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More Drought

Droughtman is strangely quiet these days. It has been cool and cloudy and is forecast for more of the same, with the possibility of precipitation, and he hasn’t said anything snide about it. It might have something to do with … Continue reading

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Jet Stream – Related Phenomena

Cloud of the Day – Other Phenomena Related to the Jet Stream As promised in the original post on the jet stream, today’s post will cover related phenomena such as the polar vortex and the Southern Oscillation. You will recall … Continue reading

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Drought Two

Look up in the sky! Is it a cloud? Is it rain? No, it’s Droughtman! Yes, I’m afraid our blogger is at it again. Our water watchers have raised the advisory level to 2, which stands for dry conditions and … Continue reading

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Jet Stream

Cloud of the Day – Jet Stream The jet stream was discovered by Japanese meteorologist Wasaburo Ooishi when making over 1200 balloon observations of high altitude winds between 1923 and 1925. This information was later used when the Japanese launched … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions

“Enchanted Light | New Mexico” by Jim Crotty is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 In my area precipitation has been below normal for the last few months. This is the time of year when we would normally expect a good … Continue reading

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Milankovitch Cycles – Other

See the previous posts on Milankovitch cycles: orbital eccentricity, axial obliquity and axial precession. There are two more cycles to consider in this increasingly complex story of the astronomical cycles affecting Earth’s long-term climate. The first is another form of … Continue reading

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Milankovitch Cycles – Precession

In the two previous posts on Milankovitch cycles — Eccentricity and Obliquity — we looked at the changing shape of Earth’s orbit around the Sun, and the changing tilt of Earth’s axis respectively. In this post we look at the … Continue reading

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Milankovitch Cycles – Obliquity

This is the second of the three main Milankovitch cycles that I said we’d cover in my original post on Milutin Milankovitch. The first cycle was Earth’s orbital eccentricity, or how elliptical the orbit is. We found that this changing … Continue reading

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Milankovitch Cycles – Eccentricity

In the post on Milutin Milankovitch I said I would be discussing the Milankovitch cycles and their impact on Earth’s climate. There are three main cycles in Earth’s relationship to the Sun that have been shown to have an effect … Continue reading

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Milutin Milankovitch

Milutin Milankovitch (Milankovic) was a Serbian scientist, born in 1879 in the village of Dalj, in present-day Croatia. It was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At 17 he took up Civil Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology, going … Continue reading

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