The Climate of Chile
Chile is a uniquely shaped country, with a north-south range of 4300
km and an east-west range of about 175 km. The Andes mountain range runs
along the spine of the country, with the Pacific Ocean lying along the
The evolution of weather forecasting
Humans have always tried to predict the weather but it wasn't until
the 1940's that any formal attempt at forecasting began to take shape. We
take weather forecasts for granted these days. But forecasting is a recent
technological advance. It...
Weather of the Past
Find out how the discovery of a fossilized oyster, shark teeth
fossiles and exotic palm tree fossils paint a tropical picture of what
London was like 55.5 million years ago. Read more in the BBC's article,
Sub-tropical paradise in London...
Kazakhstan's glaciers melting rapidly
Kazakhstan's glaciers are melting at incredible rates, threatening
the livelihoods of many of the areas inhabitatns. Read more in the BBC's
article, Kazakhstan's glaciers 'melting fast'....
Ozone layer on the rebound
In the 1990s, a worldwide ban was placed on the use of CFCs
(chlorofluorocarbons) in an attempt to stop the rapid depletion of the ozone
layer. Now, a recent study suggests that the ozone layer may be soon be
Take a peak at Mars
During August 2003 Mars will be as close to the Earth as it has been
in 60,000 years, and the planet's beautiful surface markings will be visible
through a small telescope. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to see...
Close encounters with Mars
Mars came the closest it has been to Earth since 57,617 BC this
moring at 0951 GMT. At that time, the two planets came within 56 million
kilometres (35 million miles) of each other. Read more Mars makes close
Weather news :: August's Headlines
I've now posted August's weather headlines. Have a look, you'll find
out more about the European heat wave and it's implications for people and
activties throughout the region.Read more Go to full text Links World
forecasts, Global warming...
Europe in need of cooler weather
Hot temperatures and drought conditions still plague Great Britain
and Europe. Here are more stories about this ongoing problem: UK swelters on
hottest day of year, Drought-hit Danube reveals war secrets, Chirac demands
heatwave facts, Fire-ravaged Portugal faces erosion, Sizzling...
The Climate of Greenland
Greenland is a landscape with a harsh, frozen climate. About eighty
percent of this semi-independent Danish province is beneath ice up to four
feet thick in places. Greenland's summer days are long and light, while its
winter days are dark...