Tag: Freeze

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

Winter Storms: The Ultimate Challenge

In recent years, especially the years 2017 and 2018, winter storms have been incredibly hazardous. All over the northern hemisphere, there have been devastating disasters. The East Coast of the USA has had one Nor’easter after another. This is creating feet of snow instead of inches. In Europe, they have had their share also. In Read More

Imperial Measurements Vs. Metric Measurements

Celcius or Fahrenheit Differences As we look at reading temperatures, why are some using Imperial measurements while most others use Metric measurements? Do you know the difference? Well, let’s first look at what the different measurements are. Metric Measurement System Metric is a decimal system of weights and measures. It is easy to convert between units (e.g. from Read More

Blizzard, Nature’s Icy Wind!

Take us to light speed! A heavy snowstorm or a blizzard?  Have you ever driven down the highway during a snowstorm and you can’t even see the front of your car?  The feeling of light speed as you see the snow come towards the lights on your car.  What is a blizzard?  Is there a Read More