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Banda Aceh in Indonesia

Geo Explainer: How are tsunamis detected?

Apr 24, 2024
Tsunamis can be devastating for coastal communities, particularly when they hit without warning. So how do scientists detect them in good time?
Lenticular cloud during sunrise in Bursa, Türkiye

What are leticular clouds and how they are formed

Apr 20, 2024
High altitude clouds which have often been mistaken for UFOs
Geo Explainer: How common are tornadoes in the UK?

Geo Explainer: How common are tornadoes in the UK?

Apr 16, 2024
Tornadoes are a surprisingly common occurrence in the UK, and are most likely to form in three 'tornado hotspots'
Lake Toba

Geo Explainer: Toba supervolcano, the biggest eruption in human history

Apr 9, 2024
The Toba supervolcano eruption was the most explosive in human history, but debates about its impact on human life are ongoing
One of the paths at Ohio State University

Phenomena: What desire paths reveal about human nature

Mar 19, 2024

One of the paths at Ohio State University. Image: Ohio State University The shared shortcuts that defy the planners Geographical…

Eye of the sahara

Phenomena: The Eye of the Sahara

Feb 21, 2024
A geological marvel in the middle of the Sahara desert caused by erosion you can see from space
Geo Explainer: What is COP?

Geo Explainer: What is COP?

Dec 4, 2023

Participants of COP21 pose for a photo in Paris. Image: Presidencia de la República Mexicana via Flickr From COP1 to…

Geo Explainer: The many Chinas

Geo Explainer: The many Chinas

Oct 18, 2023
A primer to the physical and cultural diversity of the second-most populous country in the world
A view of Gaza Strip in Palestine

Geo Explainer: The Gaza Strip

Oct 13, 2023
A detailed map of the most densely inhabited and controversial strip of land in the world
Hurricane Katrina 2005

Geo Explainer: Are hurricanes getting worse?

Sep 7, 2023
Records leave us with a sense that hurricanes are getting more frequent, stronger, scarier. But is that the case?
Ship in the Panama Canal

Geo Explainer: Can the Panama Canal survive drought?

Sep 6, 2023
After the driest 2 years on record, with hundreds of ships waiting, drought is affecting this vital shipping route
Hoh Rain Forest, one of the largest temperate rainforests in the USA. Olympic National Park, Washington state, USA

Geo Explainer: Why are temperate rainforests so important?

Aug 8, 2023
Covering around 10 million square km of the Earth, discover more about temperate rainforests and the importance of protecting them
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