Daily Archives: July 6, 2008

Solar Winds

The solar wind is a stream of charged particles—a plasma—that are ejected from the upper atmosphere of the sun. It consists mostly of electrons and protons with energies of about 1 keV. These particles are able to escape the sun’s … Continue reading

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Chinook wind

Chinook winds, often just called chinooks, is now normally a reference to foehn winds in the interior West of North America, where the Canadian Prairies and Great Plains meet various mountain ranges, although the original usage is in reference to … Continue reading

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