Tornado Quest Science Links And Much, Much More For May 19 – 26, 2015

Multiple rounds of severe weather and flash flooding have made for a long and busy week for weather folks, from National Weather Service meteorologists, to broadcast meteorologists, and Skywarn spotters such as yours truly. Documenting the aftermath of storms, data as well as damage, is very time consuming as well…hence the (once again) brief post this week.

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

TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

An amazing graphic. “The Trillion Fold Increase In Computing Power, Visualized.”

An interesting read that many should take note of. “Five Things You Should Never Share On Social Media.”

The internet is an incredible place with a wealth of information and beneficial social networking. It’s also fertile ground for the visceral underbelly. Instances of nefarious behavior such as this are one of many reasons Tornado Quest has a very thorough Social Media Policy.

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Citizen science is incredibly amazing since it can make most anyone a scientist.

Some citizen science and atmospheric science in this article. “Weathernews Inc Acquires Weathermob To Build The Future Of Crowdsourced Forecasts.”

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Our planet Earth has its own flag…and it’s quite a beauty!

If a proposed ban against a ban isn’t an example of dysfunctional Sooner state government, I don’t know what is. Like some more earthquakes, Oklahoma?

How do you keep wind turbines turning? The key is in careful spacing.

Here’s a very handy and informative guide to recycling household items.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

In consideration of the ongoing and dangerous flash flooding in much of the plains states, here’s the link to NOAA’s Turn Around, Don’t Drown flood safety website.

Latest US Drought Monitor shows significant drought improvement over portions of Oklahoma and Texas, but the status quo continues for California and Nevada.

Here’s some very nice “drone” video of tornado damage done in Broken Arrow, OK on 16 May 2015.

How does climate change stack up against other worst case scenarios? Take a look and consider the alternatives.

Couldn’t have written this better myself. “As Pope Francis prepares to deliver a powerful message on climate change, deniers are beginning to realize they haven’t got a prayer.

The impacts of El Nino are felt worldwide…and some areas suffer more than others.

That’s a wrap for this post!

I’d like to extend a sincere “welcome” to my new followers in social media. I’m glad you’re along for the ride. Tornado Quest can be found on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook. Once again…glad you’re here! Stick around…we’re here for the long haul.  🙂

Cheers!

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