Tag: Water

Flash Floods- The Cause of Most Weather-Related Deaths

Flash floods are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the world because of their immense power, speed, and unpredictability. In the United States, the amount of deaths caused by floods largely exceeds those killed by tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning combined. Furthermore, the amount of deaths and injuries caused by these natural disasters increases 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

Gift Ideas: The Must-Have’s for Fishing

Fishing is a great outdoor past time that a lot of people love. Families and friends have passed down experiences from generation to generations and they all involve fishing. The quiet atmosphere of fishing can be the peace you are looking for in this busy world. Here are some great accessories to make your fishing Read More

How Does a Doppler Radar Work to Watch Weather?

What is a Doppler radar like? A Doppler radar is a unique and specialized radar.  It performs its ‘weather watch’ functions by making use of the Doppler effect.  This enables it to produce velocity data relating to objects present at some distance. A Doppler radar can be seen when driving through U.S 41 between Marquette 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