Scientists begin to unravel summer jet stream mystery As the UK's official weather service the Met Office works closely with the media to ensure that the country is aware of, and can cope during, times of extreme weather. The Met Office Press Office provides journalists with accurate and reliable weather and climate information and resources for stories on TV and radio, in print, and online. Welcome to the Press Office, the Met Office's dedicated resource for journalists. Comments So the satellite imagery proves that the icing covering the planet in the winter has expanded and recessed at a constant rate, so much so that if you speed up the image, it gives the impression that the planet is breathing. How would this be possible if the polar ice caps are melting? Plus, I'm reading posts that we're trying to save the Earth... based on this video, the Earth is just fine and doesn't need saving. It can take care of its self like it's been around for billions of years.
7–10 Geography - The Australian Curriculum v8.3 absolute location Location measured by the coordinates of latitude and longitude. Also see relative location. Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-) If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser.
Flights probe jet stream role in floods A major international effort is under way to research one of the greatest unknowns in weather forecasting - the influence of the jet stream. For the first time, a fleet of drones and planes is being deployed from the United States, Iceland and Britain to investigate the flow of air crossing the Atlantic. Jet streams are powerful currents of high-altitude wind that govern the patterns of weather down on the surface. The one over the Atlantic has frequently driven storms over Britain, most recently last winter, causing devastating floods.
Countries Where Politicians & Public Figures Have Been Implicated in the Panama Papers So Far Map created by JCRules va Wikimedia The map above shows countries where the head of state, politicians, public officials, public figures and/or their close family/associates are implicated in the Panama Papers (so far). Just a few of the people implicated include: Finally, while Russian Vladimir Putin has widely been reported as the most high profile person implicated, his name appears nowhere in the Panama Papers. As the Guardian reports:
But where is the green sheep? Old maps put the art in cartography The national library's Trove digital service has been highlighting quirky old maps of the continent, starting with a 1920s graphic dividing the country up into the sheep haves and have-nots. Artist Judy Horacek, who illustrated Mem Fox's children's classic Where is the Green Sheep?, approved of the idea. Dust Over the Arabian Sea October is a month of transition for weather patterns over the Arabian Sea. In the summer, winds blow from the sea toward land. In the winter, the winds reverse and blow over the Arabian Sea from the northeast. During October, between the summer and winter monsoons, the prevailing wind direction varies. When the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image on October 26, 2016, northeasterly winds were dominant and blew several dust plumes off the coast of Iran and Pakistan. VIIRS captured additional images of dust over the Arabian Sea on October 25 and October 27.
Mapping the World’s Billionaire Population – American Geographical Society Global population has reached 7.4 billion people. Of this population, the top 1% owns more of the world’s assets than the bottom 99 percent combined. “Of the estimated $250 trillion in global assets, the top 1 percent owned almost exactly 50 percent, while the bottom 50 percent of humanity owned collectively less than 1 percent. The richest 10 percent owned 87.7 percent of the world’s wealth, leaving 12.3 percent for the bottom 90 percent of the population.” The top 1% is divided even further: “29.8 million with assets of $1 million to $5 million; 2.5 million with assets of $5 million to $10 million; 1.34 million with assets of $10 million to $50 million; and finally, 123,800 with assets over $50 million” (ICFI).
Earth Hour - Secondary - Cool Australia This year Earth Hour has partnered with Cool Australia to create an extensive curriculum toolkit. Teachers can download lesson plans, digital worksheets and a host of other resources to teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Turn your Earth Hour actions into valuable classroom learning! In 2017 Earth Hour is inviting kids around the country to ... Read more » This year Earth Hour has partnered with Cool Australia to create an extensive curriculum toolkit.
Foehn effect When air passes over mountains, the valleys on the downwind side (or 'lee' side) commonly experience strong and gusty downslope winds accompanied by abrupt warming and drying. These are known as foehn winds, and their warming and drying effect - the foehn effect - can be striking and far-reaching. What is the foehn effect? Foehn winds (sometimes written "Föhn") are common in mountainous regions, regularly impacting the lives of their residents and influencing weather conditions for hundreds of kilometres downwind. Their notoriety has led to recognition by a multitude of Winds of the world, amongst others: the Chinook or "snow eater" of the North American Rocky Mountains; the Zonda of the South American Andes; and the Helm wind of the English Pennines.
Jonathan Klein: Photos that changed the world In my industry,we believe that images can change the world.Okay, we're naive, we're bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.The truth is that we know that theimages themselves don't change the world,but we're also aware that, since the beginning of photography,images have provoked reactions in people,and those reactions have caused change to happen. So let's begin with a group of images.I'd be extremely surprisedif you didn't recognize many or most of them.They're best described as iconic:so iconic, perhaps, they're cliches.In fact, they're so well-knownthat you might even recognize themin a slightly or somewhat different form. (Laughter) Well, I think what is far worseis man's destructive power over man.Samuel Pisar, an Auschwitz survivor, said,and I'll quote him,"The Holocaust teaches us that nature,even in its cruelest moments,is benign in comparison with man,when he loses his moral compass and his reason."
Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought The Gulf Stream carries warm water from the eastern coastline of the United States to regions of the North Atlantic Ocean. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center) Intense future climate change could have a far different impact on the world than current models predict, suggests a thought-provoking new study just out in the journal Science Advances. If atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were to double in the future, it finds, a major ocean current — one that helps regulate climate and weather patterns all over the world — could collapse.
Hurricane Matthew May Strengthen to Category 5 Before Hitting the US, Forecasts Predict The latest forecast models predict that Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of devastation, will grow even stronger as it heads for the U.S. The storm is expected to strengthen slightly and make landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of up to 145 mph, ABC News meteorologist Max Golembo said. Warm waters off the Florida coast, little atmospheric shear and no interaction with landmass provide the ideal conditions for the storm to become more powerful as it approaches the U.S., according to Golembo. Just this morning, Matthew grew stronger, with winds intensifying from 125 mph as of 8 a.m. today to 140 mph by 11 a.m. Matthew is forecast to move towards the central Atlantic coast of Florida tonight and into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service, bringing "life-threatening" weather conditions.