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  • Florence predicted to briefly reach Cat 3 strength

    09/06/2006 2:32:29 PM PDT · by stm · 2 replies · 256+ views
  • Atlantic SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT

    06/27/2006 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Ingtar · 150 replies · 3,004+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 6/27/2006 | FORECASTER STEWART
    000 WONT41 KNHC 271133 DSAAT SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 730 AM EDT TUE JUN 27 2006 Satellite and radar information indicate that a small low pressure system could be forming about 140 miles south of cape fear North Carolina. This system has the potential to develop into a tropical depression at any time as it moves north to north-northeastward at 15 to 20 mph. an air force reserve reconnaissance aircraft will investigate the system later this morning to determine if a closed circulation exists at the surface. Residents along the North Carolina coast should...
  • Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900

    04/04/2006 9:34:55 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 9 replies · 607+ views
    This hurricane is much worse than Katrina in terms of loss of life. Hot dry Saharan air mixes with warm moist air of the jungles of Africa interact sometimes in mid-August, which a cluster of thunderstorms forms and moves off to the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of western Africa. This cluster of thunderstorm of persisted over the open water. Most of the thunderstorms, which are tropical waves or easterly waves fade away harmlessly. However this one did not die out. The tropical wave gains strength and becomes a tropical depression and tropical storm. Then this storm makes landfall over...
  • The passing of a friend

    04/03/2006 1:37:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 720+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Reflecting on his childhood, Brigadier General Dean Carlton DuBois, Sr. recalled his mother’s quip: “You look like you’re full of enthusiastics.” Though he remembered the phrase as awkwardly charming, it would define his character, even in the darkest days prior to his death.
  • Threat of Major Hurricane Strike Grows for Northeast

    03/21/2006 7:12:49 AM PST · by george76 · 124 replies · 2,629+ views
    AccuWeather...Hurricane Center ^ | March 20, 2006 | Joe Bastardi
    "Weather Disaster of Historic Proportions" Could Strike as Early as This Year... The northeast U.S. coast could be the target of a major hurricane, perhaps as early as this season, according to research announced today by the AccuWeather... Hurricane Center. "The Northeast is staring down the barrel of a gun," said Joe Bastardi, Chief Forecaster... "The Northeast coast is long overdue for a powerful hurricane...not a question of if but when." ... "If you examine past weather cycles that have occurred in the Atlantic, you will see patterns of storms," added Ken Reeves, Expert Senior Meteorologist and Director of Forecasting...
  • First Americans May Have Been European

    02/19/2006 9:08:52 PM PST · by anymouse · 133 replies · 3,061+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 2/19/06 | Bjorn Carey
    ST. LOUIS—The first humans to spread across North America may have been seal hunters from France and Spain. This runs counter to the long-held belief that the first human entry into the Americas was a crossing of a land-ice bridge that spanned the Bering Strait about 13,500 years ago. The new thinking was outlined here Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The tools don’t match Recent studies have suggested that the glaciers that helped form the bridge connecting Siberia and Alaska began receding around 17,000 to 13,000 years ago, leaving very little...
  • FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2006

    12/06/2005 7:05:31 AM PST · by Strategerist · 15 replies · 659+ views
    Colorado State University ^ | December 6, 2005 | Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray
    ABSTRACT Information obtained through November 2005 indicates that the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season will be much more active than the average 1950-2000 season. We estimate that 2006 will have about 9 hurricanes (average is 5.9), 17 named storms (average is 9.6), 85 named storm days (average is 49.1), 45 hurricane days (average is 24.5), 5 intense (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes (average is 2.3) and 13 intense hurricane days (average is 5.0). The probability of U.S. major hurricane landfall is estimated to be about 55 percent above the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2006 to...
  • US-EU reach tentative deal on "open skies" pact

    11/18/2005 5:12:28 PM PST · by cope85 · 3 replies · 349+ views
    news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 11/18/05 | Jeff Mason and John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union reached a tentative deal on Friday to dramatically expand aviation service and boost competition on both sides of the Atlantic. Negotiators made substantial progress in the State Department-led talks this week on the breakthrough agreement, which must be reviewed by EU transport ministers, who will meet next month. Europe is conditioning approval on a crucial side issue -- the U.S. proposal to ease some limits on foreign investment in American carriers. European negotiators first want to ensure the Transportation Department plan is finalized and that it would facilitate greater investment...
  • ATLANTIC TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT (has become Tropical depression #27)

    11/13/2005 5:54:33 PM PST · by varina davis · 60 replies · 2,103+ views
    NOAA ^ | Nov. 13, 2005 | National Hurricane Center
    Atlantic SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL -- 800 PM EST SUN NOV 13 2005 SATELLITE IMAGERY... RADAR DATA... AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THE LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ABOUT 85 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF ST. LUCIA HAS BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED THIS EVENING. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED NEAR AND JUST TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER... AND ST. LUCIA REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 33 MPH DURING THE PAST HOUR. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE ALSO GRADUALLY BECOMING A LITTLE MORE FAVORABLE. IF THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP CLOSER TO THE...
  • Atlantic SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT

    09/29/2005 12:34:57 PM PDT · by varina davis · 78 replies · 2,277+ views
    NOAA ^ | Sept. 29, 2005 | National Hurricane Center
    Atlantic SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 310 PM EDT THU SEP 29 2005 DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INVESTIGATING THE AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER LOCATED BETWEEN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND HONDURAS INDICATE THAT THE SYSTEM REMAINS DISORGANIZED AND THAT A TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS NOT FORMED. A LARGE AREA OF LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WITH A MINIMUM PRESSURE OF 1009 MB ...OR 29.80 INCHES... WAS DETECTED ABOUT 170 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND. HOWEVER... THERE IS NO THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY COLLOCATED WITH THE AREA OF LOWEST PRESSURE. UPPER-LEVEL...
  • Going Dangerously Astray

    09/20/2005 9:32:51 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 11 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | September 20, 2005 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    This month, Russia lost two jet fighters during military exercises that simulated a major war with NATO. A naval task force was deployed in the North Atlantic on a mission to intercept and destroy U.S. reinforcements heading to the European theater of war. During exercises on Sept. 5, a Su-33 jet fighter fell off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov during landing and sank. The pilot ejected and was rescued. Then on Thursday, seven Air Force jet fighters were sent from the St. Petersburg area to fly over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea to Kaliningrad....
  • U.S. diverting strategic nuke subs to Pacific to keep China in check (China & NK saddened)

    09/05/2005 6:58:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 852+ views
    Kyodo ^ | 09/05/05
    Monday September 5, 6:35 PM U.S. diverting strategic nuke subs to Pacific to keep China in check(Kyodo) _ The United States is strengthening its strategic nuclear capacity in the Pacific by diverting its strategic nuclear submarines from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and upgrading nuclear warheads, in an apparent move to keep China and North Korea in check, U.S. Congress sources and nuclear experts said Sunday. The change in balance of the submarine fleet reflects a shift in the U.S. nuclear deployment strategy away from competing with Cold War rival Russia to demonstrating deterrence against China over flash...
  • ATLANTIC SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT (Florida possibly at risk again)

    07/21/2005 12:04:17 PM PDT · by varina davis · 126 replies · 3,013+ views
    NOAA ^ | July 21, 2005 | National Hurricane Center
    Atlantic SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 227 PM EDT THU JUL 21 2005 A SHIP IN THE VICINITY OF THE STRONG TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS HAS RECENTLY ESTIMATED WINDS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE. SATELLITE IMAGERY AND RADAR DATA FROM THE BAHAMAS INDICATE THIS SYSTEM HAS CONTINUED TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED TODAY. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS CURRENTLY ENROUTE TO DETERMINE IF A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR A TROPICAL STORM HAS DEVELOPED. FORECASTER STEWART/AVILA
  • Tropical Storm Emily

    07/10/2005 8:02:57 PM PDT · by varina davis · 451 replies · 8,306+ views
    NOAA ^ | July 10, 2005 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 11 PM AST SUN JUL 10 2005 ...FIFTH TROPICAL DEPRESSION OF THE SEASON DEVELOPS OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN... AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 42.9 WEST OR ABOUT 1280 MILES...2055 KM... EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR... AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH... 45 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS...
  • Europe in crisis after Dutch, French reject treaty

    06/01/2005 5:04:40 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 36 replies · 1,188+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Reuters
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The European Union was in disarray on Thursday after the Netherlands followed France in resoundingly rejecting the bloc's new constitution, possibly stalling future expansion and disrupting decision making. The rejection of the charter by two of the six countries that founded the bloc in the 1950s could deal a fatal blow to a treaty designed to make the EU run more smoothly following its enlargement from 15 to 25 states last year. The votes also cast doubt on the EU's hopes for a stronger foreign policy and its plans to expand further to the western Balkans, Turkey...
  • Concert-Goers Span The Generation Gap And The Atlantic For Sell-Out Reunion (Cream)

    05/02/2005 6:29:50 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 858+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-3-2005 | Richard Alleyne/Helen Johnstone
    Concert-goers span the generation gap and the Atlantic for sell-out reunion By Richard Alleyne and Helen Johnstone (Filed: 03/05/2005) They were one of the biggest groups in the Sixties. Now they are the biggest group in their sixties. Cream, the world's first "supergroup", who introduced the public to long guitar and drum solos, reformed last night after 36 years and showed, if anything, that they are more popular than ever. Cream: older, wiser and drink-and-drugs-free The band - guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bass player Jack Bruce - sold out their four performances at the Royal Albert Hall...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 64 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • Spanish investigators have discovered Atlantis's archaeological evidences...

    11/25/2004 6:49:34 PM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 38 replies · 12,309+ views
    Atlantis News's Agency (C.O.S.S.) ^ | 11-25-2004 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Spanish investigators have discovered Atlantis's archaeological evidences... Atlantis = Iberia. Atlantis in Gibraltar and Ibero-Morrocian. The Georgeo's theories (I Part) Extracts the Georgeo's theories an hipotesis. (Forum Atlantis-Rising 2001-2004)Official website of the Georgeos's tehories (in spanish)http://Atlantis.sitio.nethttp://Atlantis.miarroba.comhttp://Georgeos-Diaz.sitio.net Spanish investigators have discovered archaeological evidences underneath the sea, near the coasts of Gibraltar, that could belong to the Atlantic civilization described by Plato with the name of Atlantis and that the Greek philosopher located exactly in front of the Columns of Hercules (Straits of Gibraltar), next to the region of Gadeira (Cadiz, Andalusia) and of the Atlas (Morocco). The first findings were...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Liberty and Victory Ships (1941-1945) - Nov. 18th, 2004

    11/17/2004 11:52:02 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 150 replies · 4,457+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Isadore Stessel - US Navy Blimp K-74 (7/18/1943) - Oct. 20th, 2004

    10/19/2004 10:28:37 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 76 replies · 4,132+ views
    www.goldcoast-railroad.org ^ | March-April, 1997 | YNC Anthony Attwood - Naval Aviation News
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. Welcome to "Warrior Wednesday" Where the Freeper Foxhole introduces a different...
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Terms of Estrangement (Special NBC report on european relations)

    01/25/2004 8:09:51 PM PST · by pcx99 · 4 replies · 144+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Spcial Feature
    MSNBC is hosting a special section detailing the state of the trans-atlantic relationship with Europe. You might want to keep in mind that MSNBC's politics are decidely left (as their association with Slate and Newsweek clearly show) so a few grains of salt will be needed to work through to any useful information. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4018464/
  • BULLETIN: TROPICAL STORM PETER FORMS IN E. ATLANTIC (RARE -- NO ATLANTIC TROPICAL STORMS SINCE 1887)

    12/09/2003 6:43:23 AM PST · by varina davis · 7 replies · 231+ views
    National Hurricane Center, Miami ^ | Dec. 9, 2003 | National Hurricane Center, Miami
    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM PETER ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 10 AM EST TUE DEC 09 2003 ...AND YET ANOTHER TROPICAL STORM... SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THE GALE CENTER IN THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC HAS ACQUIRED TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND IS NOW TROPICAL STORM PETER...THE 16TH NAMED STORM OF THE 2003 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON. OFFICIAL RECORDS INDICATE THAT THE LAST TIME THERE WERE TWO TROPICAL CYCLONES OF AT LEAST TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH IN DECEMBER WAS 1887. AT 10 AM EST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM PETER WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 37.0 WEST OR ABOUT 800 MILES...1290 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST...
  • The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco. The Expedition Revealing discoveries.

    10/30/2003 12:36:28 PM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 20 replies · 16,570+ views
    The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco Revealing discoveries  Expedition: "The Ibero-Marroqui Atlantis '"   By Maria Fdez-Valmayor  A Scientific Expedition has started off at the end of this summer for the area of the Straits of Gibraltar in search of possible ruins of the well-known civilization like Atlantis by Plato. According to the project? Atlantis Ibero-Moroccan, between the coasts of southwest of the Iberian Peninsula and the northwest of Africa evidences of cities or submerged coastal villages of the Age of the Bronze would have to be, that could belong to the Island or Peninsula of Atlantis. The expedition...
  • Plane with nine on board disappears over Atlantic

    09/11/2003 6:50:39 PM PDT · by yonif · 19 replies · 230+ views
    The NZ Herald ^ | 12.09.2003 12.27 pm | Reuters
    LISBON - A private plane with nine people on board disappeared shortly after take off from the Portuguese island of Madeira for Malaga, Spain, an airport official said early on Friday. The twin-engine Beechcraft lost radar contact after taking off at 9.53pm (8.53am NZT) from the Funchal airport on Madeira, about 600km west of Morocco, the official said. The US-registered plane was carrying a British pilot and eight Spanish passengers. The weather was clear. Rescue teams searching the Atlantic Ocean off Funchal have found no trace of the plane or its passengers.
  • A Flight of Transatlantic Fancy

    08/14/2003 8:43:17 PM PDT · by ItsTheMediaStupid · 5 replies · 256+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2003 | William Wan
    A Flight of Transatlantic Fancy Silver Spring Man Achieves Dream With First Model Plane Trip Across Ocean By William Wan Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 14, 2003; Page B03 An 11-pound airplane crossed the Atlantic this weekend and flew into history. It carried no passengers and no cargo -- except for the 20-year-old dream of a retired engineer from Silver Spring.
  • Shivering in the Surf Atlantic's Sudden Temperature Dive A Midsummer Mystery for Scientists

    08/07/2003 11:39:30 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 71 replies · 484+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 7, 2003 | John F. Kelly
    "During [most of] July, our water temperatures were, I would say, right around normal," said Capt. Butch Arbin, head of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. That's in the low 70s. About two weeks ago, he said, "there was a tremendous change in temperature, [dropping] as much as 10 degrees overnight." The unseasonable chill started easing this week, but beachgoers from as far afield as Virginia Beach, Nags Head, N.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Daytona Beach, Fla., have been curious about the precipitous drop. So many people have contacted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that William Tseng, an oceanographer at...
  • TROPICAL STORM ANA LIVE THREAD!

    04/22/2003 1:15:35 PM PDT · by dufekin · 37 replies · 357+ views
    National Hurricane Center; others ^ | 20 April 2003 and later | AVILA, BEVEN, FRANKLIN, LAWRENCE, PASCH, STEWART, ET AL.
    This is the first-ever April tropical storm. Records commenced in 1851. Post news articles, NHC bulletins, watches, warnings, hype, and speculation here. At this point, forecasts indicate that it will head east over the tropical Atlantic. Tropical storms rarely form in this part of the ocean even in the early season, which begins 1 June.
  • Precious Metals Mountain Lies Under Atlantic

    01/30/2003 3:35:11 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 632+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-30-2003
    Precious metals mountain lies under Atlantic A 500ft wide buried mountain of gold, silver and other valuable metals has been found two and a half miles beneath the middle of the Atlantic. The mound, compared in size and shape to the Houston Astrodome in Texas, is said to be just one example of the riches to be found around volcanic vents on the sea floor. Marine geologist Dr Peter Rona, from Rutgers State University in New Jersey, who made the discovery, said: "At least 50,000 years in the making, the mound is composed largely of combinations of the metals copper,...
  • Concorde hit by engine drama

    11/05/2002 12:12:06 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 260+ views
    BBC ^ | November 5, 2002
    Panic broke out among passengers on board an Air France Concorde flight when engine trouble caused the plane to drop thousands of metres. Air France told BBC News Online the plane, which was flying from New York to Paris, dropped to subsonic speed and reduced altitude by 7,000 metres (22,000 feet). Passengers on the plane said the speed of the descent sent crockery smashing in the aisles. The incident came nearly two-and-a-half years after the crash of an Air France Concorde as it took off in Paris. All 109 people on board and four people on the ground died....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 8-19-02

    08/18/2002 11:21:10 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 244+ views
    NASA ^ | 8-19-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 August 19 Roque de los Muchachos Observatory Credit: Nik Szymanek (ING), IAC, ENO Explanation: Above the clouds, atop an island off the coast of Africa, a group of cutting-edge telescopes inspects the universe. Pictured above are telescopes at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands, Spain. The site is one of the premier observing locations on Earth. The telescopes pictured are,...
  • BULLETIN: TROPICAL DEPRESSION 3 ADVISORY

    08/05/2002 3:33:06 PM PDT · by varina davis · 18 replies · 349+ views
    National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center ^ | August 5, 2002 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL 5 PM EDT MON AUG 05 2002 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE FORMS SOUTHEAST OF THE CAROLINAS... NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LAND... AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 76.9 WEST OR ABOUT 155 MILES...250 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-SOUTHEAST NEAR 6 MPH... 9 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HR. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT...
  • 'Atlantic' sales soar, thanks to WTC story

    08/05/2002 8:15:53 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 10 replies · 181+ views
    USA Today (Media Mix) | 8-5-02 | Peter Johnson
    USA Today—Media Mix—Peter Johnson08/05/2002 'Atlantic' sales soar, thanks to WTC storyThe Atlantic Monthly has never been a big newsstand seller."We're a niche audience, no matter what we have on the cover. We're not a Newsweek," says Paul Unglaub, Monthly's circulation manager.But there have been several notable exceptions when newsstand sales soared, and the current July/August issue — featuring the first of William Langewiesche's three-part, behind-the-scenes report from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center — appears to be one of them. Langewiesche obtained unprecedented access to the site and shadowed police, firefighters and engineers to record their stories.Newsstands around the...
  • Lindbergh's Grandson Arrives in France After Repeat of Historic 1927 Solo Flight

    05/02/2002 6:23:49 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 32 replies · 358+ views
    AP ^ | 5-2-02 | Pamela Sampson
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Erik Lindbergh, two generations later, replicated his grandfather's groundbreaking 1927 solo Atlantic air crossing, landing in Paris on Thursday in half the time it took the aviation pioneer to make the historic journey. Lindbergh's Lancair Columbia 300 - dubbed the New Spirit of St. Louis - landed at Le Bourget airport outside Paris shortly before 11:30 a.m., 17 hours after taking off from Farmingdale, N.Y. Visibly fatigued, wearing his blue pilot's jumpsuit, Lindbergh addressed his sponsors and about 100 reporters who met him at the small airport. "It was an amazing time, 1927, and I...