What are some contributions that Canadians have made to meteorology as a science? I'm looking for technologies, theories, whatever you can come up with. Even Canadians that were involved in the development of something to do with a technology or meteorological finding. I've spent most of my evening on Google with little success, yet I'm required to teach this to my students.
posted by sarae
on Oct 16, 2013 -
This is macabre, I know. However, I really enjoy documentaries on past or future disasters: Rogue waves, wild fires, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, pyroclastic flows, etc. I often wake up at 2am, and these past/future documentaries get me calm and able to sleep again. What are your recommendations on this subject? There are so many internet sources on this material, and I've seen a lot, but please give me your comprehensive picks!
posted by Kronur
on Jun 20, 2013 -
Why do snowstorms last so long? We live in the Denver area and it snowed for 18 hours, from 9 PM last night to 3 PM this afternoon. My wife asked me why it never rains for that length of time. I muttered something about convection in the summer, then stopped when I realized I didn't know what I was talking about.
posted by lukemeister
on Oct 26, 2011 -
Is there a site that compares actual weather records (recorded temperature, precipitation, etc.) with various online weather forecasts to show which forecasts are more reliable? [more inside]
posted by pracowity
on Jun 7, 2011 -
What are the best Twitterfeeds for air disruptions out of Dublin, Ireland, 26th May? [more inside]
posted by Wilder
on May 23, 2011 -
I need to identify certain areas of the world - figure zip cod/international analogue is discrete enough, although more granular is preferred - which meet a variety of meteorological conditions. [more inside]
posted by dyerfr
on Apr 13, 2011 -
What's the best way to predict future weather? and Please make sense of the harsh winter and harsh summer we're experiencing in the mid-atlantic.... [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93
on Jul 4, 2010 -
I have questions about the weather reporting on my local television and radio stations, and how that data is gathered. I want to know how it likely works, rather than how it ideally should work, especially as I'm located in a small college town in the Midwest. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Jan 27, 2010 -
has concluded that strong volcanic plumes exhibit cyclonic, storm-like rotation, which helps explain why volcanic thunderstorms occur. The article indicates that the volcanic plume from Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 exhibited anticlockwise rotation, which I infer to be consistent with the rotation of a low-pressure system in the northern hemisphere. My question: Will the rotational direction of these volcanic mesocyclones be governed by the Coriolis Effect, local atmospheric conditions, compositional characteristics of the plume, or some combination of these factors?
posted by baphomet
on Mar 29, 2009 -
Please reccommend books of all kinds about weather forecasting and meteorology . . . [more inside]
posted by protorp
on Dec 29, 2008 -
Comment on the current academic job market, and the likelihood of scoring a tenure-track position in the Earth Sciences. [more inside]
posted by capitalist.pig
on Dec 5, 2008 -
I miss Tom Skilling. I'm looking for some good regional weather blogs, specifically for Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr
on Nov 25, 2008 -
You are not my meteorologist but . . . There are clouds and there are clouds
, I'd never seen one like this before, what kind was it? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon
on Apr 18, 2008 -
i'm looking for recommendations for good brands or distributors of home weather station equipment. [more inside]
posted by klanawa
on Oct 4, 2007 -
To what degree to private weather forecasting companies (like Accuweather) rely on US government data in creating their forecasts? [more inside]
posted by Brian James
on Aug 19, 2007 -
Could anyone point me to an online resource that would let me look up the weather forecast for a date in the past? Failing that, could someone tell me what the weather was like in NYC yesterday?
posted by vers
on Nov 13, 2004 -
The son of Hurricane Ivan ?
. Apparently the forces which generated Ivan respawned a tropical storm near Texas. To mefi meteoreologist, is this a first time event or there's some precedent ?
posted by elpapacito
on Sep 23, 2004 -
Scientists, sailors, meteorologists: I need a buoy! I'm looking for a small buoy hull for some scientific instrumentation. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Aug 18, 2004 -