Polar Vortex and Solar Flare

Renowned meteorologist and climatologist Elwynn Taylor elaborates on the arctic blasts we are currently experiencing and explains what a polar vortex is, as part of a winter weather update.

Ed Engle, newsletter editor for the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers, describes what happened the prior night, when aurora borealis was predicted in our area. He explains what causes aurora borealis (nothern lights) and also explains solar flares.

 

Originally broadcast 01/10/2014
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