Archive for February, 2010

what is the difference between an transmissometer and a turbidity meter for use in oceanographic research?

Question by Steve: what is the difference between an transmissometer and a turbidity meter for use in oceanographic research?

Best answer:

Answer by Brian
Transmissometer measures visual range in atmosphere, turbidity measures it in water or other fluid.

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Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase- OP 2 “Tsuku Yomi Mode”

The 2nd opening of the anime “Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase-” —- used on episode 9 and 14. Here’s what the English lyrics in the bottom-left say: —————————————- Tsukuyomi Tsukuyomi Mode When the moon is full… I become restless. I become thirsty. There is no reason. Tsukuyomi Mode There is no reason. Tsukuyomi Tsukuyomi Mode Tsukuyomi Tsukuyomi Mode Who are you? Who am I? When the moon is full… I become restless. I become thirsty. There is no reason. I want to kiss… —————————————-
Video Rating: 4 / 5

I want to do videos of new anime series but for now this will have to do.

Global warming, dry land…

A few nice global warming images I found:

Global warming, dry land…
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Image by ironmanixs

Global Warming Has Finally Come To Toronto
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Image by Metrix X

Live Wire: Tracking Storms, Weather

Live Wire: Tracking Storms, Weather
Get real-time details on breaking news and weather information on
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Cape weather: Get used to rain and wind
The National Weather Service says today will include rain and drizzle with areas of fog and it will be breezy: northeast winds will be 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Read more on Cape Cod Times

KSFY Action News: Breaking News, Weather and Community |Avera Medical Minute: Heart Walk 2010 Live 8/24/10
Walking is easy, free, and has the lowest dropout rate of any exercise. If you’re not a regular walker, the time to start is here. The 2010 American Heart Association Heart Walk will be this Saturday (August 28th) at Falls Park in Sioux Falls.
Read more on KSFY Sioux Falls

Lastest Surf Report News

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Southwest Florida beach conditions report
Get the latest information on Southwest Florida beach conditions courtesy of Mote Marine Lab.
Read more on NBC 2 Fort Myers

Morning Report: Extreme heat to continue
Extreme heat is expected to continue in much of Ventura County today, the National Weather Service reported.
Read more on Ventura County Star

Available Now Bad Credit Cash Loans To Tide Over Cash Tight Situations

Available Now Bad Credit Cash Loans To Tide Over Cash Tight Situations

Each one of us has a credit history which helps us to determine our loan taking capacity. Today, having bad credit history is no big deal while you could still avail of a bad credit cash loan to tide over tight money conditions.

There are money lenders who are willing to provide you with urgent cash loans despite your bad credit rating.  In case you are on a look out for the same, you could log on to the Internet and find many of them willing to provide you with a loan.

You could begin by visiting various online money lenders and ascertain their loan requirements viz – rates of interest, charges, repayment schedule and other terms and conditions. On the other hand, general requisites on your part include

You are a citizen of UK.
You are above 18 years of age
You are employed
You hold a valid bank account

In case you oblige them with the above terms and conditions, there should not be any hitch involved when you apply for a bad credit cash loans online.

Applying for bad credit cash loans online is naturally a convenient feature as you can check, compare and even evaluate online money lenders simultaneously. You could always draw up a comparison chart and decide in practically no time from which online money lender offers you the cheapest bad credit loan.  Moreover, this activity can be taken up any time or on any day as they operate 24×7. This means you can apply for your Bad credit cash loan at your convenient time and avail near instant approval.

All you are required to do is provide your personal details through an online form and wait for your loan to get approved. You are not required to visit their office to provide forms or any other forms of paper. At the same time, they provide you with your loan requirement without asking the reason for availing the bad credit loan.

You can opt for either secured bad credit cash loan or unsecured cash loan, here again your preference counts. If you go for a secured cash credit loan, you will be required to furnish a security – your car or your house and avail a slighter larger loan amount. On the other hand with an unsecured loan, you can get a lower loan amount comparatively while your security will not be at risk at all.

At the same time, you do need to be cautious in availing a bad credit cash loan as you do have to repay it within a fix schedule and that too, along with interest.  This further implies you should always take into consideration your repaying capacity and be doubly sure of paying it off well within the repayment schedule else you will be facing yet another financial burden which could create problems for you in the future.

Surfing In Punta Mita

Surfing In Punta Mita

The beach is most notorious for one thing … surfing. Millions of people around the world look forward to that time of year when the weather is perfect, water is just right, and work can be put aside. Of the millions many will be planning an exciting trip to Punta Mita to surf near the shores of Mexico. Punta Mita is aware of how important the sport is to all tourists and has focused much of its tourist attractions on the popular activity. An ultimate surf vacation in Punta Mita is easy to plan with accommodations galore.

It is not hard to find a private beach club in Punta Mita that is right on or near the shore giving surfers quick access to surf the waves. Many of these beach clubs are reasonably priced, perfectly located, and dedicated to making your stay stress free so you can focus on what you came to do, surf. In addition to surfing you may enjoy the spas and other onsite recreational activities at the club.  

Surf Gear
To go surfing on vacation you are going to need surf gear. It is impractical to travel with your gear, or maybe you don’t have any, so it is another part of the vacation that you must plan ahead of time. When visiting Punta Mita you must not forget the exclusive luxury of Puerto Vallarta located nearby. There are many surf shops located around the city. The shops can help you find everything you need to make sure you are totally prepared.

Surfing Lessons
Surfing lessons are available daily for those wanted to learn how to surf or develop their skills. To accommodate your needs many hotels, resorts, and surf shops have contact information for surf instructors in the area.

Find the Best Surf Spots
If surfing the waves near the resort isn’t enough there are many other locations to surf near Punta Mita and Puerto Vallarta. Speak with the concierge, lodging information staff, or locals to hear where the best surf is that day. Many locals will be aware of the surf report for that day or know where you can find it.

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How is it possible for temperatures to be higher after a cold front passe?

Question by 1: How is it possible for temperatures to be higher after a cold front passe?
How is it possible for temperatures to be higher after a cold front passes?

Best answer:

Answer by badaspie
If the weather ahead of the cold front was overcast, the temperature change with the front was slight, and the air behind the front was clear, the increased solar heating behind the front could more than offset the cooler air mass. The daytime temperatures might be warmer behind the front, but the nights would be colder.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


A few nice weather satellite images I found:

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Image by kbaird

Giant antenna for weather satellites, Madison
weather satellite

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The Calling Card of a Delta 4 Rocket
weather satellite

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Hunting By Moon Phase: Your Best Season Ever

Hunting By Moon Phase: Your Best Season Ever

Every season, millions of hunters take to the woods with renewed
enthusiasm and vigor. Unfortunately, many come away empty
handed, returning day after day to face similar results. It’s
every hunter’s biggest dilemma, but some have found the perfect
solution, and that is hunting by moon phase.

Fishermen have long been aware of the powerful influence of the
moon on the tides and chart the various phases of the moon in
order to determine the best time to fish. Similarly, animals are
in tune with their surroundings and certain shifts in natural
forces trigger corresponding responses in the wild.

For years, researchers have studied the reaction of wildlife to
changes in the position of the sun and moon and have come up
with some rather interesting observations in relation to hunting
by moon phase.

So, how does this work? How can paying attention to the phases
of the moon help ensure a hunter’s success?

Animals and the Moon

Animals in the wild tend to be less active during daylight
hours. Feeling safer under the cover of darkness, many animals
will increase their activity as dusk falls.

However, many observers have noted that activity amongst all
animals is greater when the moon is full and that this one form
of hunting by moon phase — hunting during periods of full moon
— can yield excellent results.

In other words, if you’re aware of the phases of the moon,
you’re in a better position to anticipate the peak of animal
activity. The more active they are, the better your chances will
be of finding them.

Moon Phase Deer Hunting

Much of the research that has been done on this subject has
involved hunting deer, and many hunters swear that hunting by
moon phase is the only way to accurately predict deer activity.

But the moon doesn’t only have an impact on deer activity. The
various phases of the moon also seem to have a direct effect on
deer mating patterns, which in turn make them easier to locate.
It’s because of this that moon phase deer hunting — as it’s
becoming commonly known — is quickly gaining acceptance.

Being aware of when the breeding season begins helps to
determine travel patterns and areas of increased deer activity.
When the breeding season is at its peak, finding deer is easier
and finding more than one in a particular area more likely.

So what does this have to do with the moon? A female deer’s
reproductive cycle is influenced by the different phases of the
moon, and peaks in the three or four days surrounding the second
full moon after the autumnal equinox. When the does are in heat,
the bucks begin rubbing and scraping in an attempt to attract
them. If you know when the full moon occurs, you can be at the
right spot, at the right time, and have the best chance for
success, luring the bucks into your site.

By being aware of the different moon phases, deer hunting can be
far more successful. But not only that, it can also help you
figure out when not to hunt. You aren’t going to be successful
after the deer have mated and even the phase when the bucks are
chasing the does can be pretty fruitless.

By becoming familiar with these patterns and planning ahead,
hunting by moon phase will almost certainly lead to your best
hunting season ever.

David Rose is the creator of the popular moon software,
QuickPhase Pro, the fun and easy way to view the phases of the
moon. To learn more, visit

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