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World’s Biggest Tsunamis

While tsunamis came to the forefront of the world's attention when the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami hit the coast of Sumatra, they have taken place several times in the past. There are very destructive and deadliest tsunamis in terms of loss of lives caused by them or...

World’s Biggest Tsunamis

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Tsunami

Tsunamis Tsunamis, often referred to as tidal waves, are a series of ocean waves, called a wave train, caused when an earthquake or other major disturbances like landslides and volcanic eruptions displace hundreds of cubic kilometres of water from its equilibrium position. Pronounced...

Tsunami

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Ice Age

Ice Age
In the movie, Ice Age, a saber-toothed tiger befriends a woolly mammoth – not a likely happening in real life. The last real-life ice age occurred about 18,000 years ago. During this time,

Ice Age

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Lightning – Nature’s Firework

Lightning – Nature’s Firework
If thunder is Mother Nature’s percussion instruments, then lightning is certainly Nature's fireworks. How is lightning formed? Lightning happens when negative electrical charges build up in the bottom portion of a

Lightning – Nature’s Firework

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons
Which season do you like the best – spring, summer, fall or winter? Most of us have a favorite season. But what causes seasons? Seasons are caused by the Earth’s tilt in relation to the

Four Seasons

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How is Snow Made?

How is Snow Made?
The first snowfall of the year is always exciting, isn’t it? You love crunching through the snow, making a snowman and hefting snowballs at your brother. By March, though, you’re probably tired of the snow and ready for spring. Have you ever wondered how snow is made, though? Snow occurs...

How is Snow Made?

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Being a Weather Forecaster

Being a Weather Forecaster
Weather forecasters that you see on television seem glamorous and exciting. Meteorology is an exciting career, but it’s not all about...

Being a Weather Forecaster

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Understanding the Weather Forecast

Understanding the Weather Forecast
“A low pressure system is moving into our area tonight.” “The relative humidity level is at 30 percent.” “Winds are moving out of the northwest at 20 miles per hour.” You might have heard a

Understanding the Weather Forecast

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Rain – Where Does it Come From

Rain – Where Does it Come From
Rain makes the grass green and it makes your garden grow. Have you ever wondered what makes rain though? There are always tiny drops of water vapor in the air. Warm air has more water vapor than cold air, which is why it is often humid in the

Rain – Where Does it Come From

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons
You probably have a favorite season. Have you ever wondered what causes the seasons, though? You probably know that the Earth spins on its axis every day, making a complete...

Four Seasons

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Sandstorms – How They Form

Sandstorms – How They Form
Most storms bring rain or snow, but how about sand? A sandstorm happens when great gusts of wind pick up sand and carry it for miles and miles. The

Sandstorms – How They Form

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Tornadoes

Tornadoes
A tornado might have carried Dorothy on a great adventure to the land of Oz, but in real life, you don’t want to get anywhere near one. Tornadoes happen when warm air from the Gulf of Mexico...

Tornadoes

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Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning
Kaboom! Watching and listening to a thunderstorm can be exciting, but you wouldn’t want to be out in it. All thunderstorms make lightning and lightning is dangerous. Lightning happens when ice and water particles bump around inside thunder

Thunder and Lightning

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Different Types of Clouds

Different Types of Clouds
Have you ever watched clouds on a summer day? Some clouds are white, fat and fluffy. They float high in the sky. Others are low, gray and thin. They might even look a little green. Scientists have discovered several kinds of clouds and named them. Watching the clouds is not only fun, but it can...

Different Types of Clouds

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