How Plates Movem : If seafloor spreading drives the plates, what drives seafloor spreading? Picture two convection cells side-by-side in the mantle, similar to the illustration in Figure below. Hot mantle from the two adjacent cells rises at the ridge axis, creating a new ocean crust. The top limb of …Read More »
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Is the Greenhouse Effect a Good Thing or a Bad Thing
Introduction Why is Earth the only planet in the solar system known to have a life? The main reason is Earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere is a mixture of gases that surrounds the planet. We also call it air. The gases in the air include nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. Along …Read More »
Why is it winter in the Southern Hemisphere when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere
The sun is always up, even in the middle of the night in Antarctica during the summer. The photo on the left is Antarctica during the night in the summer. The photo on the right is of Antarctica during the day in summer. Similarly, in the winter Antarctica is mostly …Read More »
Why were winds so important to the early explorers
When Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and for centuries before and after, ocean travel depended on the wind. Mariners knew how to get where they were going and at what time of the year based on experience with the winds. Winds were named for their usefulness to sailors, such as …Read More »
What is ozone and why are we concerned about a hole in the ozone?
Children in Punta Arenas, Chile, the world’s most southern city, look forward to spring as much as anyone who lives through a frigid, dark winter. But some years, the children are instructed not to go outside because the ozone hole has moved north and the UV radiation is too high. …Read More »
What is one of the deadliest science jobs?
No one can predict exactly when a volcanic eruption will take place. There are clues, but no one knows exactly when. Sometimes a volcano will erupt when scientists are studying it. Volcanologists have a high fatality rate among scientists because forecasting eruptions is so difficult. Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Volcanic eruptions …Read More »
Does a picnic bring rain?
Weather forecasts are better than they ever have been. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a 5-day weather forecast today is as reliable as a 2-day forecast was 20 years ago. Now there’s no excuse to be rained out on a picnic! The most accurate weather forecasts are made …Read More »
How Does Heat on Earth Resemble a Household Budget?
After the sun’s energy enters the Earth’s atmosphere the heat is either absorbed—(taken in, reflected—hitting a barrier and bouncing off), or scattered—(hitting a barrier and bouncing off in many different directions). The heat left on Earth is equal to the amount of heat absorbed minus the amount of heat given …Read More »
Making Quality Compost on a Garden Scale
Benefits Among the attributes of compost are – Immobilizes nutrients in the bodies of microorganisms. This keeps nutrients, especially nitrogen, from leaching out of the pile. When the finished compost is applied to the soil, nutrients are released slowly and in forms available to plants. Increases soil organic matter and …Read More »
Cool Season Cover Crops: Selection and Timing
In areas of the Central Coast where winter rainfall typically exceeds 25 inches per year, and especially on sloped ground, cover cropping in annual vegetable cropping systems is highly advisable to protect non-cropped soil from both erosion and nutrient leaching. Based on numerous studies, the optimum time for planting winter …Read More »