Gravity is a real force, and it affects every object in the universe. The Coriolis effect, on the other hand, is only an apparent force — but it still has a huge impact on the air and water around our planet. So what is the Coriolis effect is, and how does it plug into our worldwide weather?
Wind contains a lot of energy, and wind shear can focus this energy in potentially destructive ways. We’ll explore what wind shear is and how tornadoes and hurricanes respond to it.
Bird migration is a complex process based on instinct as well as external factors like the weather. In fact, seasonal weather patterns have a big effect on bird migration patterns. Spring migration and fall migration, as well as smaller midyear migrations, are all affected by the weather. Here we will explore some of the ways that weather affects bird migration.
Snowflakes are not only beautiful and delicate, they are also unique, each one just a little different. How do snowflakes form, and what are the odds that any two might be the same? Find out why it’s so hard to find two duplicate snowflakes.