As Hagupit Nears Philippines, Here's What You Need to Know About Typhoons

 

 

 

National Geographic

For starters, nearly 90 percent of these big oceanic storms are called typhoons and cyclones, not hurricanes.

A satellite image of supertyphoon Hagupit—taken earlier this week—shows the storm bearing down on the Philippines.

Photograph by NASA Goddard's MODIS Rapid Response Team

Jane J. Lee

National Geographic

Published December 5, 2014

Update: Hagupit made landfall Saturday at 9:15 p.m. local time near the town of Dolores on the southeastern Philippine island of Samar. The storm—downgraded from its supertyphoon status—plodded ashore as a category 3, with estimated winds around 127 miles (204 kilometers) per hour.

With a "supertyphoon" named Hagupit

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Un tornado atraviesa la costa desde Torremollinos a Almuñécar

Un tornado ha atravesado en la tarde de este jueves a Almuñécar, que afortunadamente se ha quedado en el mar y no ha afectado al municipio granadino. Un tornado que venía directo de Málaga, donde sí ha causado graves desperfectos. Ha pasado por la barriada de Churriana, en la capital, y por Torremolinos, dejando en su camino destrozos en chiringuitos, vehículos y vallas de publicidad. Ha sido en un recorrido de 4 kilómetros desde el mar. Las fuertes lluvias y el viento ha afectado a carrteras en Cádiz, el transporte marítimo y ha provocado inundaciones en Huelva.

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El tornado se ha formado mar adentro frente a la costa

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How to Read a Weather Map

How to Read a Weather Map

Weather maps provide a simplified depiction of the current or predicted weather of an area. The most common weather map you will come across is surface analysis, shown here. To read a surface-analysis weather map, follow these guidelines and tips.

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    Understand general concepts of the weather. What most people are concerned with is precipitation, which, in meteorology (the study of weather), is any form of water that falls onto the Earth's surface. Forms of precipitation include rain, hail, snow, and sleet. High pressure implies fair weather and low pressure is usually associated with precipitation.
     
     
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    Find a weather map.Watch out for one on the TV news, online, or in your local newspaper. (Other sources may include magazines and books, but they

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Informacion meteo

http://meteocentre.com/analyses/gem/explorateur_analyse.php?lang=en&map=fr&stn=QQ500&hh=-138&comp=1&stn2=QQ500&hh2=000&fixhh=1

 

CMC-GDPS Analyses / Europe (mesh: 25 km interpolated to 33 km)

Robot Vehicles Embark on Fish Tracking Mission

Robot Vehicles Embark on Fish Tracking Mission

Posted by Eric HaunNovember 4, 2014

  • MBA Sepia being loaded

Three marine robot vehicles have been launched from Plymouth today to undertake a fish tracking mission in and around new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Scientists from the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are working together on this pioneering project to study how fish use these areas on a day-to-day basis.
Using acoustic pingers, plaice, sole, brill and rays are being tracked at sea by the ocean robots programmed to patrol a large area of the MPAs there are also a number of seabed listening stations which work in concert with the ocean robots.
The three

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