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philip.brohan

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Logbooks and satellites
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:28:50 pm »
Nice video about how our work links up with modern measurements:

http://euronews.com/2013/04/25/when-weather-becomes-climate/


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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 10:45:03 pm »
I really enjoyed that Philip..it is a good explanation. Erm - hope you've thawed out!  Perhaps the Cutty Sark afforded a little too much weather that day...bbrrrrrr

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 12:03:58 am »
I really enjoyed that Philip..it is a good explanation. Erm - hope you've thawed out!  Perhaps the Cutty Sark afforded a little too much weather that day...bbrrrrrr

Wow!   We are part of history AND part of the Future AND a value to the Scientists!!! ;D  Who knew??!! :D

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 12:31:20 am »
Really good presentation - and you looked like you needed a warmer winter coat.  Take care of yourself.  :)

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 05:23:35 am »
I love the old barometer -

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 07:58:03 am »

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 08:55:44 am »
I love the old barometer -
I second that - and excellent video!

East India Company logs next then?  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 10:17:14 am »
I was absolutely freezing during that interview. I was sitting on the South Bank, in front of the Cutty Sark, for about an hour - in a steadily increasing rain of sleet. We had to stop every few seconds for the cameraman to clean his lens and for me to wipe the sleet off my face. I'm surprised that any of the footage ended up usable (though they did have to cut all my explicit oldWeather references).

It did make me think though - the Cutty Sark spent most of her time in warm waters, but the sailors on our Arctic voyages had routinely to cope with much worse conditions, and I doubt that their clothing was as good as my high-tech (if elderly) fleece. They must have been tough indeed.

The barometer is in the Met Office library here in Exeter, it's open to the public - come in and have a look if you're close enough.

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 03:17:54 pm »
Very good video, Philip.  8)

I was surprised that they had records going back to 1789. How reliable will the temperature and barometer data be?

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 11:02:05 pm »
I was absolutely freezing during that interview. I was sitting on the South Bank, in front of the Cutty Sark, for about an hour - in a steadily increasing rain of sleet. We had to stop every few seconds for the cameraman to clean his lens and for me to wipe the sleet off my face. I'm surprised that any of the footage ended up usable (though they did have to cut all my explicit oldWeather references).

It did make me think though - the Cutty Sark spent most of her time in warm waters, but the sailors on our Arctic voyages had routinely to cope with much worse conditions, and I doubt that their clothing was as good as my high-tech (if elderly) fleece. They must have been tough indeed.

The barometer is in the Met Office library here in Exeter, it's open to the public - come in and have a look if you're close enough.

Any chance that we will get some of the East Indiamen's logs to transcribe?

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 07:29:37 pm »
That would be fun - but I had the impression that the weather data had already been extracted from these logs?  Still, maybe someone somewhere would like the histories digitized?

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 08:23:38 pm »
As long as I don't have to do the inventory lists! ;D ;D ;D