Archive for May, 2011

Photos from London, England

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Jack Williams and his wife, Darlene Shields, visited London, England, from April 25 through May 2, 2011 to be on hand for the Royal wedding and to enjoy the city. The photos here are some Jack took of people on walks around London. ... »

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Answers: heating, cooling degree days

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Q: Several years ago, you wrote a short article for USA TODAY about heating degree days. I have depended on that article, and its links, to monitor the heating and cooling degree days in my area.  Now, I cannot access this article any longer through a USA TODAY search and I'd really like to have access to it.  I would... »

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Answers: Hurricane rainbands

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Q: Cross-cut figures of hurricanes show a structure like a jelly roll turned on end and sliced through the middle.  Are these rings all connected in a continuous spiral or are they multiple rings? (I suspect they are continuous.) Also, how do they develop in the evolution of a hurricane? That is, why isn't the hurricane just a big homogeneous storm?... »

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