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15 May 2012

Understanding The Coriolis Effect

  A great video here on the Coriolis effect by some grad students in Illinois. If you have never gotten on a playground merry-go -round and tossed or rolled a ball, you should. It’s the easiest way to see the Coriolis affect in action. Coriolis can be a concept that is a bit difficult to get your head around, but this video does a great job of explaining it.


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14 May 2012

The World’s Water- An amazing image.

This image courtesy of the USGS: Some interesting facts I looked up regarding water: Virtually all of that blue blob is salt water and not drinkable. Only 2.5% of that blue marble of water s fresh and 70% of that 2.5% is frozen ice in Greenland, Antarctica, or on high mountaintops. Only .007% of Earth’s water is easily accessible for humans, a fact that I made much of when taught …


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