Monthly Archives: January 2011
The Earth revolves around the sun in a giant ellipse, and so is not always at the same distance from the Sun throughout the year.
Contrary to what you might expect, the Earth is closer to the Sun during our winter season . . . Continue reading
Meteorologists monitor the atmosphere above the surface by using a radio-equipped meteorological instrument package – called radiosondes – carried aloft by a helium-filled weather balloon.
The radiosondes . . . Continue reading
Diamond dust is a cloud composed of tiny ice crystals that forms near the ground. It is often reported under clear sky conditions and so is also known as ‘clear-sky precipitation.’
The formation of diamond dust requires . . . Continue reading