Tornado Quest Science Links And Much More For Oct. 12 – 19, 2014

While this week’s weather over the contiguous 48 states has been rather quiet this week (save for a severe weather episode on Sunday & Monday), the tropical cyclone season has seen an uptick in activity. Hurricane Gonzalo is probably the most notable event with Bermuda taking a direct hit from the eye-wall. The Pacific has been quite busy as well. It’s not unusual for October to be a very busy time for tropical cyclones. Otherwise, the quiet spell across North America has brought the beauty of autumn leaves front and center.

For your consideration, here are this week’s links…

GENERAL SCIENCE

A very timely and thought-provoking read that is more than accurate in today’s sociopolitical climate: How Did We Become A Society Suspicious Of Science?

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Here are some very cool citizen science projects just in time for Halloween.

ASTRONOMY

A fascinating look at our Sun beneath the Corona.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/SUSTAINABILITY

A very interesting site covering the many beneficial facets of wind power.

Here’s some good news on an innovative new way for normal people to invest in solar power.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

A very interesting read on re-thinking tornado warnings.

A mixture of climate and social science: When Our Responses To Drought Make Things Worse.

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, many people wonder if they should stay or move.

Here’s a look at the Climate Prediction Center’s Seasonal Drought Outlook.

Very interesting read in Climate Central on studies that show the number of tornado days are decreasing, but the number per day is rising.

And that’s a wrap…hope everyone has a great week!

Cheers!

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