Atmospheric Science

The atmosphere is the key to life on Earth. This thin layer is what protects us from the hostile environment of space. Here you can learn all about the atmospheric sciences.

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Why is snow white?

Why is snow white? It's frozen water, and water isn't white, it's clear.


Why is winter not happening?

Many folks in the Northern Hemisphere are still waiting for their full-blown snowman invasion to hit. Is Frosty ever going to come this winter?

Countries with Perfect Climates Pictures

We found paradise! From rainforests to mountaintops we have uncovered the top countries with perfect climates. Take a look at these countries and their unique climates here.

10 Countries With Perfect Climates

A perfect climate means different things to different people. These 10 countries span the globe and offer a wide range of climates to satisfy any taste -- hot, cold or in-between.

Can we control the weather?

Who likes getting caught in a downpour without an umbrella? Not this guy and not us. Are we ever going to achieve rainmaker status so we can dial up a few gentle showers one day and a blast of sunshine the next?

Why can't scientists accurately predict the weather?

We can put a person on the moon. We can zip particles around accelerators at insanely high speeds. But nope, we cannot tell you for sure whether you'll need that animal print umbrella tomorrow. Why not?

Rainbow Pictures

Why are there so many pictures of rainbows? And what’s on the other side? Hum along with us as you browse through a few snaps of one of nature’s most beautiful effects.

Why do they use salt to melt ice on the road in the winter?

Salt is often sprinkled on the roads in the winter to melt the ice. Have you ever wondered why salt is used?

What does it mean when a barometer is rising or falling?

Barometers are used to predict the weather. What exactly does it mean when the weatherman says the barometer is rising or falling?

Why is the sky blue?

Chances are you could formulate a reasonably well-informed guess. Why not read the article and get the definitive answer?

How Weather Works

You might think of weather as something that happens around your life. It could prevent you from taking a bike ride or inspire you grab an umbrella on your way out. But there's more to weather than its ability to thwart the best-laid plans.