Archive for September, 2012

Undulatus Asperatus

September 27, 2012

No, not the latest addition to the Hogwarts spell book. This is a new type of cloud that the Cloud Appreciation Society hopes will be formally recognised by the World Meteorological Society and added to the International Cloud Atlas, making it the first new class of cloud to be added since 1951.

There’s a fantastic picture of undulatus asperatus over Shiehallion, Perthshire, on this site:

http://www.channel4.com/news/undulatus-asperatus-crowd-sourcing-a-new-type-of-cloud

and you can learn more about the Cloud Appreciation Society here:

http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/

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If you thought Apple’s maps were weird…

September 21, 2012

There has been a lot of interest in the media following the launch of Apple’s new Maps app which comes preloaded with the new IOS 6 operating system. Many have complained that the app has significant towns missing and features in the wrong place or pooly labelled. Here’s a nice feature from the founder of Strange Maps that highlights just a few of the bizarre maps that have been produced over the last few hundred years.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/interactive/2012/sep/07/weird-maps-to-rival-apple-in-pictures