Ask Todd: Why rain isn't salty
Eric King asks: "If we get a lot of our moisture from the ocean, which is salt water, and when it rains and the rain falls as fresh water, what happens to the salt content from the ocean water?" So, put simply, why isn't rain water salty? It's because of ...
Why does rain smell like rain?
SALT LAKE CITY — A rainstorm has several ... which we are so used to we can’t even smell. The second thing we’ll smell, as the storm reaches us, is the scent of rain on dry earth. And it even has a name. It’s called petrichor, constructed from ...
Here's why the Navy is cutting one of its subs in half — and how rain is throwing a wrench in its plans
An associated storm surge, with salt water flooding the submarine’s systems, could result in severe damage and delay completion of the submarine's lengthening by three or four months. And that particular Navy installation was not the only one concerned.
Weather: Why is there so much ice on the roads in Central New York?
Why is there still so much ice on the roads? Blame it on slush ... Here's what happened, according to roads officials: -- The storm started as rain in many parts of Central New York. That washed away leftover salt from previous storms and any salt brine ...
Why Salt Water in the Subway Is So Extremely Dangerous
The rain then carries this dissolved salt to a nearby river, which ultimately flows to the ocean. On the way some of that salt gets redeposited on land, and some gets used by living creatures, but over the billions of years that is has been raining on ...