The Bureau has called the low-pressure system off the northeast of Australia as a category two cyclone. Local weather reports are warning: “Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal … [Read more...] about At Last, A Cyclone
When measurements don't matter... a YouTube by Calem Smith explaining how the Bureau of Meteorology grossly misrepresented the strength of Tropical Cyclone Marcia. http://youtu.be/YcyRj6oyGLc … [Read more...] about When Measurements Don’t Matter: Calem Smith
IT is valid for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to estimate the intensity of a cyclone using computer models when it is far out to sea. But once that same cyclone passes over a weather recording station the modelling data must be updated with … [Read more...] about Missing Observational Data for Middle Percy Island
THE Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a media release last night (19thFebruary) with the headline “Tropical Cyclone Marcia to reach Category 5 system at landfall”. This morning there was extensive media reporting of Marcia having reached … [Read more...] about How do we know that Cyclone Marcia was a Category 5 at landfall?