Slavic mythology Many generations of Slavic artists were inspired by their national folklore: Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom (1876) Slavic mythology is the mythological aspect of the polytheistic religion that was practised by the Slavs before Christianisation. The religion possesses many common traits with other religions descended from the Proto-Indo-European religion. Old Slavic religion evolved over more than a thousand years and some parts of it were from neolithic or possibly even mesolithic times. The Earth was worshipped as Mat Zemlya and there were no temples. Rituals were performed in nature. Modern wooden statue of Perun, the god of thunder and lightning, Ruthenia Sources of information Unlike Greek, Indian or Egyptian mythology, there are no first-hand records for the study of Slavic mythology. Written sources Artistic representation of Saxo Grammaticus Archaeological remains The remains of several Slavic shrines have also been discovered.
Acceleration of snow melt in an Antarctic Peninsula ice core during the twentieth century : Nature Geoscience Over the past 50 years, warming of the Antarctic Peninsula has been accompanied by accelerating glacier mass loss and the retreat and collapse of ice shelves. A key driver of ice loss is summer melting; however, it is not usually possible to specifically reconstruct the summer conditions that are critical for determining ice melt in Antarctic. Here we reconstruct changes in ice-melt intensity and mean temperature on the northern Antarctic Peninsula since AD 1000 based on the identification of visible melt layers in the James Ross Island ice core and local mean annual temperature estimates from the deuterium content of the ice. During the past millennium, the coolest conditions and lowest melt occurred from about AD 1410 to 1460, when mean temperature was 1.6 °C lower than that of 1981–2000. Since the late 1400s, there has been a nearly tenfold increase in melt intensity from 0.5 to 4.9%. View full text Figures
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Clouded leopard declared extinct in Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) A Formosan cloud leopard, now extinct in Taiwan. By Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet The Formosan clouded leopard, a clouded-leopard subspecies native to Taiwan, is now extinct, according to a team of zoologists. "There is little chance that the clouded leopard still exists in Taiwan," zoologist Chiang Po-jen told Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA). Zoologists from Taiwan and the United States have looked for the animal on and off since 2001, to no avail. Now, the only one left in the country is a stuffed specimen at the National Taiwan Museum, zoologist Liu Jian-nan told CNA. The range of clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa) spans from the hills of the Himalayas to Southeast Asia to China. In 2006, research revealed that clouded leopards found in the Sunda Islands of Southeast Asia — which include Borneo, Java, Sumatra and Bali — were a separate species, now known as Sunda clouded leopards (Neofelis diardi).
Antarctic ice melting 10 times faster than 600 years ago Updated Mon 15 Apr 2013, 11:10am AEST A report has found that the Antarctic summer ice melt is now occurring 10 times faster than it did 600 years ago. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and the Australian National University drilled a 360-metre ice core near the northern tip of the peninsula to to identify past temperatures. The ice core gave an extraordinary insight into the temperatures, revealing the coolest conditions, and the lowest melt, occurred six centuries ago. By comparison, it found temperatures now are 1.6 degrees Celsius higher, and the ice melt is 10 times as fast. The lead author of the report, Dr Nerilie Abram from the Australian National University, says the most rapid melt has occurred in the last 50 years. "The lowest levels of melt were about 600 years ago and then the melt has increased almost tenfold over that time," she said. "But it's really in the last 50 years or so that melt has increased dramatically.
It's science, but it works like magic.: Davis Weatherlink Software Not Required!!!! Better start this post off with an admission. I'm a bonehead. Last night I was sniffing the SPI traffic on my Davis Vantage Pro 2 Wireless weather station console. I was seeing traffic back and forth but couldn't figure out any rhyme or reason behind the data. The CC1021 chip in this thing talks over two interfaces to the processor. But there is more than one way to skin a cat. I used my new scope to see if any data was spewing out on either serial port or on PB4, PE2, PE3, or PC4. This, of course, is an easy problem to solve, as most people who have played with an Arduino could tell you. Next, I had to wire it up to one of the serial ports exposed on the expansion connector, but which one? So that covers the hardware. You are now in complete control of this thing. Try a few other simple commands. This is the raw data coming from the outdoor unit, and it shows up every two seconds. So there we have it.
A moment of silence for the Western Black Rhino Officially extinct Another beautiful species that we won't see again. The western black rhino, which is a sub-species of black rhino, was was once widespread in the savanna of sub-Saharan Africa, but no more. The last individual was spotted in 2006, and after years without any new sightings, it was officially declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), who maintains the famous Red List of Threatened Species. Wikimedia/Public Domain The IUCN warns that other rhinos could follow saying Africa's northern white rhino is "teetering on the brink of extinction" while Asia's Javan rhino is "making its last stand" due to continued poaching and lack of conservation." Conservation efforts certainly are not futile! Here are some black rhinos (though obviously not western black rhinos...) filmed by the BBC: Via CNN See also: Aw, cute!
Polar vortex The polar vortex The typical polar vortex configuration in November, 2013... ...A wavy polar vortex on January 5, 2014. Polar vortex over Quebec and Maine on the morning of January 21, 1985 A polar vortex is a persistent, large-scale cyclone located near either of a planet's geographical poles. On Earth, the polar vortices are located in the middle and upper troposphere and the stratosphere. The Northern Hemisphere vortex often has two centers, one near Baffin Island and the other over northeast Siberia. The Antarctic vortex in the Southern Hemisphere tends to be located near the edge of the Ross ice shelf near 160 west longitude. When the polar vortex is strong, the Westerlies increase in strength. History The polar vortex was first described as early as 1853. The phenomenon's sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) appears during the wintertime in the Northern Hemisphere and was discovered in 1952 with radiosonde observations at altitudes higher than 20 km. Outside earth
weeWX: open source weather software How frigid 'polar vortex' could be result of global warming (+video) A bitter Arctic blast spanning the central and eastern US has propelled the phrase "polar vortex" from the pages of dense scientific papers to headline status as frigid temperatures and strong winds close schools and businesses and prompt forecasters to warn of "historic and life-threatening" conditions. Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition In essence, a buildup of Arctic air, its chill deepened by 24 hours of darkness during winter, has breached its meteorological fence to pour deep into North America. Such outbreaks often involve tendrils of cold air that can leak through the fence. Paradoxically, the event may be a harbinger of winter outbreaks to come in the northern hemisphere as Earth's climate warms, some researchers say – a result of shrinking Arctic Ocean summer sea ice and the projected changes in wind and snowfall patterns triggered by the ocean's warmth and moisture.
Home Weather Station - External This Page Information:- This is where the weather data is gathered through a series of instruments, this data is collected in the Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) before being sent to the Vantage Pro2 console using a 4 core cable connected via an RJ11 plug into the ISS. The ISS collects data from a Rain sensor which comprises of a calibrated tipping bucket, for every 0.2mm of rain collected, the bucket tips, other sensor are the temperature, humidity, UV and solar, the last two have only recently been fitted, but these will have to be moved as the data from them is wildly inaccurate due to poor placement of the sensors. The yellow infill is Solar energy received, note the 'trough' is where the house obstructs the sensor as the arcs, before reappearing later in the day, I'm going to put this and the UV sensor above the house ridge line to stop this, keep an eye out for the updated pages where this will be covered. Rain Collector Filter - Top UV & Solar Sensors - Top
Antarctica A ‘Key Driver’ Of Global Climate, South Pole Temperatures Affect ‘Rest Of The Planet’ In Minnesota, schools were closed for the first time in 17 years as winter temperatures sank to as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. "A person not properly dressed could die easily in those conditions," said Scott Trueett, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. It’s turning out to be a painfully cold winter, colder in many cities than it has been in decades, and many are wondering why. Where are these extreme temperatures coming from? And what’s to be expected? While extreme weather in the U.S. is in large part due to a “polar vortex” creeping down over the Northern hemisphere from the North Pole, Scientists say weather patterns around the globe are largely the result of climate change in Antarctica. "Antarctica is one of the key drivers of the global climate system," Tony Press, head of the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre in Hobart, Australia, told The Sydney Morning Herald.
untitled 25 October 17 my wind speed sensor failed after 9 years service, the symptom being that the wind speed is always at zero after checking the connection to the ISS is tight and the cable to the anemometer is not damaged. This is the blog is how to replace the reed switch and test its operation, also while it was in bits, I thought I’d take the opportunity and replace the bearings as well. Information Sources Online sources of information relating to replacing the Davies 6410 reed switch – Parts Used Magnetic Reed Switch 10mm MKA-10110 100v 0.5A Russia £3.50 for 10 from eBay. Metal Sheilded Bearing 0.125 x 0.375 x 0.156 Part R2zz £0.85 each from rcbearings.co.uk Tools Required PliersSharp knifeMarker penPhillips screwdriver1.25mm or 0.05″ allen keySoldering Iron & SolderMagnifing GlassTerminal ScrewdriverGlue gun (or similar adhesive)Multimeter or battery & lamp. Step 1 Remove the vane and wind speed cups to avoid damage. Step 2 Put the wind cups and vane in a safe place till later. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Information on Hurricanes and Tropical Storms for young people Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Introduction A Hurricane, like other natural disasters, is one that we all pause to listen to each time we hear of it on the news. This is because we have all seen the devastation that it can bring to us. Many people have experienced it in one way or the other, and we have come to appreciate that hurricanes are not things that we can do much about in terms of its occurrence. Hurricanes are also called Typhoons or Cyclones in other parts of the world. What is a hurricane? It is a powerful, spiral weather that result from low pressure systems. Low Pressure SystemThis is an area (over land or water) where the atmospheric pressure is lower than that of the area surrounding it. The sustained winds within the hurricane move with speeds of over 74miles per hour (that is about the speed at which cars move on the highway), but the entire storm body moves at about 10-20 miles per hour. With this image in mind, let us learn more about hurricanes form.