Storm clouds follow a pattern. If you know one of the patterns, you can predict a storm days in advance. The storm pattern I am about to describe happens between 30° to 60° north latitude which would include North America and Europe and parts of Asia and from 30° to 60° south latitude. The clouds […]
I woke up to the smell of rain. I walked in my garden and breathed deeply of the scent of good Earth. Moist dewy air filled my lungs. The rain hadn’t touched the Earth but it smelled of it just the same. Where does this scent comes from? In 1964, Australian scientists found that earthy […]
Here in the Delaware Valley, the last several days were thick with fog. The air had the misty look of a fantasy film. You can imagine hobbits whistling as they stroll along a shady path cushioned by pine needles or hear the galloping of a horse as a handsome elf advances toward you. But […]
Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speaks on the latest report and the United Nations Climate Talks taking place in Durban, South Africa. Watch the video Rajendra Pachauri on extreme weather and climate change.
One of the first scales to estimate wind speeds and the effects was created by Britain’s Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857). He developed the scale in 1805 to help sailors estimate the winds via visual observations. The scale starts with 0 and goes to a force of 12. The Beaufort scale is still used […]