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July 25, 2019

 

Rain On The Rear Window

If you glance back at the rear window while driving through a rain shower, you’ll notice that while raindrops batter the front windshield, they seem to avoid the back window as long as the car is moving. 

October 31, 2017

 

A thunderstorm.

How A Thunderstorm Begins

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

April 3, 2017

 

In the stratosphere, easterly winds became westerly and vice versa.

Wind Do-Si-Do

Before 2015, the quasi-biennial oscillation happened approximately every twenty-eight months.

February 5, 2013

 

One small step!

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

August 1, 2012

 

The difference between day and night...

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

September 5, 2011

 

All About The North Atlantic Conveyor

Is Earth's climate vulnerable to small disturbances? Two geologists described the past vulnerability of an ocean current called the North Atlantic conveyor.

June 2, 2011

 

Thunderstorms Operate In Cycles

On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?

April 4, 2011

 

How Do Wind Farm Developers Know Exactly Where To Put Turbines?

You have probably seen wind farms popping up in your neighborhood. How do scientists know where wind farms will succeed?

January 6, 2011

 

Do Wind Farms Affect Temperature?

Wind farms are appearing all over the United States as an energy alternative. However, are they causing more harm than good.

May 10, 2010

 

How Ocean Waves Form

Have you ever been to the ocean and watched the waves? How do they form?

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