Monthly Archives: May 2008

Structure of Our Atmosphere

Atmospheric Structure Not only does the atmosphere have a relatively stable composition, but it also has a structure to it. Below are two figures from Lutgens and Tarbuck (The Atmosphere, 8th edition) showing vertical profiles of the atmosphere. Note that … Continue reading

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Grassland Biome

Grassland biomes are large, rolling terrains of grasses, flowers and herbs. Latitude, soil and local climates for the most part determine what kinds of plants grow in a particular grassland. A grassland is a region where the average annual precipitation … Continue reading

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Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy – literally heat from the earth – is a clean and versatile natural resource for the world’s steadily increasing energy needs. GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES When the rising hot water and steam is trapped in permeable and porous rocks under … Continue reading

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India’s Moon Mission:Chandrayan

In three years when India sends the Chandryaan-1 to the moon, the country will join the elite lunar club. ISRO has already made it clear that the Indian lunar mission will not be an exercise in reinventing the wheel. Chandrayaan-1 … Continue reading

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