Weather and climate

Water power

Friday, September 28, 2012
by Diane Boudreau

From your body, to plants, to the engine of a car—water helps hot things chill out. But water is a limited resource. How can we cool down and still conserve?

How to catch a wave

Thursday, December 6, 2012
by Diane Boudreau

A plane flying over Phoenix uses invisible waves to find out what’s on the ground—and how hot it gets.

Hot in the city

Friday, September 28, 2012
by Diane Boudreau

There's no doubt Phoenix is a hot city, especially in the summer. But depending on the landscape, that heat can affect some areas more than others.

Human | Nature

Monday, October 22, 2012
By Sharon Harlan and Diane Boudreau

Scientists at Arizona State University are studying complex environmental challenges that affect our planet and all the living things on it.

Arizona's next top model

Thursday, April 12, 2012
by Diane Boudreau

Computer models can do what the human brain can't--process huge amounts of information to help us understand complex processes like weather.

Picturing heat

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
by Diane Boudreau

Photo by Gissel MarquezWe all know what heat feels like, but what does it look like? Armed with disposable cameras, a group of seventh-graders in Phoenix set out to document the summer heat. (photo by Gissel Marquez)

Microbursts and monsoons and tornadoes--oh my!

Monday, August 3, 2009
by Conrad Storad

tornadoStorms, storms, everywhere! What kinds of different storms are there, and what causes them?

How much does the sky weigh?

Monday, August 3, 2009
by David Wright

barometerAir is all around you. It presses against your body all the time. That’s why we call it air pressure. Anyone can measure air pressure using a tool called a barometer. Barometers work because air has weight.

Freaky weather: naked chickens and falling fish

Monday, August 3, 2009
by Diane Boudreau

Fish falling from the sky. Hailstones shaped like crosses. Snow that turns blood-red when stepped on. These are just a few of the thousands of weird weather stories that Randy Cerveny has collected. These stories aren't science fiction--all of them are true.

Crosslink: Weather and history

Monday, August 3, 2009

In 1492, the Niña, Pinta, and the Santa Maria set sail during the peak of the hurricane season. Amazingly, Christopher Columbus and his small fleet did not come across a single hurricane. How could that happen?

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