has been appearing in our skies. Contrails, or condensation trails, are clouds that form in the wake of a passing aircraft at high altitude.
Hurricane season officially lasts until late November. Though the last six weeks are not overly abundant with these storms, deadly hurricanes can still occur in October, November, and even December.
The ionosphere is a layer of the earth that is electrified; this permits the refraction and reflection of radio waves throughout the planet
For eons agriculturalists have been fighting what they call "bacterial speck" on tomatoes and other crop plants, without anyone realizing that the same bacteria is at the heart of rain and snow.
Thunder and lightning in the middle of a snow blizzard is a rare but dramatic event. What causes this phenomenon, and why is it happening more often?
Chemical weathering is one of the forces that shapes our landscapes. Man-made structures are affected, too, Find out how...
Hurricanes are one of the most common natural disasters to happen near ocean waters. They can be very destructive, dependent on category and location.
Decades ago, in 1982, the World Meteorological Organization chose the name Sandy in their alphabetical list of named Atlantic storms, never knowing that this would become a storm of immense proportions that would affect much of the eastern seaboard,...
The practice of cloud seeding (weather manipulation) for rain has spread throughout the world during the 50 years since its methods were first discovered. What does it look like now as an industry?
Hurricanes bring high winds and flooding. They also display more unusual natural phenomena many of us rarely see. I share 4 unusual natural phenomena I've witnessed during hurricanes.
By using a nifty acronym and a fun little song, you can easily remember the order of the rainbow colors.
Natural disasters aren't always disastrous. There are benefits to having a flood, hurricane, and volcanic eruption. Most of these benefits will not take effect immediately. This hub inspects three popular natural disasters, their disadvantages, and their benefits.
NOAA is a scientific agency with almost 12,000 personnel globally. With this kind of scope, they have the manpower and the means to make some stunning discoveries.
The recent creation of a huge iceberg at the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica is a scientific event worth noting. Following is some info about Antarctic icebergs that will help put this in perspective.
Learn about the science of remote sensing. Remote sensing is defined as the measurement of object properties on the earth’s surface using data acquired from aircraft and satellites.
Real Green solutions come from deep thinking about the causes of problems we created over centuries. Natural crises have deep roots in human actions.
Volcanoes can affect climate and climate can affect a volcano, though these two events do not necessarily occur in equal amounts. By far, the most common phenomena, revolves around a very large volcano emitting tons of debris and chemicals into the atmosphere.
Mark Lynas's "Six Degrees" is a modern classic, outlining potential effects of various levels of global warming. It's summarized, evaluated, and updated here, with links to 7 supplementary Hubs.
From June to November, hurricanes pose a potential risk to the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. The worst hurricanes in history have caused devastating loss of life and property.
Earth has its own share of "unworldly" happenings that even science cannot explain. Some are similar to biblical phenomena that people will not believe easily. But these are real and they exist!..
The atmosphere is a thin layer of gases surrounding the surface of the Earth. The gases composing the atmosphere are distributed in a layer of approximately 150 km (93 miles).
Learn about the different types of tornadoes and see 15 clear, amazing pictures of these violent storms. Find out out how tornadoes are ranked on the Fujita scale and see examples of F5 tornadoes.
This article suggests the biggest man-made environmental disasters in the history of the United States. These disasters may not have killed people, but they severely damaged the ecosystem and will cost millions, if not billions, of dollars to clean up.
Health risks that arise due to human activities can be as subtle as sub-clinical effects, and can lead to severe of impaired pulmonary function and physiological changes in the cardiovascular system.
A photographic odyssey explaining the progression and formation of the ice shelves forming on The Great Lakes before and after the 2014 historic polar vortex event. Includes hidden dangers!
Together with many social and economic benefits of urbanization, there are also environmental problems. Cities comprise less than 3% of the Earth's surface, but there is a massive local pollution.
Seeing the Hurricane Harvey path, one can understand how it became our nation's costliest natural disaster. Hurricane Harvey's damage affected more than a dozen states and cost nearly $200 billion. The devastating results of 2018's Hurricane Michael in Florida may well exceed Harvey's record.
A look at the difference between the Northern Lights and the Southern Lights. Plus what makes the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis so spectacular.
What were the most destructive natural disasters in the history of our planet? Earth has weathered many hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Are humans responsible for some of these disasters?
Instead of irregularities in Earth's orbit, temperature changes are now caused by changes in atmospheric greenhouse gasses released by human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels.