Tag: Water

What Is the Beaufort Scale? What Is Its History?

Introduction—What is the Beaufort scale? The Beaufort scale refers to a method of estimating wind speed based on the surface condition of a large body of water in relation to wind waves and swell. The advent of the scale enables sailors to measure wind speed simply by observing the surface of the sea. Historical perspective Read More

Best Weather Websites for Authentic Information

The go-to Websites Having detailed information about weather is important due to various reasons. Whether you are planning to have a trip around the town or you are planning to go for a long drive, it is always best to have information about the weather patterns. This will further save you from the issues you can Read More

Hurricane: A Major Wind Force!

Hurricanes. How powerful are they? How does a hurricane work? What do you do in a Hurricane and after? Tropical places are hot and sunny in the summer.  The skies darken and storms sweep in from the sea, bringing fierce winds and lashing rain in the fall.   Depending on where you live, these storms are called Tropical storm, tropical cyclones, typhoons or hurricanes.

Floods. A Natural Disaster.

What are Floods? Floods are a lot of water.  Floods occur when a piece of land that is usually dry suddenly gets covered with water.   Water naturally flows from higher ground to low ground.  The low ground will fill up before the high ground.  That is why you see on TV people on their roofs Read More

What Is Drought?

A very bad natural disaster is a drought.  A drought is when there is a lack of precipitation (i.e. rain, snow, hail, sleet) over an extended period of time.  The length of time is usually a season or more with the result being a water shortage for plants, people or animals.