Tag: Prediction

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

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

Volcanic Ash’s Affect on the Weather

After volcanic eruptions, the impact can be felt thousands of miles away from the eruptive foci or center. The weather condition stretching the entire perimeter of such distances and beyond can be profoundly affected too. This relatively long-range impact comes from the materials which are given off or emitted during the eruption. Prominent amongst these Read More

What Is the Beaufort Scale? What Is Its History?

Introduction—What is the Beaufort scale? The Beaufort scale refers to a method of estimating wind speed based on the surface condition of a large body of water in relation to wind waves and swell. The advent of the scale enables sailors to measure wind speed simply by observing the surface of the sea. Historical perspective Read More

Different Types of Clouds and What They Do

What are the different types of clouds?   According to the International Cloud Atlas of the World’s Meteorological Organisation, there are over 100 different types of clouds in existence. However, each one can be divided to become part of ten basic types of clouds, depending on its height and general shape in the sky. Are you Read More