Goodbye, at least for now

After just over two and a half years, I have decided to put From Physics to English on indefinite hiatus. I plan to attend grad school for aerospace starting fall of next year, and with that I have much work to do in terms of applications and studying for the GREs. This, I believe, needs to be … Continue reading Goodbye, at least for now

Cyclones of the Arctic

Hello all! Today we are going to be discussing hurricanes that were in the Pacific and Arctic Oceans--in this part of the world, hurricanes are called cyclones (other regions refer to these storms as typhoons). Mostly we will be focusing on an Arctic Cyclone (AC) that formed in August 2016, which will be referred to … Continue reading Cyclones of the Arctic

Snowfall and the Sea

Hello everyone! Today we are going to be talking about snowfall and how it is influenced by sea surface temperature (SST). There have been multiple studies focused on how climate change will affect snow in various mountain ranges, but they disagree in how the snow responds to SST. How exactly Europe's climate responds to SST … Continue reading Snowfall and the Sea

Computers Hunting for Avalanches

Hello all! Today we're going to be talking about avalanches. Avalanches are, as you probably already know, dangerous--they are potentially fatal, and can also cause road closures, force evacuations, and cause economic damage. As such, having a good risk assessment for avalanches is important--and as it turns out, difficult. For a good risk assessment, one … Continue reading Computers Hunting for Avalanches

(Lack of) Snow on Hawaii

I know you might be looking at the title of today's post and thinking "snow? Hawaii? How do those two things go together?" and the answer would be mountains. You may also be thinking "why should I care?" and the answer to that would be that snow can be a reservoir of freshwater when melted in the … Continue reading (Lack of) Snow on Hawaii

Sonar “Look” at Hydrothermal Flows

Today we are discussing hydrothermal flows (flows of hot water coming from the center of the earth). In particular, theses flows are diffuse (spread out) and relatively low temperatures (one was measured at 7 to 13 C, or 45 to 55 F) compared to those that can reach 250 C (482 F) or more. These low-temperature flows … Continue reading Sonar “Look” at Hydrothermal Flows