An aerodynamic wind tunnel was installed at the base of the Eiffel tower in 1909. The tunnel was used to carryout out thousands of tests, including those on Wright Brothers airplanes and Porsche automobiles. The tower had a laboratory used by scientists to study meteorology, physiology. history.com/news/10-thing…
In Germany you can name a cyclone or anticyclone for a donation to meteorology, which is why they call the current European windstorm "Sabine" rather than "Ciara" met.fu-berlin.de/adopt-a-…
In 1955, June Bacon-Bercey became the first African-American woman to receive a degree in meteorology; she went on to become America’s first female TV meteorologist. accuweather.com/en/weathe…
Charles Darwin's cousin invented the dog whistle, meteorology, forensic fingerprinting, mathematical correlation, the concept of "eugenics" and "nature vs nurture", and the concept of inherited intelligence, with an estimated IQ of 200. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Charles Darwin's cousin Francis Galton invented the dog whistle, meteorology, forensic fingerprinting and mathematical correlation. He also suggested that principles of animal breeding could be applied to humans, coined the word 'eugenics', and came up with the 'nature vs nurture' idea. www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.…
A sun dog or mock sun, formally called a parhelion (plural parhelia) in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the Sun. Two sun dogs often flank the Sun within a 22Β° halo. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Captain Fitzroy of the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin’s famous ship, invented modern weather forecasting and meteorology. faena.com/aleph/articles/…
Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, described by Darwin as the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived", not only was the first to propose S. America & Africa were once joined, but also discovered 1000s of new species and laid the groundwork for modern geology and meteorology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Jeffrey Skilling, the younger brother of Tom Skilling, of Chicagoland's WGN-TV Meteorology fame, was the former CEO of Enron and was indicted on 35 counts of fraud, insider trading, and other crimes related to the Enron scandal. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffre…
In meteorology, the term "partly cloudy" and "partly sunny" are often misused. "Partly cloudy" means a more sunny day than "partly sunny" wiki.wunderground.com/ind…
Cloud formations were categorised and named by pharmacist Luke Howard, thus originating nephology and helping for a better understanding of meteorology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luk…
Computers intended for "medicine, geophysics and meteorology" were used to make Pocahontas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pix…
Weather radar, as we know it today, was discovered not invented; a result of WWII soldiers unable to see enemy targets. Post-war surplus of radar equipment was then used for meteorology purposes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Meteorology has different seasonal demarcation dates than the standard calendar. Happy First Day of Meteorological Spring! wiki.answers.com/Q/What_i…
Sir Francis Galton, father of meteorology, a pioneer in Eugenics and the person credited with coining the term, was Charles Darwin's half-cousin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Today I learned that in the whole world, only the US Weather Service and the German Institute of Meteorology get to officially name vortices/storms. met.fu-berlin.de/adopt-a-…
The last German troops to surrender after World War II were a group of soldiers stationed at a meteorological station on Svalbard. They lost radio contact in May 1945 and were unable to radio for support until August 1945. They were picked up by Norwegian seal hunters on September 4. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Today I learned about rain of animals, a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals fall from the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
In May 1981 the citizens of Naphlion, Greece awoke to find small green frogs falling from the sky. The Greek Meteorological Institute surmised they were picked up by a very strong wind since the frog species was native to North Africa. newtimes.co.rw/section/re…
The unit of measuring cloud cover is called an Okta, and goes from 0 (not a cloud in the sky) to 9 (sky obscured by fog or other meteorological phenomena) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okt…
The Veery, a small bird in the Thrush family, is better at predicting upcoming Atlantic hurricane seasons than our best meteorological models. audubon.org/news/are-thes…
The explosion of Krakatoa in Indonesia (535 AD) was felt around the world due to meteorological changes. A historian from the Byzantine Empire even cited that β€œthe sun gave forth its light without brightness.” nature.com/articles/news.…
Veerys can predict how bad a hurricane season will be more accurately than meteorological models. And they can do it months in advance. blog.nature.org/science/2…
Alfred Wegener, the man who originally came up with continental drift theory, went on to die in a winter expedition in Greenland to measure meteorological events. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The national meteorological service of Italy is one of the last national meteorological service which is still within the armed forces en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals fall from the sky. It is now accepted that there is only co-incidental association between animals perceived to be falling from the sky and meteorological or earthquake related phenomena. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Today I learned about Benito ViΓ±es, a Jesuit priest who established the first Atlantic hurricane warning service in the early 1870s. As director of the Meteorological Observatory of the Royal College of BelΓ©n, he created a network of observation sites to track clouds that progress well in advance of hurricanes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The "Tower of the Winds" (in Athens) is considered to be the first ever meteorological station. It features eight sundials, a water clock and a wind vane en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tow…
The meteorological phenomenon that causes rain to fall on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall is called the β€˜Brown Willy Effect’ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Met Γ‰ireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, supplied the Allies with weather information despite Ireland's neutrality in the Second World War. The decision to go ahead with the D-day landings was made following a favourable weather report from them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The UK Met (Meteorological) Office was founded by Charles’ Darwin’s Captain, Robert Fitzroy. He reinvented it as a weather prediction office, to warn sailors of bad weather at sea. It proved to be a controversial venture in its time, and the pressure of it drove Fitzroy to suicide. historytoday.com/history-…
North America follows astronomical seasons (determined by the equinoxes and solstices) as opposed to the meteorological seasons of Australia which begin on the 1st of the month, delineated by the annual temperature cycle, with the coldest months being winter (June, July, Aug). ncdc.noaa.gov/news/meteor…
Today I learned of "Yellow Dust Season", A meteorological event where each spring, dust is whipped into the atmosphere by storms in the Gobi desert. The dust travels across China, picking up pollutants (heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, fungi, pesticides, carcinogens) then is deposited on the Korean Peninsula. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
In 2005 the World Meteorological Organization ran our of hurricane names, and had to resort to using the Greek Alphabet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of Medicanes (Mediterranean hurricanes) a rare meteorological phenomena observed in the Mediterranean Sea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
In 1961 Dan Rather was responsible for the first-ever display of a meteorological surveillance radar on television. It may have helped convince an estimated 350,000 people to evacuate their homes from the path of Hurricane Carla. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Animal Rain is an actual meteorological phenomenon, documented cases of which include; fish, frogs, snakes, and spiders falling from the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Weather manupulation during the Vietnam War was the first confirmed use of meteorological warfare nytimes.com/1972/07/03/ar…
11 Nazi technicians went to a remote island off the coast of Norway to establish a meteorological station. They became stranded & received word that the war ended, but lost all contact. It was not until September 1945 were they rescued and became the last armed Nazis to surrender during WWII. history.com/news/history-…
Today I learned about Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT) - a team of skilled fighters in top physical condition who interpret meteorological data, often in hostile territory, and deliver crucial information to air and ground forces. history.com/news/6-things…
The US Air Force has 'Special Operations Weather Technicians' tasked with performing meteorological research from inside enemy territory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
There is a rare meteorological phenomenon that causes animals such as fish, crabs, worms, etc to fall from the sky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
The first intentional meteorological flight into a hurricane started with a bet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
The World Meteorological classifies clouds according to 10 types; each with its own official symbol. visualdictionaryonline.co…
Raining animals is, historically, a relatively common meteorological phenomenon wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainin…
In the late 19th century, the British tried to build their own Eiffel Tower. London nearly got a 1,200-foot steel monument. The tower would include "restaurants, shops, promenades, Turkish baths, a theater, a meteorological office, a sanatorium, a science lab and, on top, an observatory." citylab.com/design/2015/0…
A firestorms are massive fires able to reach a meteorological scale en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
There is a rare meteorological phenomena known as a 'pneumonia front' which can cause temperatures to drop drastically in the span of a few minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pne…
Prior to the First Crusade, a group of minor knights and peasants (including women and children) embarked on a crusade of their own, spurred on by meteorological occurrences, and proceeded to slaughter Jews on their way to the Holy Land. When met with a real army, they were nearly wiped out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peo…
Flightless animals including fish have been known to "rain" from the sky in a rare meteorological phenomenon called raining animals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
Today I learned of the ValparaΓ­so earthquake in Chile which occurred in 1906 killing 3,886 people. It was predicted one week earlier by Chile's Army Meteorological Office. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/190…

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