November 29, 2017

 A LOOK INTO THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF WEATHER FORECASTING

This enlightening text offers a comprehensive review of the evolution of the field of meteorology, from its infancy in 3000 BC, to today's future scientific ideas of the future. 

This book reveals the full story from where meteorology was then, to where it is now, where the field is heading, and what needs to be done to get the fields to levels never before imagined. 

Throughout the book the ideas and views are based upon global research and scientific knowledge being at the forefront of expanding our understanding of meteorology and the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. 

Weather has a daily impact on Earth, its environment, and biosphere. Through...

August 1, 2017

If one were to attempt to analyze the private weather industry 50 years ago, they would find little to nothing. Weather was an entity mainly controlled by the military and the government, simply because they were the only ones with the technology and capability to forecast. Today, with the advancements in technology, there is a large private weather industry with a plethora of companies providing a variety of weather services. Companies range from media groups such as Accuweather and the Weather Channel to private consulting companies providing specialized forecasts.  In order to better grasp where the industry is headed, it is important to understand the current landscape of the industry and the trends within it...

September 19, 2015

 

Disappearing Coral Reefs?

 

After two consecutive years of above average water temperatures, it seems as if the Hawaiian coral reefs are disappearing! Currently, water temperatures are averaging about 4-6 degrees higher for the month of September. One of the main reasons for this sudden increase in water temperatures around the Hawaiian Islands could be due to El Niño. The El Niño is a circulatory oceanic pattern that occurs every 2 to 7 years and lasts for 9 to 12 months at a time, on average.  The El Niño is characterized by unusually warm water currents that come up off the west coast of South America. However, since El Niño is a result of the ocean and atmosphere interacting, it affects weather all around the...

September 18, 2015

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Supermoon Eclipse

 

There is an exciting astronomical event this week - a supermoon eclipse. Let’s look at what we can expect on September 27th.

 

“Supermoon” is the title recently coined that refers to the moon when it is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, also know as perigee. It is fractionally larger (14%) and noticeably brighter (30%) at its perigee. Supermoon occurs only once a year and will also be a full moon.

 

Lunar eclipses are a more frequent treat for us, happening twice a year, but can be often missed because of your location on Earth. This occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and moon, leaving the moon in Earth’s shadow.

 

It is a rarity for these two events to coincide, i...

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