Monday, November 1, 2010


Today the weather in north of Italy is very rainy.
Floods in Liguria, Tuscany and Veneto.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Admiral FitzRoy in 1805 published the first weather forecast the Times using only a barometer.

The man who invented the weather forecast, brought the first pages of the Times September 6 150 years ago and that the weather took his own life, was born into an elegant estate ampton Hall in Suffolk, July 5, 1805, eldest son of Lord Charles FitzRoy, the fourth successor of Charles II and Adviser to His Majesty.

His name was Robert FitzRoy and during the sixty years of his extraordinary life dedicated to science, God and adventure, after sailing from the Equator to Cape Horn, brought to Christianity three indigenous children saved in Tierra del Fuego and accompanied Charles Darwin on his journey to the roots of life, had tried to open the world to an amazing new horizon for this drawing upon himself the distrust immediate and fierce anger not only the Church of England, but also of the Royal Society the eternal and immanent suddenly agree, to an unbearable burden on the backs of any human being.

His crime? Having invented and imposed the word 'forecast' , in combination with the noun "weather" , in a vague sort of blasphemy, hurled all the certainties of the Victorian era. "The weather is not expected, it said." Suicide cost him a worthy burial, away from the pantheon of family and only now his mortal remains were brought together with those of loved ones in the church of the Virgin Mary in Northamptonshire in recognition of its' exceptional quality of navigator and scientist. "

Expert language, dance and fencing, which came to 12 years at the Royal Naval College and fervent religious practitioner, December 27, 1831 Admiral Robert FitzRoy part with its own crew to Terre del Fuego to the command of the Beagle. 26 years old and 74 crewmen on board. Among them a doctor, an artist, three officers and a naturalist named Charles Darwin. Between the two There's bad blood. "Darwin has a nose just too strong to resist this adventure," writes Fitzroy. Not enough of adventures past five years between earthquakes, hurricanes, escapes from the cannibals and some small local dictators, to build a friendship, because the admiral is convinced that the scientist's twenty-two studies could undermine confidence in the church of an entire nation.

The two roads diverge. FitzRoy becomes the first Conservative MP, then Governor of New Zealand, but its unfortunate insistence on the rights of Maori considered akin to irritate the White Queen, who calls him at home and assigned work apparently low profile. Puts it at the head of the meteorological service, a structure essentially nonexistent relegated to a small room equipped with an old table and lit by a window with an opaque glass, which should be limited to record variations in rainfall and winds. FitzRoy, became a member of the Royal Society for scientific merits after having invented a barometer which bears his name, does much more. Using the telegraph announced to the entire country the time it will ship within hours. Not enough to see, want to predict.

The project widens to involve the newspapers, but for what the spot is considered a fun game, a bold attempt, because of the inevitable mistakes that accompany a journey beginning, becomes for the public to experience halfway between the magic and sleight of hand, then an insult to human intelligence and divine, the latest attempt to discredit threatening science and faith in Christ. Distrust becomes hostile, the insults and compliments become FitzRoy can no longer walk the streets without being laughed at.

The illusion crashed with excruciating din of a myth collapsed, yet hated so much they would if they had not so blatantly loved. Falls into a deep depression.
A few days before taking his own life, Robert Fitzroy, the pioneer of meteorology and fellow traveler of the heretic Charles Darwin - scientist or demon? -, Writes to his wife. He says that watching the sky does not see clouds, but his eyes and mocking laughter echoing behind him. Feel overwhelmed by the wickedness of the world was his, his head explodes, the temples hurt. So on the morning of April 30, 1865, in a rainy day, choose to kill in a brutal manner, using a knife, as did the natives of Tierra del Fuego. Sitting at the window watching the trees lean bent by the wind and thrown to the ground after the barometer is cut throat.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere  for a future time and a given location. Human beings have attempted to predict the weather informally for millennia, and formally since at least the nineteenth century. Weather forecasts are made by collecting quantitative data about the current state of the atmosphere and using scientific understanding of atmospheric processes to project how the atmosphere will evolve.

Once an all-human endeavor based mainly upon changes in barometric pressure, current weather conditions, and sky condition, forecast models are now used to determine future conditions. Human input is still required to pick the best possible forecast model to base the forecast upon, which involves pattern recognition skills, teleconnections, knowledge of model performance, and knowledge of model biases. The chaotic nature of the atmosphere, the massive computational power required to solve the equations that describe the atmosphere, error involved in measuring the initial conditions, and an incomplete understanding of atmospheric processes mean that forecasts become less accurate as the difference in current time and the time for which the forecast is being made (the range of the forecast) increases. The use of ensembles and model consensus help narrow the error and pick the most likely outcome.

There are a variety of end uses to weather forecasts. Weather warnings are important forecasts because they are used to protect life and property. Forecasts based on temperature and precipitation are important to agriculture, and therefore to traders within commodity markets. Temperature forecasts are used by utility companies to estimate demand over coming days. On an everyday basis, people use weather forecasts to determine what to wear on a given day. Since outdoor activities are severely curtailed by heavy rain, snow and the wind chill, forecasts can be used to plan activities around these events, and to plan ahead and survive them.

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