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  1. What are Hydrothermal Vents? - Educational Guide Authors: Wood's Hole Oceanagraphic Institution Published online: 11th June, 2018 Abstract: None - I've included this entry amongst our "Educational Guides" listing. The institution produces many ocean related guides, reports, news stories and links to other sites and papers and presentations. Some of these are already in the Research Portal and several more will be added in due course. Link to full article: https://www.whoi.edu/know-your-ocean/ocean-topics/seafloor-below/hydrothermal-v
  2. What Does "Invest" Mean With Tropical Weather? Prepared and Updated By: Mark Bingaman on the "Sciencing" website Last Update: January 9th, 2018 Review: This is one of a number of simple fact sheets produced by "Sciencing". This one provides a simple explanation of what "Invest" meaning when used in terms of tropical cyclone development. The artical covers identification, effects and invest names. there are links to other science facts sheets (some are weather related), other sites and papers. Link to Full Fact Sheet: https://sciencing.com
  3. African Easterly Waves - An Educational Guide Authors: Produced by the Comet Group, Boulder, Colorado Published: in 2007 and updated in 2012 This is an excellent "easy read" and comprehensive educational guide to African Easterly waves. Contents: Introduction Structure, Speed, and Frequency Seasonal Activity Lifecycle over Africa Formation of AEWs AEWs and Deep Convection Hazards Tracking AEWs Downstream Transformation Intraseasonal Variability of AEWs Summary In
  4. What is the AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation)? Authors: NOAA - A simple definition and guide Published: Last updated in 2017 Abstract: None - the is one of NOAA's excellent educational guides with a simple definition and explanation. Link to the guide: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/ocd/ocdweb/ESR_GOMIEA/amo.html
  5. Sunspots and the Solar Max - What Exactly is a Sunspot? Author: Kuhn, Karl F. Simple Guide Produced By: Earth Observatory (NASA) First Published: 1994 Summary: There is no abstract as this is a simple educational guide. It outlines the history of observing sunspots and describes exactly what is a sunspot and the sun's powerful magnetic field. It briefly looks at the solar cycle and solar minimum and maximum phases. it explains that sunspots are not random and shows where they are located on the sun and how they have been observed using t
  6. Quick Facts on Arctic Sea Ice Authors: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Published: Regularly updated Review: For those wishing to learn the simple facts about Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, this is an excellent guide. It explains what is sea ice and why Arctic ice is important as well as ice extent and why and how it is monitored..it describes sea ice minimums and maximums. There are links to further information on the "State of the Cryosphere", "Mountain Glaciers", "Permafrost and Frozen Ground", "Ice Bergs", "Ice Shelves" and "I
  7. Arctic Oscillation (AO) - A Simple Guide Authors: NOAA Published: Current - updated monthly Summary: This is another one of the excellent NOAA guides with a simple definition. There is a table showing the monthly values of the AO from 1950 right up to the most recent month. There is also a chart showing these values from 1950 to 2011. Link to Web Page: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/teleconnections/ao/
  8. Hurricane Structure - A Fact Sheet Prepared By: Science & Society Published: 2015 Review: This is one of a number of simple fact sheets produced by "Science & Society". This one looks at the structure of a mature hurricane with some excellent annotated diagrams.There is a fascinating part describing the eye wall and it explains how multiple walls form, expand, contract and decay and can be responsible for winds temporarily easing before strengthening again during the life of the storm. It describes one of the largest tropical cyclones "Typhoo
  9. How are Hurricanes Different from Tornadoes - A Fact Sheet Prepared By: Science & Society Published: 2015 Review: This is one of a number of simple fact sheets produced by "Science & Society". It contains a table comparing these two weather hazards which can have severe impacts on human life. It shows how different these two phenomena are in terms formation, longevity, size, frequency, how strong their winds are, extent of impacts and how far in advance they can be forecast. The only association is that tornadoes can form within the circulati
  10. All About Tornadoes -A Fact Sheet Prepared By: National Geographic Published: Undated - regularly updated Review: This excellent fact sheet describes how a tornado is formed, their characteristics and the types of weather associated with them. It contains all sorts of fact and figures about them and is well illustrated with several impressive videos and a series of spectacular photographs. It shows what type of damage they can do and explains how they are forecast. A superb read and a really useful learner's guide. Link to Full Fact Sheet
  11. About the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) - A Guide Produced By: NOAA/AOML - Physical Oceanography Division Published: 9th November, 2005 Review: This is one of NOAA's excellent guides. It tells us all about the AMO and explains that it's currently its warm phase (since 1990) which can last from 20 to 40 years. This oscillation can be traced back for over 1,000 years and is not related to global warming. During the warm phase evidence shows that the AMO affects the frequency and severity of Atlantic hurricanes with over twice the number of maj
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