Wind, Waves & Weather

Wind, Waves & Weather

Record hurricanes in the Atlantic, monster waves at Nazaré, sinking islands - look no further

 

theconversation.com/coastal-flooding-could-save-at…

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In the wake of hurricane Ida hitting the Gulf coast sixteen years to the day that Katrina did, the Conversation has a really informative set of articles on where the current thinking is on hurricanes.

Check out how warm the water is out there!

theconversation.com/hurricane-ida-4-essential-read…

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Heres a handy explanation of why the weather seem to be wetter these days

"The frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation events have increased over most land areas. This is because the warmer atmosphere is able to hold more moisture — about 7% more for each additional degree of temperature —...
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There's a useful Jet Stream forecast at www.westweather.co.uk/jetstream that goes up to ten days forward.

Equally interesting is the description below of the mechanics of a Jet Stream, and especially how Rossby waves can result in e.g prolonged wet summers whilst people are dying of heat just...
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For anyone interested in watching the Blood Moon Eclipse today (visible in the Southern hemisphere), The Griffith Observatory has a live stream on YouTube here

m.youtube.com/watch

Streaming starts at 09:44 BST, the Moon moves into the Earth’s penumbra at 10:45am BST, and moves into the Earth’s...
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theconversation.com/supermoon-how-an-illusion-make…

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weather.mailasail.com/Franks-Weather/How-Waves-And…

Frank's Weather has some useful background on waves

"There are requests from time to time for more detailed forecasts of sea conditions. I have been asked why the UK does not include swell height in its marine forecasts.

Here, I try to explain...
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royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsta.2017.0…

Particles in the water actually drift towards the waves, called Stokes Drift, discovered in 1847.

This paper discusses the physics behind the phenomenon

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www.ranker.com/list/10-biggest-deadliest-most-dest…

Hard to a hurricane called Fifi seriously - perhaps that was a factor in the number of lives lost..

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www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/18/cyclone-yasa…

"The government had estimated that 850,000 people – 95% of Fiji’s population – would be directly affected by the cyclone."

"The cyclone is another blow to the country’s tourism-reliant economy, already devastated by pandemic shutdowns which have...
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www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/16/cyclone-yasa…

Even if the two storms don't combine Yasa alone is devastatingly powerful - the Guardian seems remarkably sanguine about it given the wind speeds and its slow moving nature (which means inundation for towns by cobtinual heavy rainfall).

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www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/10/devastating-…

"The annual record for the number of major storms forming in the Atlantic has been shattered, with Subtropical Storm Theta becoming the 29th named event in a hyperactive hurricane season.

The US National Hurricane Center said the development of...
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