[gardeners] Dust storms in Texas

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 11 Jan 2000 02:21:06 -0500

Allen -- Nasa has been forced to withdraw from producing a public
access to all the events both on the ground and in the heavens --
and I am devastated!  It was my most important daily info source...

So last night I went searching to see what kind of auxilliary web site
I could find, and came across NOAA, which tracks catastrophic weather 
events world wide.  They present us with satelite photos which take 
some time getting used to.

Today, for instance, they are tracking the Pacific cyclone called Balboa.
And I notice that they have a view (from the top, of course) of airborne
dust in Central Texas blown by strong Northwest winds behind a cold
frontal system.  If you are curious, the images can be brought on your 
screen as a Preview (500x500 pixels) or as a Standard (1024x1024). 
The URL is:  


Actually, I think you might start at their Home Page which is:


This is a service provided to the public by the Department of Commerce.

Be sure to lighten up your screen, in order to see the details.  And keep
in mind -- you will have to learn how to interpret what you are seeing,
their explanations. 

Penny, NY

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