Monday, October 28, 2013

Storm St Jude batters the UK

The airmass RGB imagery shows a massive outbreak of cold air over the eastern Atlantic causing the strong development of a depression over western Europe, resulting in violent winds. In the imagery the white cold frontal cloud band of storm St Jude can be seen extending from south-western England across the Channel in to the Gulf of Biscay and beyond. The red colour in its rear marks a very strong intrusion of dry stratospheric air that gave rise to the heavy precipitation and winds where the cold front was passing.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

World GDP forecast, 2014

GDP forecasts for 2013 and 2014 by countries, according to IMF.
THE world economy will grow by 2.9% this year and 3.6% in 2014, according to the latest estimates from the IMF. (The Economist)
GDP % change in 2013 (click to enlarge)

GDP % change in 2014 (click to enlarge) 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What makes Britain's weather so distinctly variable?

According to BBC News Magazine, "Britain is under an area where five main air masses meet. An air mass is a large body of air that has similar temperature and moisture properties throughout.".

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