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Crazy Inversion

January 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

A very strong inversion has set up over Fairbanks. After having my boiler go out a couple times this week (due to cold heating oil), I have given some (passing) thought to selling my house and moving up into the hills. The weather station near Smith Lake is showing a 8.5C (~13F) difference between the […]

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Tags: Fairbanks · weather

High latitude images

September 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

Sebastian has been up on Svalbard virtually all summer working on his PhD research.  This week, he sent back a few images taken with his thermal infrared camera.  No need to describe how these came about, I just think they are pretty fun to look at. The light colors on the reindeer are the only […]

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Tags: AWI · Friends · weather

In like a lion and out like a lamb ??

March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

Isn’t the month of March saying ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb?’ March arrived this past weekend with a very strong storm sweeping across central Europe, killing some 14 people. Most of the severe damage and accidents took place south of Potsdam. However, there were still a fair amount of broken branches lying […]

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Tags: Germany · politics · Potsdam · weather

Icefog explained

February 12th, 2008 · Comments Off

Alaska is beginning to recover after being engulfed in the coldest temperatures recorded since 2000. In these extremely cold temperatures (starting around -40°F/C), “icefog” begins to develop. Ed has a nice post explaining icefog, what it is, how it develops, etc. It is good having friends in the weather service (that are fascinated by cold […]

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Tags: weather

New Life in the Wohnung

January 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

A couple weeks ago, Konstanze (friend/co-worker at AWI) brought me a new plant for my Wohnung (apartment). I have been talking about getting one for a while now, but I have resisted as I have never been so good with keeping these things alive. Anyway, I am happy to report that not only is the […]

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Tags: Life · Potsdam · weather

Getting soft ….

January 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

So I am VERY cold. It has been cold here since New Year’s Day when it started raining snow. Since that time, the temperatures have dropped and the wind has picked up. A very damp, windy, cut through your clothes sort of cold here. While the temperature was only -4°C, with the wind chill it […]

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Tags: Germany · Potsdam · weather