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Arctic Report Card: Update for 2010


Tracking recent environmental changes, with 17 essays on different aspects of the environment, by a team of 69 international authors, based on 176 scientific references, and supported by the international Arctic Council.

RUSSIA IS CLAIMING ARCTIC LANDS OVER CANADIAN CLAIMS

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SANDY HITS NORTH EAST

WITH DEATH TOLL CLOSE TO 100

Credit: AP Photo/Sean Sweeney


“New York’s Staten Island: A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2012 where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York’s Staten Island as a result of superstorm Sandy.”

A few highlights on Sandy’s Statistics:

  • “940 millibars: Sandy broke the all-time record for lowest pressure north of the Carolinas by 6 millibars previously held by the Long Island Express of 1938.
  • 12.49 inches: About a foot of rain was the highest amount I could find from Sandy
  • 96 mph: The wind from Sandy was quite impressive. The highest gust seemed to have occurred in Eatons Neck, New York.
  • 13.88 feet: The record high water level at Battery Park”

 


Image Source: Aurora, Colo., tornado (Photo: Brittany McKown)

Dallas Tornado RAW video Throwing Semi Trucks April 3rd 2012

Storm Clouds Across Nebraska

ACCESS FAQ FROM NOAA.GOV, TORNADO PREDICTION CENTER

Last week alone, 440 tornado warnings were issued, and storms killed 39 people in five states.

March 1 – 3, 2012:
Communities in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee felt the impact of storms that spawned at least 100 tornadoes yesterday (one was a EF-4 twister, with winds of up to 200 mph).

39 people died in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. [Picture Source>>>]

How Many Tornadoes Will We Have in 2012?

Since records began in 1950, through 2011 there were 3651 tornadoes in March (for an average of 59 per year). The number in March 2012 is highly uncertain. The number of tornadoes will be in the dozens, but it is impossible to know what the final number will be. Surveying and confirming these tornadoes will take days.

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Emergency crews were forced to retreat from Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday after a spike in radiation. The pullback cost precious time in the fight to prevent a nuclear meltdown. (March 16)

NOAA CONFIRMS JET STREAM MAY REACH
275 MPH (239 kts / 442 kp/h)

CONFLICTING REPORTS CONFUSE PUBLIC

“The containment vessel of Dai-Ichi’s No. 2 reactor may have been breached yesterday, and pressure in the chamber fell “substantially,” said Masahisa Otsuku, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear maintenance official.”
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The 50°-60° N/S region is where the polar jet located with the subtropical jet located around 30°N. Jet streams vary in height of four to eight miles and can reach speeds of more than 275 mph (239 kts / 442 kp/h).
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“This is really quite modest amounts of radioactive material and it’s not likely, by and large, one shouldn’t be concerned about it” claims British Chief Scientific Officer.

Read the conference call transcript on the “Situation at Fukushima nuclear plant” between the British Government’s Chief Scientific Officer Professor John Beddington regarding the developments following the explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant with David Fitton at the British Embassy in Tokyo on 15 March:
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – - United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency revised an earlier evaluation of the crisis at the Fukushima complex in northeast Japan that put the severity of the situation at 4 on the 7-point range of the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale.

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