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What is a hurricane?

The Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade, Hurricane Matthew, has already killed at least nine people and was threatening the southeastern US on Wednesday.

dateOct 05, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Taking a fault's temperature

Ever think about taking a fault's temperature? What would you learn? A unique experiment where temperature was continuously measured for nearly a year inside the fault that made the catastrophic 2011 magnitude 9.0 Japan Earthquake ...

dateSep 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA sees Hermine's twin towers

In order for Hermine or any other tropical depression, to intensify there must be a pathway for heat energy from the ocean surface to enter the atmosphere. For Hermine, the conduit may have been one of the two "hot towers" ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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