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Death from ‘Antifreeze’ in the Sky?

Posted by feww on January 6, 2011

Dead jackdaws fall from the Swedish sky

Hundreds of dead jackdaws have fallen from the sky in the town of Falkoeping, Sweden, the local media reported.

Officials have cited a number of reasons for the deaths including “disease or poisoning.”


Animal Rescue chief Christer Olofsson holds a dead jackdaws in Falkoeping, Sweden. Photo Credit: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

The report comes fast on the heels of a another incident on New Year’s Eve  in the town of Beebe, Arkansas, where thousands of blackbirds fell from the sky.

U-S scientists said the blackbirds in Arkansas may have been affected by the celebratory fireworks.  However, there were no reports of fireworks or storms in Falkoeping prior to the deaths.


One of more than a record 5,000 blackbirds that fell in the town of Beebe, Arkansas on the New Year’s Eve. Photo Credit: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

“The U.S. Geological Service’s website lists about 90 mass deaths of birds and other wildlife from June through Dec. 12. Five list deaths of at least 1,000 birds and another 12 show at least 500 dead birds.” LA Times reported.

Baffled?

“Hole Punch Clouds?”

Now see image below. The NASA caption reads:

Looking up on a chilly December morning in 2009, residents of rural West Virginia (southwest of Charleston) would have seen a halo of light bursting through the thin bank of clouds that hung overhead. The light was streaming through hole-punch clouds and canals, most likely created by passing airplanes. This image, taken by the Landsat-5 satellite on December 11, 2009, shows the unique conditions in which such holes form.

Hole Punch Clouds over West Virginia


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‘Antifreeze’ in the Sky?

The caption concludes

The surrounding cloud bank is made up of altocumulus clouds, sitting at an altitude of 2,000 to 7,000 meters (6,600 – 23,000 feet), where temperatures ranged between minus five and minus twenty degrees Celsius, according to radiosonde data taken nearby. Despite the chill, this image reveals that the clouds were made of water, not ice. [Emphasis added by FIRE-EARTH]

Full caption and reference available HERE.

Physics 101: Water freezes when cooled below 0°C (273.15K, 32°F) at standard atmospheric pressure, unless mixed with antifreeze.

See also

Second State Experiences Mass Bird Kill

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Queensland Flooding – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on January 6, 2011

Fitzroy Basin Flooding – Satellite Images


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Images of Fitzroy Basin rivers in Australia’s state of Queensland captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite.  Top image was taken on January 4, 2011 and the lower image on December 14, 2010. The contrast between the two images is striking. The true-color images were taken with infrared light to accentuate the presence of water on the ground.  Source: NASA-EO.


False-color image of Rockhampton and surrounding area acquired by ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite on January 5, 2011. The top image is a close-up. ” Vegetation is red. Clouds are light blue and cast shadows onto the land surface below. Buildings appear as isolated patches of gray-blue within the grid pattern of the city streets. Water, including floodwater, ranges in color from medium blue to light blue.” Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (6 MB, JPEG).


Heavy flooding
in Queensland is sending large volumes of turbid, nutrient-replete water toward Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is not good news for the already stressed ecosystem which needs — among other factors — clear water and low nutrient concentrations to thrive. The above plume from the Burdekin River was viewed by the Aqua-MODIS instrument on January 4, 2011. The broader version of the image shows similar outflow from other rivers in the region such as the Fitzroy farther south. Image and caption: NASA. Click image to enlarge.

FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FITZROY RIVER BASIN

IDQ20765 – Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology – Queensland
Issued at 7:02 AM on Thursday the 6th of January 2011 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.

Major flooding continues along the Dawson, Comet, Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers.

The Fitzroy River at Rockhampton has remained steady at about 9.15 metres overnight following yesterday’s peak of 9.2 metres.  Levels will fall very slowly on Thursday and Friday with very little change. Rockhampton river levels are expected to remain above 8.5 metres (major) until late next week.

CONNORS/ISAAC RIVER SYSTEM:
Moderate flooding continues to ease on the Isaac River at Yatton.

COMET RIVER:
Major flooding will continue to ease along the Comet River into the weekend.

MACKENZIE RIVER:
Moderate to major flooding is occurring along the Mackenzie River, where the main flood peak is now downstream of Tartrus. levels will fall gradually between the Comet confluence and Tartrus.

DAWSON RIVER:
Rainfall overnight is expected to lead to renewed rises along the Dawson River. Moderate flood levels are expected at Taroom during Friday extending to the Glebe area during the weekend. Downstream at Theodore, Moura and Baralaba, levels will continue to fall into the weekend before renewed rises and minor, possibly moderate flooding during next week but will remain well below the recent high level flood peaks.

Queensland Warnings Summary

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