Posts Tagged ‘meteorological’

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/

StormTracker

July 28, 2011

The Met Office has launched a tool that allows users to monitor tropical storms around the world. You can also view the tracks of thousands of historical storms from 1850 until the present. A simple registration form must be completed for access to the free version.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/premium/stormtracker/

Thanks to S for finding this.