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Posts tagged Rainfall

December 19, 2006

 

lightning bolts in the clouds in front of the moon

Iced Lightning

Do ice and lightning mix? Find out how a lightning bolt forms and how ice plays a role.

December 22, 2003

 

Drought

Why do droughts occur? Find out the causes and grueling effects of these meteorological events on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Dirt about Desert Soil

In the desert, the absence of water means little or no chemical weathering can take place. Instead, erosion, frost, sedimentation, and the huge temperature fluctuations between day and night break down the rocky surface into sand or gravel.

September 27, 2003

 

The Great Worm Odyssey

Ever wonder why worms stay burrowed in the ground until a rain finally comes? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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