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Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe...
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COMET and MetEd offer many resources suitable for use in teaching geosciences to students in K-12.
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Published in 2015
We're heading out of this world to compare atmospheric compositions of the other planets in the solar system, as well as our own. Practically every other planet in our solar system can be considered to have an atmosphere, apart from perhaps the extremely thin, transient atmosphere of Mercury, with...
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Published in 2016
Learn about Lionel's education and path to a geoscience career. Lionel received his BS and MS degrees from UIC in Earth and Environmental Sciences.  He is an expert at using the gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS) for analysis of organic compounds and currently works at Stat Analysis...
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Published in 2015
El Niño is a series of complex weather patterns that occurs every two to seven years. It causes drastic changes in weather that can lead to billions of dollars in damages, high death tolls, and disease. Find out what causes El Niño, how it can affect you, and why it is so hard to predict it.
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Published in 2010
Flow: Currents and climate introduces viewers to oceanic thermohaline circulation -- the system of global ocean currents that cycle warm and cold water across the planet. This marine conveyor belt is a key mechanism in the complex exchange of energy between the oceans and the atmosphere,...
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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.
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Facts and information about different types of natural phenomena found in the world and universe. Includes weather, geology, space, and other types of phenomena. This site is designed to be an easy-to-use website for students and anyone interested in the subject matter. This site breaks phenomena...
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Published in 2014
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Atmospheric scientist Karen Kosiba studies how tornadoes form and do damage. Getting measurements near the surface of these twisters is difficult, though, and driving into them is a practice mostly reserved for the big screen. In this TEDYouth Talk, Kosiba describes how she and her team use...
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Published in 2015
Somewhere inside of every raindrop is a tiny impurity. A touch of salt, a speck of soot and grain of clay is absolutely crucial to a rain drops existence. In fact, without these microscopic pieces of dirt, there would be no rain because water vapor cannot condense into droplets on its own. This...
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Published in 2017
What is air pollution? Learn how greenhouse gasses, smog, and toxic pollutants effect climate change, and human health.
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Published in 2015
Watch this video and learn how clouds are created and cool facts about them.
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From his office window in downtown Buffalo, New York, attorney Alfonzo Cutaia captures this cloud formation above Lake Erie. With nearly five feet of snow pummeling the Buffalo area, this impressive timelapse shows the ominous power of the elements.
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Published in 2013
Video of a supercell near Booker, Texas.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
Lake Maracaibo is the stormiest place on the planet. Thunderstorms rage above this massive body of water for up to 200 days of the year, with each ear-splitting event lasting for several hours. But why? Graeme Anderson lists the factors that create Lake Maracaibo's seemingly everlasting storms.
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Published in 2017
From the perspective of us here on Earth, clouds are usually pretty boring. Sure, sometimes we spot one that looks cool or see a unique formation that we take a photo of for Instagram and then move on with our lives. But for astronauts and satellite cameras looking down on th eplanet from above,...
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Published in 2015
Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the US, are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and data are helping scientists learn more about when they might form and what paths they might take.
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Published in 2015
Meteor showers bring interplanetary debris, ranging from pebbles to boulders, into Earth's atmosphere. Find out how these dazzling displays come about.
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Published in 2012
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.
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