Greetings everyone! This week has been an eventful one with flooding from Hurricane Florence still ongoing as of 24 September 2018. There are a few areas of interest in the tropical Atlantic, but we should see a relatively quiet week. Florence is a good example of a tropical cyclone that can cause substantial damage well inland from immense amounts of rainfall. For some areas, the recovery will take years. I’ll share the link to the hurricane preparedness page that I’ve posted recently. It will give many of you who live in hurricane prone regions a good starting point on preparedness and getting up-to-date and official weather information. There are plenty of other topics to cover, so let’s get started.
- There’s more to a thunderstorm’s lightning than the bolts we see at ground level. The sprites that occur high above the storms are a fascinating phenomenon that scientists are just beginning to understand.
- Here’s a fascinating read for my fellow astronomy fans. “Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Glow Around Neutron Star, And Whatever It is, It’s Important.”
- Using wood as a form of renewable energy sounds good…except there are some important facts that many overlook. Emissions (including CO2) & carcinogenic soot are just two.
- As studies are compiled after Hurricane Florence, the link to climate and climate change will become more important.
- In the wake of Hurricane Florence, devastating floods will continue for some time. For many of you reading this, you may live in a flood plain and not know it. To make matters worse, no one is required to tell you.
- One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, here’s a look at a USA territory that is not only sobering, but gives the impression that the struggle to recover may take many years.
- Just as the Fujita scale of tornado intensity was revised in the early 2000’s, perhaps it’s time to revisit the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity. After all, good science is always open to revision, re-examination, and adaptation.
- Life at an Arctic outpost is very unique. Here’s a look at what it’s like for a scientist to live in one of the most remote places on our planet.
- There’s been a lot of discussion and not a little consternation about this article as of late. “Climate Study ‘Pulls Punches’ To Keep Polluters On Board.”
- Here’s’ a look at August 2018 from NOAA. To no one’s surprise, it was the 5th hottest August on record for the globe and polar sea ice remains at record low levels.
For those of you who live in hurricane prone regions, this page will give you a starting point on preparedness.
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