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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BobClay, Jun 9, 2019.
Not currently needed in Woodseaves, it's piddling down. Bit of thunder in the distance too.
A very good worldwide weather site that gives you a wide range of views from winds to satellites. Just been using it to look at this TRS (TRS means Tropical Revolving Storm, but at sea we used to call them Tropical Revolting Storms .) These things can be the seeds of hurricanes.
If you go in on that site, and zoom into Stafford, (start thinking 'Rorschach' test) …. well … it looks a bit like YODA !!! … something this must mean … either that or this rum is better stuff than I thought it was.
Not a website, but an interesting Twitter thread.
A history lesson for people who think that history doesn't matter: What's the big deal about railroad tracks?
It never occurred to me that you had actually invented weather.
I have been experiencing weather since the 60's but you don't hear me preaching about it.
Wait a min you two , i need more tea and popcorn
Okies , carry on
Well … when I invented weather … is was because I couldn't go out as it was raining cats and dogs. First thing it seemed to me was change that to water. Then I got surrounded by priests on plinths wearing sandwich boards and beating drums about nothing in particular. I changed them into dull grey fog .. which of course they are to this day.
Then the Sun came out so I abandoned the rest of the project and went down the pub.
Good website to give a scale of our Solar System. You can scroll in and out, click on objects whose positions are shown in real time. Shown are some deep space probes and the Parker Solar Probe, now dancing back and forth and getting ever closer to the Sun. You can scroll out as far as a light year but it's pretty cold and lonely out there.
(Click on the little solar system icon at the top. The whole site is typically spectacular as you'd expect from NASA.)
It never occurred to me that you had actually invented the Solar System. That until you came along nobody had ever seen one, let alone lived in one...
Not very interesting really, but you might like to think up the answers you are going to give on the 2021 census form you will be receiving in two years time. It is the "Complete form" on this very informative web site.
A variety of sites for people who like maps
Sightings of hedgehogs appear on https://bighedgehogmap.org/ but it is slow to load. The Magic Map has all sorts of wildlife and other countryside stuff available https://magic.defra.gov.uk/MagicMap.aspx and the biodiversity map is so large that you have to search by area and species https://nbnatlas.org/
The ground beneath your feet is displayed at http://mapapps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyofbritain/home.html and you can look at 3D models borehole scans and an earthquake timeline.
Worried about meteor strikes? Try https://worldwidemeteoritemaps.blogspot.com/2013/07/united-kingdom-meteorites-map.html However if you're thinking of moving to the coast then have a look at http://flood.firetree.net/ try playing with different sea level rises. It may have been worse in the past though. https://saxonhistory.co.uk/Location_Sea_Levels_wash.php The Saxon History site also has maps of Roman roads, Saxon villages, the Battle of Hastings and much more https://saxonhistory.co.uk/
Raildar gives you a real time map of trains in the UK plus things like departure boards, delays etc. https://raildar.co.uk
Flight Radar provides a real time map for air traffic over the UK. https://www.flightradar24.com/
Traffic delays appear on https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Traffic and https://one.network/ shows live incidents & roadworks.
Population density https://a.plumplot.co.uk/?tab=population_density_map_m&pc=4 the homepage gives access to a variety of other maps (average age and total population the most interesting, crime & property prices maps require you to open an account.
Datashine is a bit odd, it shows the average health of your street. https://datashine.org.uk I think it might be derived from a 2011 census question. Explore the site and it shows all sorts of other statistics. https://ukdataexplorer.com/ shows some of the same information but is now largely mothballed
Another good site for weather geeks. Displays all the weather obs sites, (including ships) right across the world. You can zoom in and see what's happening. There's even one on the North end of Greenland (currently at -23C which is a tad nippy.) You shouldn't use this site if you're not wearing your Wx Anoraks.
Proceed with care, maybe. Android app and means of running it on PCs
Another good SDR site which since it's situated in California gives you some serious coverage of the Pacific for HF (short wave.) It's a bit over colourful … but, well, it is California. (Hey maaaaan … far out maaan.)
Saw this website posted on Stafford remembered. It's a side by side comparison of a modern aerial photo and maps, old and new which you can choose and zoom right in. I found it really useful for plotting the route of the old Clog and Knocker railway line from Stafford to Uttoxeter. Covers all of the mainland UK.
One for Gramaisc …. startling SDR site up near Malin !!! … startling insomuch as the waterfall is on a par with Niagara !!!
One of two counties in the 26 that I've never set foot in.
Where are all the likes?