Powerful cyclone nears Australia

Feb 2, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CNN

Australians braced Wednesday as a massive, powerful cyclone neared the already flood-ravaged northern state of Queensland.

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Feb 2, 2011
 
Work this out, there was a report of a 9 metre wave heading on shore which was discounted by the government.
What sort of faith do we put in the system in regards to Tsunami warning if the equipment is not reliable

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Feb 2, 2011
 
Nev, that equipment was designed for calm weather, not a cyclone...?

Quite an eye on that monster as it makes landfall.

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/s...

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Dr-Zaius wrote:
Nev, that equipment was designed for calm weather, not a cyclone...?
Quite an eye on that monster as it makes landfall.
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/s...
Great picture Doc,the colours remind me of a shirt my Mom brought me back from Indonesia back in the 1970's.

Were you the one I discussed really big explosions with the other day,like a bomb that spares buildings ?

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Dr-Zaius wrote:
Nev, that equipment was designed for calm weather, not a cyclone...?
Quite an eye on that monster as it makes landfall.
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/s...
Follow the coastline south from point of contact with land and it should provide course until Hintchenbrook Island at Cardwell and then swing inland behind Ingham .
The ancient course is clearly marked out

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Dr-Zaius wrote:
Nev, that equipment was designed for calm weather, not a cyclone...?
Quite an eye on that monster as it makes landfall.
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/s...
What would make this really scary is if the higher altitude, of say the height of the tablelands ,the temperature was similar to that of the sea level thus the cyclone would not weaken as it ventures inland and then without land formation to guide it,it's anybodies guess of it's destination.

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Neville Thompson wrote:
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Follow the coastline south from point of contact with land and it should provide course until Hintchenbrook Island at Cardwell and then swing inland behind Ingham .
The ancient course is clearly marked out
I have noted here when a hurricanes center touches land they almost always jog north from the counterclockwise rotation.

I was not surprised to see Yasi take a southern jump as it grabs a hold of your shoreline, rather your shoreline grabs a hold of it.

It is not often you can clearly see through the eye of one of these from satellite photos.

Australia does not have cyclone hunter planes that fly in the core for readings? That is usually the most exciting portion of USA hurricane coverage...besides the pre-landfall party.

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Neville Thompson wrote:
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What would make this really scary is if the higher altitude, of say the height of the tablelands ,the temperature was similar to that of the sea level thus the cyclone would not weaken as it ventures inland and then without land formation to guide it,it's anybodies guess of it's destination.
They need the warm sea to feed from. Cut off the ocean and they can only go so far inland from what I understand.

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My sincere condolences to all Australians faced with yet another potential disaster as a Cyclone approaches. I hope reports of a Tsunami are inaccurate!

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My sincere condolences to all Australians faced with yet another potential disaster as a Cyclone approaches. I hope reports of a Tsunami are inaccurate!


Hello Anne,most computer predictions are of the star wars variety .
They always predict something 10 times worse than what they really are, just to make sure they are covered for in case it does happen.
I think they use the same modeling during election campaigns when reporting their chances of re election.
Cyclones wouldn't bother us so much if our government would declare underground electricity a priority so as to reverse the current blackout scenario.

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They need the warm sea to feed from. Cut off the ocean and they can only go so far inland from what I understand.
So to weaken a cyclone at sea would be to cool it's core at water level

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So to weaken a cyclone at sea would be to cool it's core at water level
I have always wanted them to test nuke one. What could it hurt to try?

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I have always wanted them to test nuke one. What could it hurt to try?
That's why I was asking about some nuke I was speaking to someone about.
It seems there is one that destroys organic mater but leaves structures intact so why can't they make one that disperses air current

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I agree with you assessment of the Cyclone situation.

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Neville Thompson wrote:
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Hello Anne,most computer predictions are of the star wars variety .
They always predict something 10 times worse than what they really are, just to make sure they are covered for in case it does happen.
I think they use the same modeling during election campaigns when reporting their chances of re election.
Cyclones wouldn't bother us so much if our government would declare underground electricity a priority so as to reverse the current blackout scenario.
What's with the hair?

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That's why I was asking about some nuke I was speaking to someone about.
It seems there is one that destroys organic mater but leaves structures intact so why can't they make one that disperses air current
I would bet a million dollars a deep water thermonuclear detonation could disperse a cyclone. Undoubtedly upwelling so many trillions of gallons of cold water into the eye would do something to disperse it. I'll bet I could have sold this in the 50's easier than today, but like the fellow Samuel Cohen that made the bomb you speak of, folks are just too scared of radiation to understand it actually makes all life possible. Understanding and harnessing it fully is in our species best interest. Can't do that by marching with signs that say "No Nukes!".

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I would bet a million dollars a deep water thermonuclear detonation could disperse a cyclone. Undoubtedly upwelling so many trillions of gallons of cold water into the eye would do something to disperse it. I'll bet I could have sold this in the 50's easier than today, but like the fellow Samuel Cohen that made the bomb you speak of, folks are just too scared of radiation to understand it actually makes all life possible. Understanding and harnessing it fully is in our species best interest. Can't do that by marching with signs that say "No Nukes!".
Yeah that's the guy I am looking for,thank you.
So how about we drop one of his babies in the eye, at sea,in a remote region at water level,or deliver by remote boat.
The insurance mob should be keen to finance it.

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Feb 3, 2011
 
Here is another recipe for our disasters,very lightweight corrugated iron roofs held on with tex screws that don't always perform to the best of their ability,as the iron roof gets air underneath,it then tears the tex screw through roofing like us cutting an aluminium soft drink can.
In earlier times we had heavy asbestos roofing held on by tex screws and plate.
The weight of the roofing held it down insuring the structure remain intact.
So I can only fathom that we should return to cement sheet roofing which also provides more protection from the sun making the house cooler thus saving cooling costs.

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