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Anniversary of the eruption of Krakatoa

Today marks the anniversary of the Indonesian volcano, Krakatoa, which erupted catastrophically on August 27, 1883.  The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has a history of the event at http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/history/1883.shtml.  It is considered to be one of the most explosive eruptions in history and it is said that the shock waves in…
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Stunning satellite loop from Japan’s new weather satellite

The Japanese Meteorological Agency has a new weather satellite, the Himawari-8.  It has incredibly high resolution pictures in both space and time.  The CIMSS satellite blog (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center) has an example of the stunning images that…
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