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The Coriolis effect relates to the rotation of the earth. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What is the Coriolis effect?

Find out what the Coriolis effect is.
The Coriolis effect is a weather phenomenon created by the rotation of the earth. Learn about what the Coriolis effect is and who it is named for.

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A delicate woolly-bear caterpillar. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

Weather » Forecasting and Meteorology

Can weather be predicted from the stripes on a woolly-bear caterpillar?

Find out if weather can be predicted from the stripes on a woolly-bear caterpillar.

The place with the most rainy days per year is a mountain on Kauai, Hawaii. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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Where is the rainiest place on earth?

Find out where is the rainiest place on earth is.

Halcyon is the Greek name for the kingfisher. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

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What are halcyon days?

Find out what halcyon days are.

A cyclone can last up to several weeks. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

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How does a cyclone differ from a hurricane or tornado?

Find out how a cyclone differs from a hurricane or tornado.

February is the safest month for tornadoes in the United States. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

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Which month is the most dangerous for tornadoes in the United States?

Find out which month is the most dangerous for tornadoes in the United States.

There is a six-year list cycle for hurricane names. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

Weather » Forecasting and Meteorology

How do hurricanes get their names?

Find out how hurricanes get their names.

"Adaptation of the Explorer to the Climate of Antarctica" was submitted in 1939. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

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Who is associated with developing the concept of wind chill?

Find out who is associated with developing the concept of wind chill.

Certain latitudes in the ocean were once strewn with dead horses. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

Weather » Forecasting and Meteorology

Why are the horse latitudes called by that name?

Find out why the horse latitudes are called by that name.

The halo around the sun or moon is created by ice crystals in cirrostratus clouds. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

Weather » Forecasting and Meteorology

Is a halo around the sun or moon a sign of rain or snow approaching?

Find out if a halo around the sun or moon is a sign of rain or snow approaching.

Groundhog Day was originally badger day. [©Jupiter Images, 2010]

Weather » Forecasting and Meteorology

Can groundhogs accurately predict the weather?

Find out if groundhogs can accurately predict the weather.

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