Answers to Earth Science Questions

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18 February 2007

If water freezes at zero, we get frost at three degrees C?

18 February 2007

My girlfriend and I were talking about flying in a plane and the fact that the higher you go, the colder it gets. How...

21 January 2007

I've heard that the eruption of Krakatoa causes massive cooling in the atmosphere and these effects are...

21 January 2007

A lot of smart people think global warming is just part of a natural trend that humans have very little influence on....

21 January 2007

With so many active volcanoes around the world how does the pollution from industry over the last 150 years compare...

21 January 2007

Jet streams flow laterally due to centripetal forces. If CFC gases caused the hole in the ozone layer over the poles,...

14 January 2007

Where does all the sand in the Sahara desert come from?

14 January 2007

The Hunstanton cliffs are made up of layers of white chalk, red chalk and the main part is sandstone at the base. Why...

17 December 2006

Is it true that lightning never strikes in the same place twice?

19 November 2006

Since the Antarctic is landlocked, is it believed that underneath the ice but above the land (in other words sandwiched...

05 November 2006

When fireworks are released into the air they turn into smoke and dust. Is there any danger from this?

22 October 2006

The Earth's core is basically molten and the Earth is in the region of four billion or so years old. How come it...