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Checking in with the World's Winds

by gmoke Thu Jan 4th, 2018 at 04:16:46 AM EST

I like to see the maps of the Arctic Jet Stream every day or so (http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_norhem_00.gif).
They look like dragons and other creatures
chasing each other around the North Pole.

Then I look at the Global Map of Wind, Weather, and Ocean conditions (https:/earth.nullschool.net)
which animates the winds and ocean currents in what seems like real-time
in full color
coded according to the speed.
I look for where the rare red winds are.

Usually, last, I pull up the World Cloud Cover map (http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/comp/wv/LATEST_WV.gif)
to see how it relates to the other two images
and make sure the equatorial rainforests are
still making rain.

Sometimes, late at night
I look at the Northern Lights
from the Churchill, Manitoba Northern Studies Centre live camera (https:
/youtu.be/kDWh0ijwCp0).
Even when the Northern Lights aren't shining,
I'll often just
listen to the sounds
of that distant wind.

It reminds me where I live.


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jan 4th, 2018 at 11:03:34 AM EST
Very helpful to me. I work with the wind and seldom have time to search out such sites.

Paul Gipe

Paul Gipe

by pgipe (pgipe(at)igc.org) on Thu Jan 4th, 2018 at 02:42:34 PM EST
Hi Paul

with Meteo Earth you get all three and more (or less, if you choose...
plus, you can watch the predicted change over 24 hours.

http://www.meteoearth.com/#/,4.45,49.22,8.96,22,1,1,0,0,0,time=1515105978

on my handy, meteo earth gives the same over 7 days!

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Jan 4th, 2018 at 10:49:39 PM EST
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Thanks, I've added it to my bookmarks.

Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Sun Jan 7th, 2018 at 09:52:35 PM EST
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Thanks Randy. Good to hear from you. I hope all's well in Bremerhaven and no more bicycle spills. Coalition agreement isn't looking good. Of course, not as bad as over here. ;)


Paul Gipe
by pgipe (pgipe(at)igc.org) on Sat Jan 13th, 2018 at 02:48:24 PM EST
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Lovely. One of these years I need to travel far enough north to see the Northern Lights. For now, periodic video footage and photos suffice.

"There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility." -- Lisbeth Salander
by Don Durito on Tue Jan 9th, 2018 at 10:16:33 PM EST


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