Tag Archives: stratosphere

‘Mother of pearl’ clouds enthrall skywatchers

Over the past few days, conditions in the upper parts of the atmosphere have allowed us to be treated to a rare glimpse of Nacreous Clouds. What are they? Found in the lower stratosphere, these clouds are mainly seen over … Continue reading

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What is causing the extreme cold over North America?

The weather over North America has been hitting the headlines over the last few days with record breaking cold conditions spreading south from the Arctic. This has been linked to a ‘polar vortex’, but what is this and what could … Continue reading

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