12 Answered Questions for the topic Weather

08/08/19

What is the motivation of using the Enhanced Fujita Scale in place of the Fujita Scale?

In 2007, the US started using an Enhanced Fujita Scale in place of the Fujita Scale. From a "civilian's" perspective, the Fujita Scale seemed to measure wind whereas the Enhanced Fujita Scale... more

07/26/19

Why does every tsunami travel differently?

Tsunamis are quite interesting, as they only happen after a large displacement of water. Usually, the waves travel quite weirdly. Sometimes there are waves which bounce off of land and go back to... more

07/25/19

Is the urban heat island effect stronger during a particular season or part of the year?

It is known that cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding landscapes, and this is known as the "urban heat island effect". In the summer there is greater heat output from air conditioning... more

05/14/19

What is the cause of the jet streams?

Jet streams are fast-flowing currents of air in our earth's atmosphere. An enormous amount of energy is necessary to keep a jet stream going. Where does this come from and why?

05/11/19

When was the last ice age?

04/16/19

What is the Gulf Stream?

04/12/19

When did the Ice Age end?

An interesting concept about climate change!

03/14/19

What do weather forecasters mean when they say "50% chance of rain"?

What do weather forecasters mean when they say "50% chance of rain"? Even more confusing: weather report often says something like "30% chance of rain. >10mm", then the next day "70% chance of... more

11/28/16

a meteorologist reports that the rate of snowfall in January to total snowfall during the average winter is 2 to 5. If 44 inches have fallen in January of the,

current year, find the predicted total snowfall of the entire year 

09/12/16

The position of the earth in relation to the blank directly affects climate

The position of the earth in relation to the blank direct

09/06/16

Write and solve an equation to find the minimum and maximum actual temperatures when the thermometer states that the temperature is 87.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

The thermometer comes with a guarantee that the stated temperature differs from the actual temperature by more than 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

01/22/15

How do the seasons change based on your location on earth?

How do the seasons change based on your location on earth?

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