Archive for the ‘Clouds’ Category

My head in the clouds

It’s funny how sometimes when you just don’t have what you’re looking for, if you’re just patient, it will come to you. So this article today, entitled “Take time to look at the clouds“ by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger was definitely worth the wait. In fact, attached to the article was another article entitled “NASA wants people to look at the clouds“ again by Melissa Breyer. Add to the fact that I work in a rather tall building and that I get some amazing views of the clouds, of course I’m going to participate.

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Cloudy days

Now one of my favorite things to do on any given days, is to do watch the clouds go by. The fact that I work in a tall building, over looking the Mississippi river, makes it even more fun.

That’s what made reading this article, “Take time to look at the clouds” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, so much fun to read. Just yesterday I took this picture just after the rain cut short my son’s golf tournament, sponsored by St. Louis Arc.

Clouds

Also, if you get the chance, check out the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney over on the Cloud Appreciation Society’s website. A great read and one I realized I need to add to my  Green Reading list (which I just did).

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Fire clouds

So I recently wrote a post entitled Fire & science about the fires in California and mentioned a book I previously read entitled Fire Season by Philip Connors. Well, to follow that up, I recently came across this article entitled “Amid California Forest Fires, 3 Books Set Among Flames” by Concepcion De Leon in the New York Times that also suggested that book, along with two others. I think I need to add them to my must read list.

Now normally I only post one article but I also came across this article the other day on those California wildfires entitled “California’s wildfires are Spawning ‘Fire’ Clouds by Michael D’Estries over at the Mother Nature Network.

I may or may not have mentioned it before, but clouds are also one of my favorite topics. Which reminds me I need to look up that book I read on clouds several years ago, that first got me interested in them. I also just checked and found out that it’s not on my Green Reading List, so I need to add it. A librarian’s job is never done.

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Cloudy days

I admit, I love cloudy days. In particular, ones where it’s just partly cloudy. I love just looking at the different types of clouds and since I work up on the 22nd floor of my building, I get the chance to see some really great clouds.

As for those days with less or no clouds, well, this article and video say a lot. It’s entitled “Here’s why a less cloudy future is a big problem” b over at Grist. Some of pages from a book in the video reminded me of the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds by Gavin Pretor-Pinney and the Cloud Appreciation Society. Let’s just hope that clouds stay relevant.

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From ice to clouds

Speaking of maps, here’s an article I found on cloud maps. The article is entitled “New maps shed light on the secret lives of clouds over at the Grist and cross-posted from Climate Central. Gotta love those maps and those clouds.

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Cloudy days

Okay, so here in the Midwest or  St. Louis to be more precise, we’ve really had no snow to speak of. We’ve had lots of rain (though mostly just during a long weekend), around seven inches all told, a couple of weeks ago.

Now what we have had lots of and for what seems like forever, is clouds. To most of us, clouds are just those big white cotton balls that hang out in the sky and usually hold water in them.

We’ll apparently there’s more to them than meets the eye. Check out this article entitled “Antarctica’s clouds are a big mystery to climate scientists over at the Grist. Who knew?!

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Nighttime

As I was driving around tonight, there was a really nice view of some nighttime cumulus clouds heading east. I tried several times to take a picture of the evening sky and while it’s not a great picture, I was happy with it (see below).

NightTimeSky2

Nothing however, compared to the picture in the article that accompanies the article entitled “We’re Losing the Nighttime Sky” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. It’s time to take back our nighttime sky.

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