Monday, July 21, 2014

Fog Bank, July 21, 2014


Hello, WeatherBrains Listeners. Send links for the Fog Bank to skydaver on Twitter, and I'll use them, and give credit.

My first pick is NASA's IMAX film, "The Earth" , available on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BgL0wUs6Hs&feature=youtu.be

From Astronomy Picture of the Day, I have an Aurora photo, for JB.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140714.html

Summer Solstice Sun Pillars from ESPOD
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/07/summer-solstice-sun-pillar.html

Red Sprites over New Mexico, from space weather.com
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=21&month=07&year=2014

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out.



Audio Fog Bank

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fog Bank, July 7, 2014

The holiday schedule got me out of sync, but this was sent in for tonight's WeatherBrains.

I just remembered that I didn't put the audio up. Do people listen to my segment through this blog?

SPOD with a sunset rainbow
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/05/sunset-rainbow-over-samos-island-greece.html

From the Severe Weather Forecast office, a story about upgrading the NWS Doppler Radar in Des Moines, IA
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=dmx&storyid=102576&source=0&utm_content=buffer75b48&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

NOAA's National Ocean Service has a new video about rip currents
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f7V4OrGbvg&list=UUroWPW0Wg6zZPyt42N89P7g

ESPOD, cumulus congestus  clouds
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/06/mushroom-sky-over-paris.html

NASA has a picture taken from their ER-2 aircraft (a modified U-2), part of a study about storm formation in the Appalachian mountains
http://www.nasa.gov/content/storm-cell-over-the-southern-appalachian-mountains/#.U6NDFqjc3lI

You'll have to scroll down a bit to see the full picture.


Audio Fog Bank

Fog Bank, June 23, 2014

First up, StormGeek @wxSci, posted an article about refining wind scales
http://hamradioskywave.blogspot.com/2013/04/kinetic-energy-factors-of-dynamic.html

ESPOD had a great photo of twin sun dogs
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/05/sundog-pair-over-valle-de-chaschuil-argentina.html

ESPOD again, with All sorts of atmospheric niceties.  Upper tangent arcs, sun dogs, glitter path & a halo.
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/05/upper-tangent-arc-halo-sundogs-and-glitter-path-observed-from-vancouver.html

Space Weather.com had a couple of GREAT Kelvin-Helmholz cloud photos
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=97360

The supercell storm of 5/18, in Newcastle, WY, made the Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 21
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140521.html

Fog Bank, June 16, 2014

Yes, June 16. No missing blog updates, just no FogBanks until June 16.


This one is a space picture, from APOD, showing an experiment done during the latest lunar eclipse
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140418.html

Spaceweather.com for April 28 has some nice photos of sun pillars, and sun pillar echoes
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=28&month=04&year=2014

APOD again, with a beautiful Aurora picture
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140429.html
and a lunar eclipse timelapse
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140428.html

NOAA Weather Partners posted a video on Solar Activity & Communications
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdGc0xh4LPM

Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences at University of Illinois
http://www.atmos.illinois.edu/index.html  HT to Rob H, @rherrin828 on Twitter.

Fog Bank, April 21, 2014

I think my post titles might be coming out of the Department of Redundancy Department, except for the date, since I got so far behind.

There were no Fog Banks between April 2 & April 21.


Great photo on Astronomy Picture of the Day of mammatus clouds
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140415.html

CoCoRaHS has a WeatherTalk Web seminar coming up on May 2. The topic  Aviation Meteorology.
(I'm hopeful the talk was archived for us to see later)
http://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=wxtalk

ESPOD, Iridescent Clouds & Contrail
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/04/iridescenct-clouds-and-contrail-above-turin-italy.html

Reed Timmer tweeted a great supercell photo from April 20
https://twitter.com/reedtimmerTVN/status/458315019277451264/photo/1

AccuWeather has an article about the Great Lakes ice & the effect on spring weather.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/record-great-lakes-ice-coverag/25816804

Fog Bank, April 2, 2014

I had no FogBank for March 31, but I sent a link for JB. I can't remember whether he was on.

A YouTube video from NWS Norman about them joining the Impact Based Warnings Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95HDAxRroA8&list=UUacncsbh_AhMe-CUmEMzmTg

The April 2, Fog Bank


Matt Schiess@wxboy sent me
November 17, 2013 Time Lapse Tornado Chase From the great Skip Talbot.
youtu.be/137R5mxqPwY

HT to Hurricane Track for this great April 1st story.
Lawmakers develop a solution to global warming
http://hurricanetrack.com/2014/04/01/lawmakers-to-push-change-in-freezing-point-of-water-to-help-win-battle-against-global-warming-hurricanes/

Landon Hampton @WxOrNotBG, has a post on the meaning of the convective outlook. Watch out, Brian Peters, he might be gunning for your Professor Peters segment!
http://wxornotbg.com/2014/04/01/storm-prediction-center-convective-outlook/

An article in The Verge about Thermodo, a gadget that plugs into the audio port of your smart phone, and tells the ambient temperature. Looks interesting, but kind of expensive at $30. Their webpages don't indicate whether you can track any history of readings from the device, but there is a software developers kit that is available.
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/31/5566654/thermodo-thermometer-smartphone-hands-on-review
http://thermodo.com