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by Watsisname
15 Oct 2018 00:28
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 222
Views: 41159

Unusual weather

Very neat (and the bit about the runic calendar, too). :) Over here we call them  "Chinooks"  or Chinook winds, more common on the east side of the mountain ranges.  The world record for greatest change in temperature in a 24 hour period was due to such a wind in Montana on January 15, 197...
by Watsisname
14 Oct 2018 02:13
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1109
Views: 107678

Science and Astronomy Questions

Yeah, much of those eruptions were flood basalts and wouldn't count toward VEI.  There are similar flood basalts through huge parts of eastern Washington and Oregon -- (the  Columbia River Basalt Group ) -- which erupted an estimated 174,000km 3  of material about 15 million years ago.  (And it show...
by Watsisname
13 Oct 2018 19:03
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 740
Views: 97321

Totally off-topic thread

One more from inside the eye, including a great timelapse at the end where you can clearly see the eyewall rotating around. H-iRXYRRGXQ Besides in this hurricane, I don't think any such clear footage of the stadium effect from the ground exists.  Simply surreal and spectacular, like being inside the...
by Watsisname
12 Oct 2018 13:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1109
Views: 107678

Science and Astronomy Questions

Lavas are ejecta if they are explosively launched into the air (the general term then is tephra).  Otherwise fluid (effusive) lava eruptions are not ejecta -- I don't think it would make sense to count them towards an explosivity index.
by Watsisname
12 Oct 2018 03:38
Forum: Development
Topic: General 0.9.9.0 Discussion
Replies: 443
Views: 42170

General 0.9.9.0 Discussion

Lujo wrote:
Qr Bbpost Will 0.9.9.0 be depended on internet connection or that will be required in later versions?

Only for logging in.
by Watsisname
11 Oct 2018 19:47
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 740
Views: 97321

Totally off-topic thread

23487 but I fail to see the difference in the first satellite images The swath of brown from trees blown down or de-leafed: https://i.imgur.com/2bt5z5C.jpg Personally I had a hard time telling how much was storm damage vs. normal appearance, which was why I made the animated before/after gif to ser...
by Watsisname
11 Oct 2018 18:49
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 740
Views: 97321

Totally off-topic thread

Before and after comparison showing the scar left by Hurricane Michael where it impacted Florida (images from October 4th and October 11th by the MODIS|Terra satellite). https://i.imgur.com/Jd3Y5KB.gif The eye shortly before landfall: https://i.imgur.com/HEoCEZN.jpg Images and video from inside the ...
by Watsisname
11 Oct 2018 15:15
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1109
Views: 107678

Science and Astronomy Questions

23461 Are Martian volcanoes actually supervolcanoes? They are more closely related to Earth's shield volcanoes like Mauna Loa, than to supervolcanoes like Yellowstone.  Rather than erupting explosively, shield volcanoes are built up by eruptions of fluid lava.  The difference depends on the chemist...
by Watsisname
06 Oct 2018 18:57
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 372
Views: 39281

Science and Astronomy Videos

I was surprised by these numbers as well.  I did not expect that there would even be one detectable massive black hole merger event per decade, let alone many per year.  But I guess it's not really that the rate is high -- 1Gpc 3  is a huge volume of space containing a lot  of galaxies -- but that t...
by Watsisname
05 Oct 2018 23:20
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 276
Views: 47275

Show off your work

midtskogen wrote:
Qr Bbpost Winter is coming.

Image
I love how winter doesn't just move southward -- it also moves downward in elevation.  It's always there, if you go high enough.

Here it's hovering around 1800 meters, but marching lower every week. :)
by Watsisname
05 Oct 2018 22:23
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Space Art
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Space Art

That reminds me -- there was a project back in 2009 called "Experience The Planets", which was a set of 10 images of Solar System locations produced by various artists, and they were all pretty spectacular and came with a nice description of the scene.  Sadly the site has been taken down (...
by Watsisname
05 Oct 2018 11:52
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1109
Views: 107678

Science and Astronomy Questions

23257 Shedding light on whether dark matter could be explained by higher dimension geometry: In this case it is testing a model of dark energy rather than dark matter (specifically, whether accelerated expansion can be explained by how our space might be embedded in some higher dimensional geometry...
by Watsisname
04 Oct 2018 18:03
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 372
Views: 39281

Science and Astronomy Videos

23229 What are the chances of detecting gravitational waves from a supermassive BH merger within a lifetime? Quite good, actually!   The expectation is that LISA will be able to detect a few 10s or 100s of massive black hole coalescence events per year. Massive black hole binaries result from galax...
by Watsisname
03 Oct 2018 00:32
Forum: Development
Topic: General 0.9.9.0 Discussion
Replies: 443
Views: 42170

General 0.9.9.0 Discussion

I think there has been enough said on this subject here for now.  Thanks everyone for your input, but this is quite off-topic.  If MrNoOne wishes to say any more he is free to do so (and I will be moving the discussion to a more suitable place than this thread, which is really for discussion and que...
by Watsisname
01 Oct 2018 17:03
Forum: Development
Topic: General 0.9.9.0 Discussion
Replies: 443
Views: 42170

General 0.9.9.0 Discussion

23159 These forums are by far and away one of the most poisonous forums since.... well the Ubisoft forums i suppose!! lol. The moderators are arrogant, ignorant and utterly unhelpful 'Hitlers' I am surprised and sorry that you feel that way.  I have been with these forums for many years and feel th...
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