Tag: Weather

Ozone Layer- Past and Present

The ozone layer is located about 9.3-18.6 miles above the Earth’s surface and serves as a barrier that absorbs the majority of the ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. By absorbing the damaging ultraviolet rays, the ozone layer prevents them from reaching Earth and protects us from the dangerous consequences of ultraviolet exposure. Ultraviolet rays Read More

Rainforests

We are all very familiar with the beautiful, dense jungles known as rainforests. Characterized by their tropical species and tall, green trees, they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. However, did you know that there are two different types of rainforests? The two different types, temperate and tropical, differ from each other based Read More

How do Sunburns and Suntans Form?

If you’re anything like me, summertime is filled with countless hours outside. Whether it is swimming, hiking, boating, or running, I am constantly soaking in the sun’s rays to hopefully get that desired golden tan. However, I recently vacationed in Lake Powell and, while I came back with a nice tan, my mom came back Read More

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