List of natural phenomena

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Natural phenomenon)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Types of natural phenomena include:

Weather, fog, thunder, tornadoes; biological processes, decomposition, germination; physical processes, wave propagation, erosion; tidal flow, and natural disasters such as electromagnetic pulses, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.[1][2]

Physical phenomena[edit]

Crystal in VCGS furnace

Nuclear and Electrical[edit]

Chemical phenomena[edit]

Biological phenomena[edit]

[Decomposition]: a decaying peach over a period of six days. Each frame is approximately 12 hours apart, as the fruit shrivels and becomes covered with mold.

Astronomical phenomena[edit]

Supernova

Geological phenomena[edit]

Geology: parabola-shaped lava flow illustrates Galileo's law of falling bodies, as well as blackbody radiation. The temperature can be discerned from the color of the blackbody.

Geological processes include erosion, sedimentation, and volcanic activities such as geysers and earthquakes.

Meteorological phenomena[edit]

Violent meteorological phenomena are called storms. Regular, cyclical phenomena include seasons and atmospheric circulation. Climate change is often semi-regular.

Atmospheric optical phenomena[edit]

Oceanographic[edit]

Gulfstream

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Missy Allen; Michel Peissel (1993). Dangerous Natural Phenomena. Chelsea House. ISBN 079101794X.
  2. ^ William R. Corliss (1977). Handbook of unusual natural phenomena. Sourcebook Project. ISBN 0915554011.