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What started the US Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and could it happen again?
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The Dust Bowl was caused by farmers tilling up too much soil. However, there were also other factors. Weather also played a key role. Because there were several years of drought, and farmers had ...

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From where do weather radar maps get their data?
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The clouds that are shown on a radar map are a satellite picture that has been superimposed onto the map. The radar data is from various National Weather Service weather radar stations across the ...

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Is Mount Everest currently becoming taller or shorter every year?
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To put it very short and sweet, yes, it is getting taller. It is getting taller because the Indian-Australian and the Eurasian plates are continuing to collide. Also, from what I have read, the ...

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What type of storm cloud is this?
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I had a rather difficult time telling how the rest of the cloud structure looks; however, I would tend to believe your weather-enthusiast friend might be correct. A wall cloud - rotating or not - can ...

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Why does the so called "tornado alley" exist?
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Tornado alley exists because warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico collides with cool dry air from over the Rocky mountains, this causes instability in the atmosphere. These two ingredients meet ...

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