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August 19, 2019

 

Hot And Bothered Fish

Scientists working with two species of damselfish on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef discovered that when water temperatures increased by as little as three degrees, fish personalities changed.

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 6, 2018

 

Weather reports in the United States rarely distinguish between the ground and air temperatures.

What The Weather Report Doesn’t Tell You

There can be big variations in the temperature based on height and distance from the ground.

October 31, 2017

 

A thunderstorm.

How A Thunderstorm Begins

The simplest isolated thunderstorm begins with hot sunshine baking the ground.

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 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.

September 30, 2013

 

Sunrise or sunset?

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

May 31, 2012

 

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Trade in Your Wind

Does the wind have anything to do with the rotation of the earth?

April 30, 2012

 

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The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

April 12, 2012

 

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Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

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