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Why Americans still use the Fahrenheit temperature scale

Vox.com had an interesting article this week which discussed the history of the Fahrenheit and Centigrade temperature scales and why the US is the only major country that still uses the Fahrenheit scale.  You might enjoy reading about the controversy here. Marshall Shepherd, UGA Geography professor, posted a blog article this…
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Petrichor: What makes rain smell so good?

On this rainy Friday, I want to highlight a recent study which was published in Nature Communications. From Wikipedia: Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɨkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning ‘stone’ + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins…
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Wet week coming for most of Southeast

Today (Saturday) may be the driest day of the week for most of the Southeast.  A coastal storm should bring rain to coastal areas of the Southeast this weekend while the next large-scale storm moves into the area from the west on Sunday evening into Monday.  A second storm is…
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What’s going on with El Nino?

The NWS has just updated their El Nino blog to discuss the latest news on El Nino.  You may recall that we have been flirting with an El Nino for several months but so far none has materialized, although many signs are there.  The new blog posting discusses the latest…
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