What are wetlands?

Part 1 of Wetlands. Although wetlands are often wet, a wetland might not be wet year-round. Some of the most important wetlands are only seasonally wet. Wetlands are the link between the land and the water. They are transition zones where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients, and the energy of the sun […]

Hurricane Safety Bullet Points

Hurricanes are violent storms which bring intense winds, heavy rain, storm surge, flooding, erosion, landslides and tornadoes. While it is difficult to predict the exact time, place, and force of hurricanes, residents along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts must be prepared. The season for hurricanes runs from June through November, with most hurricanes occurring mid-August […]

Precipitation Patterns, Sea Levels and Glaciers

Part 6 of United States Climate Change Impact. Precipitation patterns are changing Precipitation is not distributed evenly over the globe. Its average distribution is governed primarily by atmospheric circulation patterns, the availability of moisture, and surface terrain effects. The first two of these factors are influenced by temperature. Thus, human-caused changes in temperature are expected […]