The oceans cover about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, and that about 97 percent of all water on and in the Earth is saline—there’s a lot of salty water on our planet. But, where did all this salt come from?
Those who live in hurricane prone areas understand how intense these storms can be, and these tropical systems have multiple threats. While many of us picture wind and storm surge at the coast, the risk from hurricanes extends inland.
When you think of lightning, you think of a thunderstorm. Many people also assume that hurricanes have a lot of lightning because they are made up of hundreds of thunderstorms. However, hurricanes do not typically produce lightning.
Without winds, the Earth would be inhabitable. Winds distribute heat energy over our planet. If we did not have any winds in the atmosphere, it would be extremely hot in the tropical regions and extremely cold in the northern regions.
Now that hurricane season is upon us, you may often hear meteorologists talking the Bermuda high. But what exactly is it? And how does it affect the development of tropical systems and the tracks they take?
With National Trails Day coming up, you might want to dust off your walking shoes and prepare to hit the trail. About four and a half hours south of Memphis is a dramatically eroding canyon commonly known as the “Little Grand Canyon."
The Mississippi constantly erodes its banks, particularly within the last thousand miles because, unlike upper regions, the lower Mississippi contains no locks or dams. How river-side plants, including one here in Memphis, is helping with this erosion.
Lyme Disease is on the rise and ticks are no longer just found in wooded areas. As more people get outdoors they may be more exposed to ticks. Weather may also be the reason for this rise in ticks and Lyme Disease
A total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26th and it will coincide with the May supermoon. This will be 2021′s first and only total lunar eclipse. The cosmic phenomenon won’t occur again until May 15, 2022!
Every 10 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases an analysis of U.S. weather of the past three decades that calculates average values for temperature, rainfall and other conditions. That time has come again.
According to the US Geological Survey microplastics are found in 12% of freshwater fish in the United States. They are also found at a rate of 112,000 particles for every square mile of water in the Great Lakes, and 1,285 particles for every square foot of river sediment.