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August 15, 2019

 

Clouds In The Kitchen

Steam is water that’s heated to two hundred twelve degrees Fahrenheit.  Believe it or not, steam is invisible; you can see right through it.

June 10, 2019

 

The Limitations of Weather Forecasts

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University did a collaborative study in which they tried to find the ultimate limit of how far out we could predict the weather.

March 7, 2017

 

Contrails from airplanes like these over Bergen, Germany are formed when water vapor condenses around exhaust particles

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

May 23, 2016

 

clouds

How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

July 30, 2014

 

A cloud can weigh tons.

Floating Clouds

Despite weighing tons, clouds seem to free-float in the air. How do the billowy marvels stay up in the sky?

May 22, 2014

 

Manhattan looks a lot different than it did a couple of centuries ago -- it's weather does too.

Urban Weather Systems

Some cities are big enough to noticeably impact local weather patterns.

April 21, 2014

 

Thankfully, we don't need a special suit to travel to space in our imaginations.

Going Up

On this edition of A Moment Of Science, we check out some of the atmosphere's many layers.

May 29, 2013

 

Venus is shown in transit

Volcanos On Venus!

The European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter discovered evidence of volcanic eruptions that occurred as recently as several thousand years ago.

December 26, 2012

 

Check out the intensity of Hurricane Irene from space!

Is There Any Way To Make Hurricanes Less Intense?

It seems like every year, hurricanes are getting bigger and more dangerous. Is there any way to make hurricanes less intense?

May 24, 2012

 

Could we be saying goodbye to uncomfortable hot days?

Particle Discovered Which Could Cool The Planet

Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.

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