Tag: Cold

How Much Do You Know about Polar Vortex?

The polar vortex, as its name suggests, is found around the North Pole. It’s a band of strong winds, high in the atmosphere, keeping bitterly cold air locked around the Arctic region. The circulation as such is not considered a single storm, or even a pattern of weather. The North Pole polar vortex expands during Read More

The Science Behind the Sea Level Rising

For over a century now, sea level has been on the rise and has been at an even more rapid rate in the last decade. According to tidal gauge readings and satellite measurement, Global Mean Sea level has been on the increase by 0.3 inches (3.2 millimeters) annually. Within the last decade, it has approximately Read More

Different Types of Sheet Ice

Typical sheet ice refers to ice formed through a rapid freezing effect. They appear in a smooth, thin layer usually on water or wet surfaces. In other words, sheet ice completely covers the surface waters by thin layer ice pellets. The Formation of Sheet Ice As temperature continually goes down, the ice gradually grows thicker. Read More

The Effects of Weather on Agriculture

Agriculture, the cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock for food and commercial purposes.  It is one of the pillars of the thriving economy of any country. United States Agriculture alone, for instance, is responsible for $300 billion gained to the US economy on an annual basis. When considering other agro-related products, the gross domestic Read More

Using Wind to Create Electricity

Wind Turbines are popping up in a lot of places that have a lot of wind. Why? Simply put, the wind is air in motion.  Wind works by uneven pressure and temperature due to electromagnetic radiation from the sun. It represents a form of kinetic energy from the sun, hence said to be renewable. By Read More