#Introduction Hi everyone! #Meteorology and #climate faculty member at IU. Originally from #Alabama. Spend a lot of time watching the weather. Recently gotten more into #retrocomputing (just bought a 486, first time since a teenager). Try to vacation in Ireland & UK every summer (header photo is the Antrim Coast), love country walks there. I remember the BCS era of college football, and run my own computer ratings.
You know how your dogs look at you when they're peeing/pooping? They're making sure you got their back.
See, unlike us, if a lion or.. velociraptors attack, they just can't pinch it off and run like we can.
They're vulnerable. Defenseless. They're looking at you to make sure you got their six.
So next time your dog is doing their biz... put your phone down. Scan the horizon for threats (laser raptors, coyotes, Jordan Peterson). Be a pet bro.
BTW this is why it was stupid for all those government / emergency services accounts to resume posting on Twitter. Absolutely unreliable in critical situations
@freemo You forgot the best part!
Supply it with an area for local conditions. In my case, I use an airport code.
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A little gutted to hear that President Carter is in the end game of his time on earth. Very few humans are as good people as Jimmy Carter. Compassionate and a man of action.
It’s not widely known but during the world’s first nuclear accident, a partial meltdown at Canada’s Chalk River reactor, as a USNavy lieutenant, he descended into the reactor as part of the team shutting down the reactor. He had radioactive urine for weeks.
Another dramatic look at tiny asteroid #Sar2667 burning up near northern France, just minutes ago.
Footage from France showing the meteor burning up
Codebreakers deciphered century-old letters stored for centuries in French archives and discover they were written of Mary, Queen of Scots. It turns out she was "well-trained in the art of cipher by her mother, Marie de Guise, from a very young age."
Lots of talk about the potential for a major Ohio Valley and Northeast snowstorm next week. While the track and snow impacts are still up in the air, it's certainly going to be very windy and then cold for a while after that.
Thanks so much for the vote of confidence, @markstos ! Glad to be here.
Time ago, the now scary bird site, was useful for science, knowledge building, hazard communication, etc...
We wrote a paper on that: Rapid collaborative knowledge building via Twitter after significant geohazard events.
One of the final exam questions in my intro class this semester related to the big Gatlinburg fire in 2016. A home weather station that kept reporting right up until it melted away gave this final report.
- Calculate the dewpoint right before failure.
- Draw a surface station model (like it would appear on a weather map).
Home: Bloomington, Indiana. Work: Atmospheric scientist and educator. Enjoy: Sports, computer ratings, and rain. Goals: Peace, quiet, and a T1 line.
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