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Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific and crosses the U.S.

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The Influence Of Ocean Currents On Climate

The Influence Of Ocean Currents On Climate By Waqar Awan The ocean currents influence the climate of a place to a great degree and can dramatically alter the temperature regime of the areas concerned. There are many ocean currents around the globe but the most famous are the following. The Californian Current This current flows past the coastline of San…

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DISAPPEARING DROUGHT

DISAPPEARING DROUGHT According to a report from NASA’s Earth Observatory… At the end of April 2017, just 6 percent of the United States was afflicted by drought, the lowest level in 17 years of analysis by the U.S. Drought Monitor. That’s a substantial turnaround from a few years ago, when long and short term droughts spread across much of the…

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The Climate Of The Continental Regions

The Climate Of The Continental Regions By Waqar Awan The continental regions of the world share some common phenomena, viz., summer rain maxima, large seasonal variations in temperatures, very low relative humidity and large difference in the day and night temperatures. The continental regions-far removed as they are from any water body like seas and oceans- exhibit extreme in their…

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Can Sacramento California’s Levees Survive A Robust Pine Apple Express Atmospheric River?

Can Sacramento California’s Levees Survive A Robust Pine Apple Express Atmospheric River? By Lance Winslow In watching the huge amount of precipitation that will deluge Northern California just after the first week of 2017 our Think Tank dared to ask the question no one wants to talk about; are the Sacramento Levees safe? It turns out that Arnold Schwarzenegger as…

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