I am teaching a few lectures of one of our introductory meteorology courses this semester. I have just finished three lectures and a tutorial exercise on fronts (interesting) and airmasses (dull, but you need them to understand fronts). The Met Office have recently made a new sort of current weather plot available which shows upContinue reading Fronts and Lidar
These two monsters are what is left of last spring’s purple sprouting broccoli crop. I have failed to get anything in the picture that provides a scale, but they are (my) chest height: so about 1.3m tall. Having been planted in 2013, the other plants did the usual thing earlier this year, producing a cropContinue reading A land of giants?
I spotted this nice example of a 22° halo on Sunday morning (5 Oct). I was driving along the A1 at the time, so I screeched to a halt at the first place I could park and grabbed a photograph. Not a very good photograph, unfortunately: it is taken with my mobile phone which doesn’t haveContinue reading 22° halo: storm coming soon.
I just got back from the 4th-year geophysics field course; as noted earlier, this was held at Montalivet-les-Bains, on the Atlantic coast of France, an hour’s drive North of Bordeaux. As usual, we ran the trip with staff and students from the Université de Paris Sud and the Universität Münster. Many thanks are due toContinue reading Sand, Sand, Sand …