1km High Whirlwind above Bardabunga Volcano in Iceland

2 Interesting Volcanic Phenomena

Posted Thursday 11th of September 2014

Here’s a couple interesting links to some volcanic phenomena. Volcanic eruptions release a huge amount of energy and that energy can result in local scale weather systems being produced. First here’s a link to a Daily Mail article about a study by some scientists who’ve track a 1km high whirlwind above the Bardabunga volcano in…

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What are Red Sprites?

Posted Friday 5th of September 2014

Earlier today I posted a link to this image of a red sprite taken by Jacob Thompson in Illinois. My wife posted a response asking what a red sprite is. A red sprite is a rare type of electrical discharge that can occur above a large thunderstorm. They can take on a number of different…

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Russian Dashcams Again – Dashcam Records Tornado Passing Over

Updated Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Russia apparently has the largest per capita concentration of dashcams in the world. This video was recorded yesterday. It looks to me to around F1 or so on Fujita scale. It does a pretty good job of the roof but doesn’t move the car or knock down walls. Hopefully as dashcams become more common here…

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Want More Great Weathercams? Support the Australian Weathercam Network

Posted Sunday 10th of August 2014

Since 2006 Ben Quinn has built an amazing network of high quality weather webcams across Australia that has produced some amazing weather pictures. The network uses high quality still cameras to produce an image that is much better than the typical webcam image you see on the net. At night they take time exposures that…

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