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Why are many fossils found in deserts?
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I would contend that the fact that the location is a desert has little to nothing to do in most cases to the existence of fossils at the location. Most of the fossils in the location, at least the ...

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How much and what kind of radiation passes through a cloud?
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Here is not a detailed article, but one you might find some informative thoughts in: http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/sunshine-on-a-cloudy-day On a basic note, any generalization starting ...

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Can the forecast N+1 days ahead be more certain than the forecast N days ahead?
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Typically, days with conditions which might produce local instabilities would produce a less certain forecast than a day with a stabilize pattern even if the more stable day was further in the future. ...

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Is it hotter in different places with the same air temperature?
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A temperature is a temperature but the effect of that temperature is not always the same. Some things that add to our perception include sun intensity, wind, humidity, and simply what we are used to. ...

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Is a glacier advancing or retreating? How to tell?
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If, before winter snows start and temps consistently drop below sustained freezing there is less total ice mass than they prior year at the same point, it is shrinking or in decline. If there is ...

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Is there a better system than latitudes and longitudes?
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Better is first and foremost opinion based so cannot be answered with a conical answer, but, will give it a stab anyway. First, it is entirely dependent on application. Start with your suggestion of ...

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Are there other divisions of Earth following beyond hemispheres?
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Not, IMO an ES question, but depending on what level of division, and if you are talking about the surface only or a partition of the sphere extending to the core, terms such as spherical sector, ...

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Why has the average low for the hottest months in Clearwater Florida about 5 degrees higher than the historical average?
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What you are observing is called anecdotal weather observations. I will address it in a number of points, none of which many people will agree with, but so be it. 2-3 years is weather, not climate. ...

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Lack of annual slash-and-burn in North America?
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Slash and burn has been used in North America and still is at times. I see regular field burning near me where fields are particularly rocky and tilling if impractical for the crops grown. It also ...

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Is snow less likely to appear at a coastal area?
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To add to Communnisty but too long for comment: In general, open water with moderate temperatures, make them a bit cooler in summer or in tropics than otherwise would be likely, warmer in winter and ...

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Why does relative humidity seem to correlate with high temperature (at least where I live)?
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I do not have the data to back this, I present this more as possible contributing points that you may be able to verify with data. DavePhD presents an excellent and backed answer for local sea ...

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Had the climatologists predicted climate change as the deviations to both extremely cold and hot temperatures before?
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Increased snowfall in a year or for a few years is weather, not climate change. Reports such as "this storm" or "this season" being cause by, proving or disproving global warming are all anecdotal ...

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What are the implications of the recent discovery that plants regulate their temperature around 21°C?
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I am shooting a bit for the hip here to be honest, this answer is opinion, not a researched position, but... To imply that a object, be it plant, animal, or inanimate object with the ability to self ...

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How this sedimentary rock is made?
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I would not say there is any one answer of how sedimentary rocks are formed, they are a wide class of rocks, and certainly they were not formed in one period, in fact they are still regularly forming. ...

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What natural phenomena increase stratospheric ozone?
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Atmospheric ozone is regularly produced by solar radiation energizing O(2) to split it and recombine it into O3. Similarly, lightning also produces ozone at both low altitudes and higher in the ...

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Can an earthquake occurring within two plates trigger another earthquake in a far away plate boundary?
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Most times it does not happen, but there are many factors involved and in part it depends on your definition of triggering. As a general rule, earthquakes are considered to occur when the stress on ...

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Does a mountain top have higher gravity than a nearby sea-level surface?
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Gravity is strictly a function of mass, distance, and gravitational constants. The higher the mountain, the less effect gravity will have. The amount is relatively trivial, but can be computed and ...

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How is Doppler radar used in rain prediction?
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Doppler radar is not used any differently to predict weather than older forms of radar were, satellite imagery is, or how physical observations that were then called or telegraphed ahead of an ...

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