Inches Of Snow

El Nino
El Nino
El Nino Typically, the level of ocean water around the world is higher in the western Pacific and lower in the eastern, near the Western coast of South and North America. This is due primarily to the presence of easterly winds in the Pacific, which drag the surface water westward and raise the thermocline relatively all the way up to the surface in the east and dampen it in the west. During El Nino conditions, however, the easterlies move east, reducing the continuing interaction between wind an
Nuclear Waste Management
Nuclear Waste Management
Nuclear Waste Management Nuclear energy harnesses the energy released during the splitting or fusing of atomic nuclei. This heat energy is most often used to convert water to steam, turning turbines, and generating electricity. However, nuclear energy also has many disadvantages. An event that demonstrated this was the terrible incident at Chernobyl'. Here on April 26, 1986, one of the reactors of a nuclear power plant went out of control and caused the world's worst known reactor disaster to da
David Guterson a young American author has written two major works reg
David Guterson a young American author has written two major works reg
David Guterson, a young American author, has written two major works regarding aspects of human nature and human emotions. His first publication, a collection of short stories, entitled The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind addresses some of the moral dilemmas that humans face throughout their lives. His first novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, narrates the trial of a Japanese man accused of murdering a white man in the post World War II era. Throughout his literary works, Guterson uses eleme
This past Friday I traveled down to Burlington with my friends Justin
This past Friday I traveled down to Burlington with my friends Justin
This past Friday I traveled down to Burlington with my friends Justin, Jamie, and Steve. The purpose of our trip was to see Justin and his band, Last One Standing, play at his old high school in Colchester. We all met around three o’clock, then piled into Justin’s black, Volkswagen GTI, behind the Senators dorm. His car being a little used, it took fifteen minutes to actually be on our way. We put on some fast-paced driving music, a band called INTEGRITY(they’re a hardcore band), and left the w
ARIZONA CONCRETE
ARIZONA CONCRETE
ARIZONA CONCRETE John McCollam Geology 101, Section 12262 Randy Porch 20 November 1996 ARIZONA CONCRETE According to the Mine Faculty at the University of Arizona, cement is manufactured primarily from suitable limestone and shale rocks. Arizona had two dry-process cement plants in 1969, namely the Arizona Portland Cement Company plant in Pima County, near Tucson, and the American Cement Corporation plant at Clarkdale, in Yavapai County (52-53). The use of cementing materials goes back to the a
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The Lynmouth floods of 1952
The Lynmouth floods of 1952
The Lynmouth floods of 1952 The small coastal town of Lynmouth became known throughout the world for the disaster, which struck in August 1952. On the night of the 15th, after continuous rain throughout the day, the rivers of the East and West Lyn rose suddenly and filled with the waters from their Exmoor catchments. Large boulders and rocks were carried in the flow towards the village, destroying houses, roads and bridges. Many lost their lives during that dark and terrifying night. The whole o
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey May 20, 2004 Humanities 502 Geography Report Turkey Did you know that Turkey, now named The Republic of Turkey, was once the heart of the huge Ottoman Empire that contained a lot of the Middle East, North Africa, and all of the southeastern part of Europe? It is located in two continents—Asia and Europe, but mostly Asia. There are a lot of things about Turkey that one could talk about… Let's talk about the size first. In area it is about 300,000 square miles. As mentioned
Ecosystems Of The World
Ecosystems Of The World
Ecosystems Of The World The World Q1. A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment. Q2. A biome is major local or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized mainly by the main forms of plant life and the existing climate. Q3. The relationship that an ecosystem has with the equator is that the closer to the ecosystem is to the equator the hotter the climate and the more rainfall that that ecosystem will get so generally
Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii Hawaii is made up of 122 islands located in the Pacific Ocean. It is more than 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland, this string of islands extends for some 1,600 miles. Its total land area, however is only 6,450 square miles-slightly larger than the state of Connecticut. The islands are divided by geographers into three groups: eight main islands in the southeast, islets of rock in the middle, and coral and sand islands in the northwest. All of the islands were formed by volcanoes located
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Twenty thousand years ago during the time of the last ice age period m
Twenty thousand years ago during the time of the last ice age period, many colossal mammals roamed North America. They survived during the times when much of the earth was covered by immense large bodies of ice that buried forests, fields, and mountains, but rapidly became extinct after the ice began to retreat and melt. Since then the human race has introduced many different theories to explain the extinction of these large mammals. One theory stands above all and explains the truth of this my
Life during the Civil War was not a pleasant time There was
Life during the Civil War was not a pleasant time There was
Life during the Civil War was not a pleasant time. There was basically utter chaos going on the South. Soldiers had to deal with the harsh conditions and the thought of death. Plantation owners had to worry about who was going to work their fields. Business owners had to worry about who was going to buy their products. Citizens had to worry about soldiers destroying their property. And the government had to worry about how to pay the soldiers and how to end the war. This was a very rough time t
Hail is a form of precipitation that is formed under certain condition
Hail is a form of precipitation that is formed under certain condition
Hail is a form of precipitation that is formed under certain conditions. Hail can cause serious danger to people and property. Hail is rain packed into round or irregularly shaped pieces of ice called hailstones. Hailstones can be as small as a pea or as big as a grapefruit, sometimes even bigger than that. Most hailstones are about one inch in diameter. The bigger hailstones usually have bumps on them where they have grown more. The most layers ever found on a hailstone was twenty-five. The on
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture, sculpture, music, and religion. Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea. It is also well known for the shape if
No golden eagle warm from the stamping press of the mint is more sharp
No golden eagle warm from the stamping press of the mint is more sharp
No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None
Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend All the childr
Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend All the childr
Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend. All the children around his home in Springfield, Ill., and around the White House in Washington felt that “Mr. Lincoln” understood them and truly liked them. Men and women who knew him admired him and called him “honest Abe.”(Lee, 47) People throughout the world said he was one of the greatest men of all time. He was an unusual man in many ways. One minute he would wrestle with his sons or tell a joke and slap his bony knees in laughter.
Ernest Hemingway sought to live as his characters did He tried to expe
Ernest Hemingway sought to live as his characters did He tried to expe
Ernest Hemingway sought to live as his characters did. He tried to experience first hand what it was like to be in danger, to test his courage in war, and to take great personal risks as no other writer had done before. At times it is hard to tell his stories apart from his life. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1899 to parents Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. As he grew up his father, a practicing doctor, taught him to hunt and fish. While his mother hoped to make
Colorado is almost a perfect rectangle There is 1491 square miles in
Colorado is almost a perfect rectangle There is 1491 square miles in
Colorado is almost a perfect rectangle. There is 1,491 square miles in the state of Colorado. The state of Utah is located to the west of Colorado. To the south lies the tip of Oklahoma and New Mexico. To the east is Kansas and Nebraska. Nebraska slopes down to form part of the northern border along with Wyoming. At the southwest corner, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico come together. This is the only spot where 4 states meet. In the eastern two-fifth of the state, there are high rolling
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam This is a report on Brunei. Brunei's full name is Nation of Brunei. In Malay it's called Negara Brunei Darusslam. The sultan in Brunei has over 33 billion dollars, but the country itself is very small. It is the richest country in the world. The sultan has over 200 cars and over 800 rooms in his palace. The yellow color on the flag repersents the royal family. This report is filled with many more interesting facts about Brunei and has many different topics such as Geography, Hi
El Nino's Effects on Minnesota 1998 Winter Season
El Nino's Effects on Minnesota 1998 Winter Season
El Nino's Effects on Minnesota 1998 Winter Season Well, the big talk in 1997 for Minnesota was how bad was El Nino going to effect the upcoming winter. Some questions that were asked by Minnesotans were: How much warmer would the upcoming winter be?, Would El Nino bring more heavy snowfall?, How long would El Nino's effects last for? In order to explain the changes that occurred in Minnesota during the El Nino winter of 1997/1998 which is still not over, I'll be comparing the winter of 19
Handglider
Handglider
Handglider Creative Writing On vacation this summer I glanced out the window and saw a beautiful handglider hovering in these pretty mountains. A great looking background surrounded the mountains. About four-hundred feet above the mountain soared the handglider. The pilot who appears about five foot eleven inches wears a yellow jacket and black snow pants. The handglider hangs with a span of about twenty-nine feet. It consists of many wonderfully made colors, such as orange, red, and yellow. As
Evolution of Goaltending in the NHL
Evolution of Goaltending in the NHL
Evolution of Goaltending in the NHL Today, the term hockey describes differing games in various parts of the world, but specifically in North America it refers to as ice hockey. In its origin, hockey is one of the oldest games played. The earliest mention of the sport of hockey dates back to 1572, when it was on a list of prohibited games. Hockey's birthplace is believed to be in Asia and authorities credit Persia with having devised it about 2000 BC. People who perfected the game of polo must h
The Downy Woodpecker
The Downy Woodpecker
The Downy Woodpecker Habitat Downies take home in the United States and southern Canada. They have been recorded at elevations of up to 9,000 feet. The downies are not deep-forested birds, preferring deciduous trees. Open woodlands, river groves, orchards, swamps, farmland, and suburban backyards are all favorite haunts of the downy. Downies will also nest in city parks. About the only place you won't find them is deserts. The most attractive human dwelling sites are woodlands broken up by logge
Colorado River
Colorado River
Colorado River Geographers can tell you that the one thing that most rivers and their adjacent flood plains in the world have in common is that they have rich histories associated with human settlement and development. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Two excellent examples are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers which show use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people. However, the Colorado River is not such a good example along m
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming Reptiles Enjoyed Warm Arctic (Global Warming) An article written by ABC News writer Kenneth Chang discusses the change in climate of the arctic from ninety million years ago. Seven hundred miles from the North Pole, lies an island called Axel Heiberg, a barren land that scientists have dug up fossil bones of a cold-blooded reptile known as a champsosaur. How does this happen in an arctic, freezing land? How does a reptile that needs the warmth of the sun to survive, live in a frig
The Enhanced Green House Effect
The Enhanced Green House Effect
The Enhanced Green House Effect The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect For the past ten thousand years the earth’s climate has been extremely good and beneficial to mankind. Today however , major changes are taking place. Humans beings are changing the face of the entire planet by destroying the rain forests and pumping our pollutants into the air and water. Some of these gases are very toxic and they are destroying our ozone layers which allows life to exist on earth These things are changing the make-
Types of Skiing
Types of Skiing
Types of Skiing Downhill Skiing In Downhill skiing, competitors take a “set course from start to finish.” They take turns racing and each run is timed. The person with the fastest time wins. Downhill racers use ski poles to pick up speed at the start and for balance when they take turns. They try to keep there skis as close as possible to the snow. As he leaves the starting gate he activates an automatic timing mechanism. Downhill racing is the fastest Alpine ski racing sport. Champion skiers re
Arizona Concrete
Arizona Concrete
Arizona Concrete John McCollam Geology 101, Section 12262 Randy Porch 20 November 1996 According to the Mine Faculty at the University of Arizona, cement is manufactured primarily from suitable limestone and shale rocks. Arizona had two dry-process cement plants in 1969, namely the Arizona Portland Cement Company plant in Pima County, near Tucson, and the American Cement Corporation plant at Clarkdale, in Yavapai County (52-53). The use of cementing materials goes back to the ancient Egyptians a
Another Canada
Another Canada
Another Canada When people think of Canada and then compare it to the United States of America, they always tend to think it is similar. At least I did until I started this project. I always thought that Canada was a clone or mirror of America, but I was wrong. About 99.75% of the Canadian people consider ice as something that they use in a drink or something that is always on the road that needs salt. For the rest of the Canadians, ice is a major barrier of life. The ice can be used as a helpfu
Black Friday Tornado in Canada
Black Friday Tornado in Canada
Black Friday: Tornado in Canada The roof was caving in and I thought I was going to die. It was like your worst nightmare! said Mary Grandish. Most people think they will die when they see,or hear of a tornado heading their way. Although all the details of the formation of a tornado are not yet understood, it is known that tornados are the result of great instability in the atmosphere and often appear during severe thunderstorms (see appendix #1 for a scientific explaination on how it really s
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid Rain Acid rain is polluted rain. The pollutants go up to the atmosphere and when it rains it brings the pollution down with it. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are the gases that form the acid rain. When these gases mix with moisture it can make rain, snow, hail, or even fog. The scientific term for acid rain is acid deposition which means when the acid is taken from the air and is deposited on the earth. Major industries, coal burning factories, power plants and automoble engin
The Canada Goose
The Canada Goose
The Canada Goose The Canada Goose The Branta Canadensis, better known as the Canada Goose is a magnificent bird which can be found all over North America. People from all over North America look towards the sky when the Canada Geese go honking overhead in their trademark V formation, and because they nest all over Canada and some of the United States many people have a chance to witness the birds migration to the nesting grounds and back to the wintering grounds. The Canada Goose is respected by
By Kris Von Ahn January 24 2004 Hour 4
By Kris Von Ahn January 24 2004 Hour 4
By: Kris Von Ahn January 24, 2004 Hour 4 A Biome is all of the life zones, all plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as the physical environment in a particular area. A biome is characterized by its plant life, which is determined by its location. For example, northern coniferous forests exist in sub-arctic portions of North America and Asia, but further north, the conditions are simply too harsh and the season too brief for trees to grow. Instead of trees, the short vegetation of the t
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[pic] trees by carrie riehl chapter one trees Don Able sat with his feet on his neat, black, canvas desk and leaned back. It had been a long day at work and he was not at all opposed to going home to his loving family in their housing room. He looked around the room. It was one of the larger ones in the Work Tree. Sometimes, walking into his room, he remembered when he was in one of the bottom rooms where you could hear people stamping around above you all day. Don smiled. In those days, he ha