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Impossible or improbable? Hurricane crossing the equator

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Why does lightning strike from the ground-up?

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What started the US Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and could it happen again?

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Are Richter-magnitude 10 earthquakes possible?

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(How long) would Earth's atmosphere last without a global magnetic field?

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Is earthquake prediction possible?

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Why is Earth's inner core made of an iron-nickel alloy?

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Equinoxes and solstices: start of the season or mid-season?

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Is a complete global flood physically possible on Earth?

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Would the Earth function the same spinning the other way?

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What do weather forecasters mean when they say "50% chance of rain"?

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What is the cause of the jet streams?

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What causes 'positive' lightning to be rarer, higher charged, and longer lasting than 'negative' lightning?

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Why do crystals, like quartz and diamonds, form in different colors?

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Do tornadoes have eyes?

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Is there a difference between rock and stone?

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Peak phosphorus - what are the sinks?

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How do tropopause folds form and do they have any impact on synoptic scale weather?

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What data does a skilled meteorologist look at to predict thunderstorms?

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Why don't scientists use fire entry suits to study volcanoes?

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How do seismologists locate the epicenter and focus of an earthquake?

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1 answer
699 views

Why are weather kites no longer used (much) operationally?

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Why does the colour of amethyst fade if exposed to too much light?

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860 views

Does volcanic activity fluctuate?

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How to reconcile hourly vs. daily probability of precipitation in the forecast?

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What is the methodology to analyze future climatic extremes using the results of climate models?

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What causes these banded clouds?

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Does a green or yellow sky actually indicate a tornado?

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What constitutes a blizzard in meterological terms?

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Do other terrestrial planets have "earthquakes"?