Category Archives: Ocean Observations

What is a heat dome?

Summertime means hot weather — sometimes dangerously hot — and extreme heat waves have become more frequent in recent decades. Sometimes, the scorching heat is… Continue reading

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What do windward and leeward mean?

An island’s windward side faces the prevailing, or trade, winds, whereas the island’s leeward side faces away from the wind, sheltered from prevailing winds by… Continue reading

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