Tag: Precipitation

Tales of Lightning Survivors and the Effects

Lightning survivors are rare, but they do happen. Whether it is a direct hit, association hit, or from the left-over voltage from the ground. Here are some of their stories. Lightning There are 240 volts of electricity that runs through a house. A transformer’s job is to reduce the 7,200 volts to the 240 volts. Read More

Lightning Science: How does it Work?

The sight and sound of thunder and lightning usually mean the beginning of Spring. Some places it could mean the start of a hurricane. Mythology and Stories From the beginning, parents have tried to explain lightning. Whether it is religious ideas or made up stories to calm fears, some of the stories can be quite Read More

Lightning Safety Tips and Resources

The roll of thunder usually means lightning is not far away. The crackle of the storm brings everyone to attention. So, how can we be safe? Here are some tips to keep you safe during lightning storms. When and Where Outdoor Safety Do’s Checking the Forecast If you are planning an activity outside, check the 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

Measuring Rainfall: Types of Rain Gauges

Long before now, several scientists wanting to measure rainfall came up with a few designs of rain gauges. The Ancient Greeks and in India were one of the first to create tools to measure rainfall. Then came Korea which first to create a standardized gauge called a Cheugugi. Rain Gauges We have rain gauges which are Read More