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Trivia n°11: Phenomenons on Earth

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

 

2. What causes lightning?

 

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

 

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

 

5.  When does a leap year occur?

 

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6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

 

7. What is the cause of winds?

 

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

 

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

 

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

 

 

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typo, fixed. edit 2. deadline fixed.

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IGN: Awesomest Knightest

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1. Wind going towards the plane

2. Lightning is cause when ice particles collide causing an electrical charge that spreads throughout the entire cloud

3. 10,000? I don't know what a Reichter scale is haha

4. I think this is right, but I cloudburst is a sudden downpour in rain, rather than the usual, gradual rainfall

5. Every 4 years...cause every year the earth goes around 365 1/4, 365 2/4, etc. 

6. Volcano Storm? This picture show a lightning storm in the midst of a volcano

7. Something with the difference in pressure, I think

8. Cause our eyes see it that way

9. I know that they are not at the same location, I just don't know why

10. Absolutely not

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1 - turbulence

2 - The shock between the ice particles inside the cloud causes a separation of positive and negative electric charges. When the load difference is very large, an electric charge, usually negative, called conductor, weak and invisible, leaves the cloud and zigzags down, between 30 and 50 meters of altitude.


3 - The Richter scale "opens".

4 - As nouns the difference between rain and cloudburst  is that rain is condensed water falling from a cloud while cloudburst is a sudden heavy rainstorm. 

5 - Every 4 years.

6 - A dirty thunderstorm (also volcanic lightning , thunder volcano ) is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume .

7 - Wind is a large-scale displacement of atmospheric gases caused by atmospheric pressure. When a region of the earth, an atmospheric pressure in that region decreases and the air rises.

8 - We need to start with the fact that white light is a combination of all colors produced equally by a glowing object. A glowing object that appears blue is blue because it's producing more blue light than it is producing red, orange, yellow, green light. The color of a glowing object depends on the temperature of the object. Now we can proceed to your question. Two Reasons why the Sun appears yellow:
1. The Sun's surface temperature (5,500 degrees C) produces a range of visible light (red to blue) in which yellow is the most plentiful, but not much more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500 degrees C, it would look red, like the stars Antares and Betelgeuse. Or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 degrees C, it would look blue, like the star Rigel.

2 The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space where it would appear more white than yellow. But you don't have to leave Earth to see that the Sun is really less yellow than it appears. If you are in the Rocky Mountains at 11,000 ft elevation, the Sun looks less yellow and more white than it does at sea level. There are fewer air molecules at this elevation to filter the Sun's other colors. Imagine what the Sun would look like from an airplane at 40,000 ft altitude--quite white! Also, when you are able to look at the Sun where you live, it's morning or late afternoon. It's easier to look at the Sun for a few seconds than it is a noon. The Sun appears more yellow at those times than it would if you were to observe it at noon (12 PM) when Sun is highest in the sky for the day; it's at its brightest and whitest--hard to look at. Because of the Sun's high position at noon, the sunlight has less air to travel through. Less air means less filtering of other colors. Remember: Light appears white because all colors are equally reaching your eyes. So, at noon the Sun appears to be more white, less yellow--closer to the way it really is! (Don't try to make this observation without hi-tech eye protection). 


9 -  The earth acts as a giant magnet with the poles close to where our axis of rotation is, but not quite there . It is believed -- although not know for certain -- that the magnetic field of the earth is caused by currents of charged particles deep in the core.

The magnetic poles wander a bit year to year. It is believed that the magnetic poles have switched many times during the history of the earth. This has been inferred by looking at the orientation of magnetic particles in the rocks around the places where the sea floor is spreading. As the lava comes up out of the cracks it cools and the iron in it maintains the magnetic orientation of the earth's magnetic field at the time. The rocks on the sea floor show stripes of magnetism with north and south changing position. This won't be an issue in our lifetimes, as the process is very slow: the magnetic poles last switched 730,000 years ago. 

The difference between Magnetic North and Geographic North is important if you are using a compass to navigate. For us, the difference would throw us off only 1.5 degrees, which is only significant if you are doing precise orienteering.

In Alaska, the difference between Geographic North and Magnetic North is a big deal! Local maps generally contain a note and graphic showing the difference between MN and GN for the area of the map.

It is important to note that what people call the "Magnetic North on the Earth" is really the South pole of the earth's magnet, since the "North-seeking Pole" of a lodestone or small magnet (what we call "the North Pole") is attracted to it (and un-like poles attract). You could also think of the earth's Magnetic North pole as "The place on earth to which the North Pole of magnets point." Think about this! It may take you re-reading these sentences several times! It might be helpful to go back to the description of the lodestone compass.

10 - No

 

RR2

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Could be Turbulence, could also be Thor who sends a strong wind from above on top of the aircraft (those brown beans...)

  2. What causes lightning?

Could be when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground), and again could be Thor with his mighty hammer

 3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

In theory, the scale has no upper limit, but in practice no earthquake in modern times has ever been registered above magnitude 9.5 . Although The theoretical upper limit for our planet would be Richter 12.0, which is the point at where the energy released splits the planet in half against even gravity, or into multiple chunks, what could  happen if Thors Hammer falls down on Earth

  4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time, where rain occurs gradually, a cloudburst is all in once.  A cloudburst also occurs when Thor hits the clouds with his… hammer (or what did you think)

  5.  When does a leap year occur?

Most years that can be divided evenly by 4 are leap years.  Exception: Century years are NOT leap years UNLESS they can be evenly divided by 400.  It is known that Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr , those are the goats who pull the god Thor's chariot you ignorant, get an extra carrot on leap day

  6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

Volcano lightning : A hot volcano explodes into life as it sprays burning hot ash high into the air – followed by a deafening shockwave.  Picture shows the highly active “Sakurajima” volcano on the Japanese island of Kyushu.  In reality we all know what happed, Thor was drunk again, and… lets not go into details too much…

  7. What is the cause of winds?

Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure or by a flatulent Thor.

 8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space where it would appear more white than yellow. Also Thor uses the sun as a  public urinal… hence the ‘dirty’ color.

  9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

If you were standing on the geographic north pole holding your compass, it would point towards northern Canada at Ellesmere Island. This is a difference of about 500 kilometers between the Geographic North and Magnetic North poles!  But the Magnetic North Pole is actually moving kilometers every year.

Why : because the planet is one big magnet. The Magnetic North Pole is there where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth, while The geographic north pole is  where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north.

If you were alive about 800,000 years ago, and facing what we call north with a magnetic compass in your hand, the needle would point to 'south.'  800,000 years minus one day ago ,  Thors hammer hit the planet and changed it to the current situation…

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

No, the Earth is an oblate spheroid.  BTW The last (half)God that called Thor a Prolate (spheroid) caused the big crater on Mars upon his landing after being hit by a hammer.

 

So for the extra points :  I found the thread through your questions : it’s Thor.

 

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1. Decreasing of wind speed over wings causes airplane to go down.

2.Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3. Level 10

4. A cloudburst is different from rain only in the amount of water that pours down on the earth. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) labels rainfall over 100 mm per hour as cloudburst.

5. A leap year occurs roughly every four years

6. Very hot air going up has + pole and ground has -pole and when polarity builds up lightening strikes down.

7. Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds

8. The reason the Sun looks yellow to us on Earth is that our atmosphere scatters light from the Sun; so the apparent color of the sun changes.

9. They are not at same location. Because Magnetic North pole is moving every year and Geographic North pole is at fixed location.

10. No

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1. Downdraft causes aircraft to move downward.
2. Lightning occurs when lighter, positively charged particles formed at the top of a cloud, and heavier, negatively charged particles formed at the bottom of a cloud, grow large enough to produce a spark between the two opposite charges.
3. The Richter scale has no upper limit.  The highest recorded value was a 9.5 magnitude earthquake in 1960 in Chile.  There is currently no fault on Earth long enough to produce a magnitude 10 earthquake, but this doesn't mean it could never happen (or couldn't happen on a different planet).  If this ever happens, it is probably time to put down this game and start praying!
4. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time.  Water is dumped from the cloud at a rate much greater than normal rainfall.
5. A leap year occurs every 4 years in years that are multiples of 4.
6. The photo shows what is described as a dirty thunderstorm, volcanic lightning, or a thunder volcano.  This awesome looking weather event produces lightning in a volcanic plume.  Even cooler than lightning in a volcano: The epic "Sharkcano" where sharks were found living in an underwater volcano!
7. Wind is caused by differences in atmospheric pressure, generally caused by differential heating between the equator and the poles, and by the rotation of the planet.
8. The sun appears yellow because the short-wavelength colors are scattered out by the Earth’s atmosphere.
9. Geographic north and south poles are the locations on Earth through which the axis of the Earth’s spin passes.  Magnetic poles are determined by the Earth’s magnetic field.  Magnetic variance, or declination, is the difference between geographic north and magnetic north.
10. No.  Earth is Oblate Spheroid, rotated about its minor axis, whereas Prolate would rotate about its major.

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1- Aerobatic maneuvers are flight paths putting aircraft in unusual attitudes.

2- Heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud. When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud. This is like a static electricity sparks you see, but much bigger.

3-  9.0 or greater

4- A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,[1] sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions. A cloudburst can suddenly dump large amounts of water e.g. 25 mm of precipitation corresponds to 25000 metric tons/km2 (1 inch corresponds to 72,300 short tons over one square mile). However, cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift or occasionally when a warm air parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden condensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst. The term "cloudburst" arose from the notion that clouds were akin to water balloons and could burst, resulting in rapid precipitation. Though this idea has since been disproven, the term remains in use.

Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst.[2][3] However, different definitions are used, e.g. the Swedish weather service SMHI defines the corresponding Swedish term "skyfall" as 1 mm/min for short bursts and 50 mm/h for longer rainfalls. The associated convective cloud can extend up to a height of 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) above the ground.[4]

During a cloudburst, more than 20 millimetres (0.79 in) of rain may fall in a few minutes. The results of cloudbursts can be disastrous. Cloudbursts are also responsible for flash flood creation.

Rapid precipitation from cumulonimbus clouds is possible due to the Langmuir precipitation process in which large droplets can grow rapidly by coagulating with smaller droplets which fall down slowly. It is not essential that cloudbursts occur only when a cloud clashes with a solid body like a mountain. They can also occur when hot water vapor mingles into the cold resulting in sudden condensation.

5- February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day.

6- volcano lightning above a volcano in volcano eruption.

Lightning is generally caused by the separation of positively and negatively charged particles in the atmosphere. Once the charge separation becomes large enough to overcome the insulating properties of air, electricity will flow in between the positively and negatively charged particles as bolts of lightning and neutralize the charge.

In storm clouds, the charged particles originate from liquid and frozen drops of water circulating within the clouds. Lightning occurs within a storm cloud as the positive particles accumulate near the top of the cloud and the negative particles gather below. Negative charges on the underside of a storm cloud are also capable of connecting with positive charges on the ground creating cloud-to-ground lightning.

7- Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds. On a rotating planet, air will also be deflected by the Coriolis effect, except exactly on the equator.

8-  a) The Sun's surface temperature (5,500 degrees C) produces a range of visible light (red to blue) in which yellow is the most plentiful, but not much more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500 degrees C, it would look red, like the stars Antares and Betelgeuse. Or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 degrees C, it would look blue, like the star Rigel.

b) The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space where it would appear more white than yellow. But you don't have to leave Earth to see that the Sun is really less yellow than it appears. If you are in the Rocky Mountains at 11,000 ft elevation, the Sun looks less yellow and more white than it does at sea level. There are fewer air molecules at this elevation to filter the Sun's other colors. Imagine what the Sun would look like from an airplane at 40,000 ft altitude--quite white! Also, when you are able to look at the Sun where you live, it's morning or late afternoon. It's easier to look at the Sun for a few seconds than it is a noon. The Sun appears more yellow at those times than it would if you were to observe it at noon (12 PM) when Sun is highest in the sky for the day; it's at its brightest and whitest--hard to look at. Because of the Sun's high position at noon, the sunlight has less air to travel through. Less air means less filtering of other colors. Remember: Light appears white because all colors are equally reaching your eyes. So, at noon the Sun appears to be more white, less yellow--closer to the way it really is! (Don't try to make this observation without hi-tech eye protection).

9-  The North Magnetic Pole is the point on the surface of Earth's Northern Hemisphere at which the planet's magnetic field points vertically downwards (in other words, if a magnetic compass needle is allowed to rotate about a horizontal axis, it will point straight down). There is only one location where this occurs, near (but distinct from) the Geographic North Pole and the Geomagnetic North Pole.

The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.[1] In 2001, it was determined by the Geological Survey of Canada to lie near Ellesmere Island in northern Canada at

17px-WMA_button2b.png WikiMiniAtlas

81°18′N 110°48′W / 81.3°N 110.8°W / 81.3; -110.8 (Magnetic North Pole 2001). It was situated at

17px-WMA_button2b.png WikiMiniAtlas

83°06′N 117°48′W / 83.1°N 117.8°W / 83.1; -117.8 (Magnetic North Pole 2005 est) in 2005. In 2009, while still situated within the Canadian Arctic territorial claim at

17px-WMA_button2b.png WikiMiniAtlas

84°54′N 131°00′W / 84.9°N 131.0°W / 84.9; -131.0 (Magnetic North Pole 2009),[2] it was moving toward Russia at between 55 and 60 kilometres (34 and 37 mi) per year.[3] As of 2016, the pole is projected to have moved beyond the Canadian Arctic territorial claim to

17px-WMA_button2b.png WikiMiniAtlas

86°24′N 166°18′W / 86.4°N 166.3°W / 86.4; -166.3 (Magnetic North Pole 2016 est).[2]

Its southern hemisphere counterpart is the South Magnetic Pole. Since the Earth's magnetic field is not exactly symmetrical, the North and South Magnetic Poles are not antipodal, meaning that a straight line drawn from one to the other does not pass through the geometric centre of the Earth.

The Earth's North and South Magnetic Poles are also known as Magnetic Dip Poles, with reference to the vertical "dip" of the magnetic field lines at those points.[4]

10- no, Earth is elliptical. It's an oblate spheroid .

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Ans: "Pitch" , An aircraft can rotate in lateral axis /pitch axis ,through which it can enter a downward motion , the horizontal stabilizer controls the pitch movement which is called as 'Elevator's effect'

 

2. What causes lightning?

Ans: Lightning is an electric current ,let us see how it occurs-->

a) When the ground is hot, it heats the air above it.

b)This warm air rises.

c)As the air rises, water vapour cools and forms a cloud.

d)And then cloud gets bigger and bigger. Now  the cloud becomes a thundercloud.

e)Lots of small bits of ice bump into each other and all these collisions cause a build up of electrical charge.

f)Eventually, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges.

g)Lighter, positively charged particles form at the top of the cloud.

h)Heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud.

i)When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud. 

  

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max  value on a Richter scale?

Ans: Theoretically the Richter scale has no upper bound , but the highest ever magnitude recorded is "9.5".

     

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

Ans: A cloudburst is a sudden aggressive downpour within the radius of a couple of kilometres.

Rain is condensed water falling from a cloud ,Rain is one type of liquid precipitation and is the result of water vapour condensing and precipitating This type of liquid precipitation can be described and seen as drops of liquid water falling from the sky. 

 

 Cloudburst is a form of precipitation along with the hailstones. Sometimes, the strong winds blowing upwards push the down pouring raindrops in the reverse direction. In this process raindrops turn to heavy hailstones and clouds become heavier and thus there is  sudden heavy downpour.

 

5.  When does a leap year occur ? 

Ans:  A leap usually comes every 4 years , but every 100 years we skip a leap year unless its divisible by 400

Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400.

 

6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

Ans: The above phenomenon is called as "DIRTY THUNDERSTORM / VOLCANIC LIGHTNING   /   THUNDER VOLCANO"  where a lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. 

 

7. What is the cause of winds?

Ans:Wind is caused by a difference in pressure from one area to another area on the surface of the Earth. Air naturally moves from high to low pressure, and when it does so, it is called wind.

 

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

Ans: a) White light is a combination of all colors produced equally by a glowing object . 

B) A color can be seen exceptionally only because it is produced dominantly ,it also depends on temperature of the object  

 c) In case of the Sun its  surface temperature (5,500 degrees C) produces a range of visible light (red to blue) in which yellow is the most plentiful, hence it appears to be more yellow from Earth.

 

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

Ans: They are different! 

a)Earth's magnetic field isn't really a dipole, but a dynamic field due to the convection occurring in the planet's core (consists of molten iron). 

b)The geomagnetic pole is the location of the pole if earth's magnetic field were a simple dipole .

c)The geomagnetic pole hasn't moved much in the last century while the magnetic pole has.

d)This is because every several thousand years, the magnetic poles flip sides !

 

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No ?

Ans: No ,   Its an Oblate Spheroid . 

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Forgot to put ign and some questions incomplete

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Answers:

1.    Microburst or a Downburst.

2.    Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3.    There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4.    A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5.    if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year

else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year

else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year

else it is a leap year

6.    The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7.    Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right (in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere), so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8.    Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9.    Not at the same location. The earth acts as a giant magnet with the poles close to where our axis of rotation is, but not quite there.  It is believed -- although not know for certain -- that the magnetic field of the earth is caused by currents of charged particles deep in the core. The magnetic poles wander a bit year to year.  It is believed that the magnetic poles have switched many times during the history of the earth. This won't be an issue in our lifetimes, as the process is very slow:  the magnetic poles last switched 730,000 years ago.

10.  No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

 

And now for the alternative funny, but still very true answers (Trying to get some more gems…):

1. A fat lady moving from her seat at the rear towards the toilets in the front will cause the aircraft to lower its nose and go downwards.

2. This is simple, the father of gods Zeus produces the lightning.

3. The upper limit of Richter scale is 13. Higher than this figure, no one will survive to tell…

4. Cloudburst is when a cloud bursts forward to establish a new speeding record.

5. Leap year is when a year jumps over other year, like a frog.

6. The phenomenon is called “Photographers seek to shorten their lives”.

7. Winds are caused by herds of cattle farting.

8. At noon the Sun appears to be more white, less yellow--closer to the way it really is! (Don't try to make this observation without hi-tech eye protection).

9. The compass needle of men is influenced heavily by a girl passing by… Therefore they sometimes lose the North.

10. Actually the Earth is Flat…

 

Gems, come to me... :)

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1. A microburst is causing this.

2. Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3. There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4. A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5. if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year 
 else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year 
 else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year 
 else it is a leap year

6. The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7. Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8. Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9. It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10. No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.
 

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On ‎23‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 3:34 AM, KKStar said:

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1. . A microburst  causes this.

2. Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3. There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

Though no one has converted these reading into its scale quickly enough.

4. A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5. if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year 
 else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year 
 else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year 
 else it is a leap year

6. The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

Or the syfy channel should not be you only news source? ;)

7. Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8. Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9. It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10. No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid. or a blueberry in space to some ;).
 

 

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1) A microburst is causing this.

2) Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3) There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4) A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5) if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year
   else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year
   else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year
   else it is a leap year

6) The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7) Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8) Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9) It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10) No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

 

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  1. A microburst is causing this.
  2. Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.
  3. There is no max value on the Richter scale, albeit a value 15.9 or higher will result in earth existing not any longer. 
  4. Rain is condensed water falling from a cloud while cloudburst is a sudden heavy rainstorm
  5. Here the formula: if (year is not divisible by 4) then (it is a common year)
    else if (year is not divisible by 100) then (it is a leap year)
    else if (year is not divisible by 400) then (it is a common year)
    else (it is a leap year)
  6. It's called lightning lava, better known as volcanic lightning. Scientists think that the charged particles responsible for volcanic lightning may originate from both the material ejected from the volcano and through charge formation processes within ash clouds moving through the atmosphere. However, only a few scientific studies have been conducted on volcanic lightning to date. Hence, the exact cause of volcanic lightning is still being actively debated.
  7. Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. The Earth’s rotation prevents that flow from being direct, but deflects it side to side(right in the Northern Hemisphere and left in the Southern), so wind flows around the high and low pressure areas
  8. The most prevalent color in the Sun's spectrum is yellow (as seen from the surface of the Earth), though not by much. There is a heavy contribution in all colors, so it is almost white.  You might call the color of the Sun yellowish-white
  9. It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core. In 2001, it was determined by the Geological Survey of Canada to lie near Ellesmere Island in northern Canada at 81.3°N 110.8°W. It was situated at 83.1°N 117.8°W in 2005. In 2009, while still situated within the Canadian Arctic territorial claim at 84.9°N 131.0°W, it was moving toward Russia at between 55 and 60 kilometres (34 and 37 mi) per year. As of 2016, the pole is projected to have moved beyond the Canadian Arctic territorial claim to 86.4°N 166.3°W.
  10. No, Earth is an Oblate Spheroid

Fun answers:

  1. It's when the pilot finished his food, feels not well, faces upwards and burbs. 
  2. Lightning is caused by Tesla, his machine creates a real lightshow.
  3. When I stand on the scale it says 90, is that the correct value?
  4. A cloudburst makes the cloud burst and rain is when an airplane dumps the liquid fluids from the toilet. That's also why rain smells that strange.
  5. Every year is a leap year, on 31 december 23:59:59 it leaps to next year.
  6. To answer the question, no, the picture isn't amazing, it's even better, it's thumbs up.
  7. That's caused when someone eats beans or other stuff that makes you let a farth. What a dirty smelly question, shame on yoy.
  8. It's caused by earth atmosphere, otherwise it is green. And when I take my pills, it turns pink.
  9. What a silly question, the south plus north pole are not on same location of course, just check the earth map. Every child knows north pole is on Northern part of the earth, while southpole is on southern part.
  10. This isva trick question, everyone knows the Earth is flat.

 

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?   -   A microburst is causing this.

2. What causes lightning?  -  Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?  -   There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?   -   A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5.  When does a leap year occur?   -  If year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year. If year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year. If year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year, else it is a leap year.

6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!   -  The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7. What is the cause of winds?   -   Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?   -   Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.   -   It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?  -  No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

                                                               

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  1. A wake turbulence causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion.

 

  1. Lighting is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these fields become large enough, a giant spark occurs between them or between them and the ground like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

 

  1. It's metrologically limited to a magnitude of 6,5 to top.

 

  1. It's an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time, sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions. Cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift when warm air parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden cordensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst arose from the notion that clouds were akin to water balloons and cloudburst resulting in rapid precipitation.

 

  1. A leap year occurs all 4 years.

 

  1. It's a volcanic lighting. The enormous quantity of pulverized material and gases explosively ejected into the atmosphere creates a dense plume of particles. The ash density and constant motion within the volcanic plume produces charge by fictional interactions, resulting in very powerful and very frequent flashes as the cloud attempts to neutralize itself.

 

  1. It's caused by the differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds.

 

  1. Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color from sunlight when the white light travels through it. It scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight. The reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow.

 

  1. No, the geological north pole is located in the middle of the arctic ocean while the magnetic north pole is a point in northern canada, where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth. If you hold a Compass from the geological north pole it would point towards the magnetic one. This one is actually moving kilometers every year, because the Earth is dynamic and changes. It's called the Polar shift theory.

 

  1. Yes, because Earth is rotating.

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1) A microburst is causing this.

2) Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3) There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4) A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5) if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year
   else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year
   else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year
   else it is a leap year

6) The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7) Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8) Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9) It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10) No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

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2 cristals in the upper clouds chocking between, creating energy and to release the energy in form of lighting 

3 it's the same notation as our numeric system, so the maximum value it's the same as the maximum number in our system, and the maximum earthquake register its 9.5

4 a cloudburst it means a great quantity of water in short period of time, rain it's a normal downpour in a reasonable time 

5 every four years

6 it's an erupción, causing magma and sulfur enter the atmosphere, it's produced very similar to normales lighting but the differen is this is created by the ash and the ice over the plume of lava 

7 it's doused by atmospheric pressure form high to low, the wind moves 

8 because, of the atmosphere, the way the sun rays past over it, and the ways it enters in the planet corresponding to the point in which is watched 

9 no, the magnetic and geological pole are a little separate, because the earth magnetic pole it's moved 23 degrees 

10 no, probably oblate

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Q1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

A1. Wind shear, sometimes referred to as windshear or wind gradient.

Q2. What causes lightning?

A2. Lightning is produced in clouds. First, small bits of ice above the freezing level of a cloud bump into each other as they move around. All these collisions build up an electrical field. As this field grows large enough, an electric current (i.e. the lightning) occurs between it and a second electrical field (in another cloud, in the air, or on the ground) reducing their charge separation. 

Q3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

A3. The Richter magnitude scale was built on the previous qualitative Mercalli scale and offers a quantifiable measure of an earthquake's size. There is no theoretical upper limit to the Richter magnitude scale, but obviously, in practice, the scale is limited both by the Earth's ability to release energy and by its ability to remain in one piece. The Earth could only generate earthquakes beyond about level 9.5. After that, an asteroid collision could go higher (e.g., the asteroid impact that created the Chicxulub crater has been estimated as causing a magnitude 13 earthquake). A Richter 14 quake would be equivalent to a mars sized body impacting the earth, with the energy released causing the heating and liquification of the entire planet surface. An earthquake with a magnitude around 15 would destroy the planet. A magnetar, a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field,  can have magnitude 20 quakes that are powerful enough to disturb the surface of the star. Dr. Susan Elizabeth Hough, a seismologist at the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena (California) has suggested that 10 may represent a very approximate upper limit of Richter magnitude scale. If the standard Richter magnitude scale is considered, level 7 should be considered the max value.

Q4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

A4. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time which is capable of creating flood conditions. A precipitation is a cloudburst when the rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 inches) per hour. Below this value a precipitation is just rain.

Q5.  When does a leap year occur?

A5. A leap year occurs every 4 years and contains one additional day (i.e. 29 February). This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days.

Q6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

A6. The photo depicts a volcanic lightning (also known as dirty thunderstorm or thunder volcano or volcano eruption lightning), a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume, due to the electrification of rising ash particles by magma. 

Q7. What is the cause of winds?

A7. Differences in the atmospheric pressure make air to move from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds.

Q8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

A8. The Sun may appear Yellow, orange, or red because its short-wavelength components are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere. Hence only its long-wavelength components (570-750 nm), that are perceived by our visual system as red, yellow, and orange, get through the atmosphere to our eyes.

Q9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological (do you mean geographic, don't you? :unsure:) north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

A9. No, there is a difference of about 300 kilometers between the Geographic North pole (the intersection point between the Earth and its spin axis which is located in the middle of the Artic Ocean) and Magnetic North pole (the point where the Earth's magnetic field point straight down which is located on Ellesmere Island - Canada). This difference, which is called magnetic declination, is due to perturbations in Earth's rotation and irregularities of the flows deep in the Earth that cause the magnetic north pole to move by a few meters over periods of a few years. Scientists predict that in about 2050 the magnetic declination will be zero.

Q10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

A10. No. Earth is not a prolate spheroid in shape but an oblate spheroid.

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1) A microburst is causing this.

2) Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3) There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4) A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5) if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year
   else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year
   else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year
   else it is a leap year

6) The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7) Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8) Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9) It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10) No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

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Q#1: Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Ans: A wake turbulence causes air crafts to enter a downward motion.

Q#2: What causes lightning?

Ans: Lighting is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these fields become large enough, a giant spark occurs between them or between them and the ground like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

Q#3: The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

Ans: It's metrologically limited to a magnitude of 6,5 to top.

Q#4: What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

Ans: It's an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time, sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions Cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift when warm air parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden condensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst arose from the notion that clouds were akin to water balloons and cloudburst resulting in rapid precipitation.

Q#5: When does a leap year occur?

Ans: A leap year occurs every 4 years.

Q#6: From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

Ans: It's a volcanic lighting. The enormous quantity of pulverized material and gases explosively ejected into the atmosphere creates a dense plume of particles. The ash density and constant motion within the volcanic plume produces charge by fictional interactions, resulting in very powerful and very frequent flashes as the cloud attempts to neutralize itself.

Q#7: What is the cause of winds?

Ans: It's caused by the differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds.

Q#8: Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

Ans: Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color from sunlight when the white light travels through it. It scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight. The reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow.

Q#9:  Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

Ans: No, the geological north pole is located in the middle of the arctic ocean while the magnetic north pole is a point in northern canada, where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth. If you hold a Compass from the geological north pole it would point towards the magnetic one. This one is actually moving kilometers every year, because the Earth is dynamic and changes. It's called the Polar shift theory.

Q#10:  Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

Ans: No.

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AJ

 

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Ans.1 Wind movement doesn't affect aircraft to come downward. It happens because of it's weight or we can say due to gravity. Sometimes we called it Drag force.

 

Ans.2 Clouds have lots of water but when the temperature goes down then some water change in ice then when temperature go more down then the liquid particles and ice particles collide with each other due to it electric field is generated and when the electric field became very large then it generates a spark. This spark can go cloud to cloud or may be sometimes cloud to ground to realise this electrical energy.

 

Ans.3 Richter scale don't have upper limits or max value but no earthquake in modern times has ever been registered above magnitude 9.5.

 

Ans.4 Cloudburst is a phenomena when extreme amount of water fall down at a place in very short time. It happens due to Condensation between very hot and very cold air and due to it flood like condition will occur. It is different from rain because during rain limited amount of water falls down on earth.

 

Ans.5 A leap year is a year which contains one extra day. It comes after every 4 year. The cause behind is that the earth takes 365 days and around 6 hours to revolve around the sun but we have 365 days in without leap year calendar. So these 6 hours will add after 4 year as a single day(6*4=24 hours) in leap year. So next leap year will come in 2020 and in this year we will have 29 days in February instead of 28.

 

Ans.6 it's a pic of volcanic lighting or we can say dirty thunderstorm because it generates in the ash cloud which comes from the volcano. It happens due to collision of rock fragments,ice particles and ash particles in volcano plume. Due to collision electric field generate and when it became large then it generates these sparks.

 

Ans.7 Wind generates due to pressure difference on the earth. Sun heat the earth but it is in uneven manner due to it where the heat is high pressure will decrease and where the heat is low pressure increases. So to manage this pressure difference the air go from high pressure to low pressure region and this movement is called Wind.

 

Ans.8 Actually sun light is a mixture of all colours but we see it in yellow colour because due to the atmosphere. If we go in space then we will found it purely white but at the earth atmosphere scattered their colours so we see it as yellow but it will look red in evening because that time it's position change and that time it is far away from us .
Atmospherical composition at that place matters and so does the angle of the sun. Also, the eye of the observer would give varied answers.

 

Ans.9 Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole not at the same location. Earth's magnetic north pole is in Northern Canada whereas the Geological north pole is in the middle of Arctic ocean.They currently 500KM apart from each other.The geological north pole is at the same place but the Earth magnetic north pole is keep moving every day because of the hot liquid metal surrounds the inner core of the earth which is responsible for earth magnetic field. But one day they will be at same location but then the location will change.

 

Ans.10 No, the earth is Oblate Spheroid in shape because it is like a ellipse who rotating about it's minor axis and it is happen because of gravity and rotation.

 

 

Note: Some Answers are easy for me because I am a Mechanical Engineer 😊. Appreciated for your amazing questions 😉

 

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1) A microburst is causing this.

2) Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3) There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4) A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5) if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year
   else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year
   else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year
   else it is a leap year

6) The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7) Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8) Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9) It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10) No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

 

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Hi - thanks for the Quiz again :-)

IGN: #Prometheus#

Game: Olympus Rising

 

1. Clear Air Turbulence. Fun fact, in German, the term is "Luftloch" which, literally translated means "hole in the air".

2. Lightning is an electrostatic discharge between two electrically charged regions of a thunderstorm. In very simple terms rapid (upward) air movements within a thunderstorm cloud cause light droplets of water to move upwards and sometimes the graupel (soft hail) to move downward (graupel is comparatively quite heavy). These collide and cause a positive electrical charge to the droplets and a negative electrical charge to the graupel due to the collision. As the droplets have moved up, there is now a positively charged upper region and a negatively charged lower region that is separated by atmosphere. When this charge is equalized this is referred to as an electrostatic discharge, which we perceive as light in the form of plasma and sound in the form of thunder -- and refer to as lightning together.

3. There are several "correct" answers to this question. Mathematically, being a logarithmic scale, the Richter scale is theoretically open ended. Due to the amount of energy that can be stored up in the Earth's crust, a value of 9.5 was assumed to be a maximum value, which is why the scale has been thought to be capped at a value of 10. As it turns out in practice, any measurements above 6.5 are more or less useless, providing a real-life limit for the Richter Scale.

4. A cloudburst is primarily very extreme rain - usually defined at a rainfall rate of at least 100 millimeters per hour. Of course, it doesn't have to rain for an hour or more - just exceeding the rate qualifies as a cloudburst. Cloudbursts can be accompanied by hail and thunder, but that's not necessary. Cloudbursts are often the result of orographic lift (the terrain that a body of air moves over changes in elevation and thus creates temperature differentials leading to precipitation). However, other conditions can lead to cloudbursts too. Due to the very nature of cloudbursts - a very high rate of rainfall - cloudbursts often lead to flooding.

5. Leap years are years in which a day is added to the year to keep the calendar synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. This additional day basically corrects the fact that there are small differences between our idea of "whole days" and repetition of seasonal / astronomical events. For the Gregorian calendar in particular, years divisible by 4 are leap years, unless they are divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400.

Fun fact: There are also leap seconds, that are added to UTC from time to time due to irregularities in Earth's rotation. But these cannot be predicted going forward and are thus applied based on measurements (there were 27 leap seconds added in the last ~45 years).

Another fun fact: FG suffered server issues due to a leap second about 6 months ago, as most RR2 players will remember.

6. It shows a volcanic eruption with lightning happening at the same time. Scientists are uncertain as to why lightning occurs during some eruptions. One theory is that it is caused by charge-inducing collisions in volcanic dust. A volcanic eruption is the discharge of lava, tephra and various gases from a volcanic vent or fissure.

7. Wind is caused by air flow due to differences in atmospheric pressure. When areas with pressure differentials exist, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area. On a rotating planet, air is also moved by the Coriolis effect (except on the equator).

8. Sunlight appears yellow because it passes through Earth's atmosphere, which scatters various waves which make up white light in different proportions. This scattering applies differently to the various wave lengths, the totality of which makes up light. Basically, the blue-ish end of the scale (blue, violet, indigo) is scattered more than the yellow-ish (yellow, red, orange) end of the scale. Thus the wave that arrives on Earth's surface is offset in the direction of the yellow end of the scale, resulting in us seeing what started off as white sunlight in yellow, since blue-ish wave lengths have been removed (scattered away) to a certain degree.

Fun fact: The reason that the sun appears red just before it sets is due to the fact that the sunlight then has to traverse significantly more atmosphere which leads to even more scattering of the blue-ish (and even yellow/orange) wave-lengths. Sunlight is at it's closest to "white" when the sunlight traverses the least amount of atmosphere - which is when the sun is at the highest position in the sky.

9. They are not the same. The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles. The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. The south and north pole are directly opposite to one another. In contrast, the magnetic north pole depends on the magnetic field of Earth. This changes constantly depending on magnetic changes in the Earth's core (we realize these, for example, as plate tectonics pushing continents apart, sea levels fluctuating up and down, volcanoes erupting and discharging ash and smoke and so on). The difference today is about 500 kilometers. Over the last 150 years, the magnetic pole has crept north over 1000 kilometers. Scientists suggest it migrates about 10 kilometers per year and can even flip from pole-to-pole. Lately, the speed has accelerated to about 40 kilometers per year and could reach Siberia in a few decades.

10. No. A prolate spheroid is a sphere which is created by rotating an ellipse which is elongated along it's major axes (like an American Football) - which does not apply to Earth. Approximations of Earth's shape are necessary for a number of applications, and in particular for cartography, an oblate spheroid is often used as a working approximation of Earth's shape.

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Hi,

My IGN is Basha love and im playing Olympus Rising. See below for my answers.

 

1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?
Clear air turbulence 
 

2. What causes lightning?
Lightning is caused in thunderstorm when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.  
 

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?
It is open ended but capped at 10.
 

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?
A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time, sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions. A cloudburst can suddenly dump large amounts of water e.g. 25 mm of precipitation corresponds to 25000 metric tons/km2 (1 inch corresponds to 72,300 short tons over one square mile. The term "cloudburst" arose from the notion that clouds were akin to water balloons and could burst, resulting in rapid precipitation. Though this idea has since been disproven, the term remains in use. Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst while Rain has sizes ranging from 0.1 to 9 mm (0.0039 to 0.3543 in) mean diameter, above which they tend to break up.
 

5.  When does a leap year occur?
A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year containing one additional day (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, a month) added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year occurs every 4 years.


6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. 😉 Amazing pic, isn't it!
It shows a volcanic eruption with lightning happening at the same time. It is caused by charge-inducing collisions in volcanic dust.
 

7. What is the cause of winds?
Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds. On a rotating planet, air will also be deflected by the Coriolis effect, except exactly on the equator.
 

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?
The real color of the sun is white. The reason that the Sun looks yellow to us is because the Earth’s atmosphere scatters. The earth’s atmosphere scatters away light in the blue, indigo and violet wavelength region, while higher wavelength colors, like red, orange and yellow are less easily scattered. These remaining wavelengths are what we see, which is why the Sun appears yellow.
 

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.
Nope, they are not in the same location. The magnetic poles actually move around! Swirling motions of molten metal in Earth's outer core make our planet's magnetic field. Those swirling motions are changing all the time. That means the magnetic field is changing, so the magnetic poles move! In the first part of the 20th century, the poles usually moved about 9 km (5.6 miles) per year. Then, around 1970, they started moving faster. In recent years they have been moving about 41 km (25 miles) per year!
 

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?
No. The earth's shape is oblate spheroid.

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Hi there,

thanks for hosting another trivia event! :)

 

IGN: Heroesflorian

Game: Olympus Rising

 

1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?
Clear air turbulence

 

2. What causes lightning?

Lightning is an electrostatic discharge between two (differently) electrically charged regions (e.g. of a thunderstorm), which equalizes those charges. Those electrically charged regions are commonly caused by lots of (liquid/solid) water particles moving and colliding within thunderstorm clouds, for "natural" lightnings. But more generally speaking, whenever the magnitude of the charge difference between two electrically charged regions surpasses the resistance of the separating medium, an electrostatic discharge will occur, a.k.a. lightning will strike, connecting both regions with an arc of light. Thus, basically anything that creates such much-enough charged regions can cause lightning. For generating some small-scale lightnings, the charge differences created e.g. by rubbing one's head hair against a piece of cloth / pillow / balloon / cat can suffice - pro tip: turn off the lights to be able to see them properly, it works (unless with very grumpy cats)!

 

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

By definition, the Richter scale has no upper bound / max value. Values above ~9.5 are near-impossible due to the physical properties of the Earth and its materials, though, and in practice even those values haven't been reached yet, as far as I know. Still, by definition no limit.

 

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

A cloudburst is basically very heavy rain, with a rainfall rate of at least 100 millimeters per hour. This makes cloudbursts relatively likely to cause flooding, as water pours down quicker than the ground can suck it up.

 

5.  When does a leap year occur?

A leap year as in "a calendar year containing one additional day or month added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year" regularly occurs every 4 years for the Gregorian calendar (i.e. in all years with a number divisible by 4), though years divisible by 100 are no leap years, and those divisible by 400 are leap years again... in the general case, leap years simply occur when the actual time and calendar time differ enough to require an additional day/month to be added for getting the both of them back in sync.

 

6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. 😉 Amazing pic, isn't it!

The photo given above shows a volcanic eruption with lightning happening at the same time. It is caused by charge-inducing collisions (compare 2.) in volcanic dust emitted during the eruption.

 

7. What is the cause of winds?

Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric air pressure. Where a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds (= air movements) of various speeds. On a rotating planet, air will also be deflected by the Coriolis effect, except exactly on the equator.

 

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

The "real" total color of light (or more accurately, "average/sum of electromagnetic radiation of various different wavelengths in the humanly-visible spectrum" (some animals also sense radiation outside that spectrum, e.g. UV, IR, ultrasonic...) ) emitted by the sun is white - similar to how in additive color systems, the sum of all colors is white. Though, the matter in the earth's atmosphere can scatter or alter incoming electromagnetic radiation (e.g. deflecting, reflecting, absorbing, re-emitting). Radiation of different wavelengths interacts slightly differently with the atmospheric matter (roughly speaking, shorter-wavelength radiation (blue-ish light components) are scattered a bit more), causing the radiation hitting the earth's surface to have a slightly different composition/distribution of wavelengths, resulting in a yellowish tint during the day (morning/evening, i.e. different angles of incoming radiation, can yield greatly differing colors as we all have seen).

(Also, the radiation emitted by the sun in the first place does not necessarily have a "perfect" balance of different wavelengths, and thus tends to be a tiny tiny bit yellow-ish in the first place... different-temperature stars have a different mix of emitted radiation, cooler stars more towards the red side of things, hotter stars more towards the blue side of things - similarly to how the hotter, inner regions of a flame are more blueish, the exterior rather red-ish. But that "natural tint" of sunlight is considerably less noticeable outside the earth's atmosphere as compared to within it.)

Side note: Try the book "The Colors Of Magic", it's a great read! ;)

 

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

Nope, they are not in the same location. The magnetic poles actually move around depending on changes in the Earth's magnetic field, caused by motions of molten metal in Earth's outer core which are subject to constant change. A changing magnetic field means changing magnetic poles (recently about 41 km (25 miles) per year!) which is in harsh contrast to the static, unchanging* nature of the geological poles' locations (* assuming the Earth keeps spinning "the same way"; even if the Earth's spinning changes enough to deform the shape of the planet, this deformation is rather unlikely to have a direct 1 to 1 correllation with the changes in the magnetic field), causing the two sets of poles to be offset to one another. Scientific investigation indicates the magnetic poles can (and have / will again) even flip sides completely, given enough time.

Side note: Changes to the Earth's magnetic field also can impact its function as natural protection against "unwanted" parts of solar radiation, interesting topic imho...

 

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

Nope, it's rather an oblate spheroid.

 

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