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Semi-important events that are semi-relevant to meteorology: August 12

1885 - Physicist Jean Cabannes is born. He specialized in optics. He showed how gas molecules diffused light (pure gases can scatter light). He, along with Jean Dufay, calculated the height of the ozone layer. Additionally, he, Daure, and Rocard showed that gases diffusing monochromatic light could also change their wavelength. This is known as The Cabannes-Daure effect.

1953 - A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Greek islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia.

1960 - NASA successfully launches the communication satellite Echo 1A. This is the first successful launching of communication satellite done by NASA.

invaderxan:

Earth’s atmosphere, as seen from the ISS.

invaderxan:

Earth’s atmosphere, as seen from the ISS.

(via likeaphysicist)

scipsy:

Sunset Изображение 43 из 105 (via Russian Federal Space Agency)

scipsy:

Sunset Изображение 43 из 105 (via Russian Federal Space Agency)

Gravity wave cloud pattern

Gravity wave cloud pattern

Stability and Cloud Development →

Atmospheric Rivers →

This is a nice article over atmospheric rivers.

MIT Open CourseWare →

This is the earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences section of the MIT Online Open CourseWare. It’s pretty great!

Kármán vortex street →

It’s about vortex patterns, which can be seen in many instances in meteorology. I love fluid dynamics!