Anything that isn't a man-made event is a natural phenomenon. Hurricanes, earthquakes, the aurora borealis, volcanic eruptions, floods, avalanches, meteor collisions, lightning strikes and the tidal forces caused by the moon are all natural phenomena. Biological processes and astrophysical occurrences fall under nature's purview.Continue Reading
Earthquakes happen because the Earth is composed of tectonic plates connected by fault lines. When the stresses between these plates grows too large and one of them slips, shockwaves are sent throughout the land and any nearby bodies of water.
Hurricanes form over the ocean when a low pressure area is powered by the heat of condensation. This heat results from water vapor rising up to form clouds, which liberates energy. If there isn't an outlet for the build-up of energy via wind shear, the winds build up. A tropical storm forms when winds are 74 miles per hour or higher.
The aurora borealis results when energetic electrons from the solar wind interact with molecules and atoms in our atmosphere. Earth's magnetic field captures part of the solar wind, and the display of lights comes from the many collisions between the particles. This natural phenomenon usually occurs in regions where the magnetic field poles define aurora ovals.Learn more about Weather & Tides
Statistics as a numerical fact is a piece of numerical information, also known as data, used to describe an event, occurrence or phenomena. Statistics as a discipline uses statistics or numerical pieces of information to solve problems in the everyday world and in academics. Those who work with statistics as a discipline are called statisticians.Full Answer >
Examples of lyric poetry include: “To Anthea, Who May Command Him Anything” by Robert Herrick, “I Hid My Love” by John Clare, “Song for the Last Act” by Louise Bogan and “Vita Nova” by Louise Glück. The term "lyric" is derived from "lyre," a Greek instrument.Full Answer >
Examples of musicals written by Cole Porter include, "Kiss Me Kate," "Anything Goes," "Gay Divorce," "Jubilee" and "Paris." Cole Porter wrote 27 stage musicals, 10 film musicals and one television musical before he died in 1964. Of the 10 film musicals, two were never produced.Full Answer >
Thunder and lightning are not the same phenomenon, though both are caused by the same event. As a cloud equalizes its electric charge with the ground, the current must pass through a column of air. Air is not a perfect conductor of electricity, so some of the energy is lost to heat as the charge travels downward. An observer experiences this visually as lightning and audibly as thunder.Full Answer >