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Friday, July 12, 2013

LOOKING AT THE LIFE OF A PUFFY WHITE CLOUD (AND CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION PHOTO BLOG)

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When I was a kid, we would lay out on blankets in the yard and watch the clouds roll by. We imagined what shapes they reminded us of. There were many poodles, angels and boats, as I recall. It was a perfect time to daydream and wonder about the mysteries of the big sky. Despite being told by Dad to get my head out of the clouds, I never did. I have been a skywatcher all my life. After 60+ years,  I can say that I know exactly nothing about the mysteries of the Sky. I have learned alot about the clouds. Tonight we will look at the life of the clouds I named X and O. They came over from Billy's house at 11:25. They were completely melted by 11:43. They existed in puffy cloud form for 18 minutes. You might wonder what is the purpose of the clouds life? Well, X and O existed just for me to photograph and share with you in your photostudy tonight. Up close and far away-put your head in the clouds for a few minutes to get to know them! Enjoy!

cumulus cloudsCumulus Clouds
Cumulus clouds are white and puffy — they look like pieces of floating cotton or popcorn. They form during fair weather. The base of each cloud is flat and the top of each cloud is rounded. When the tops of the clouds start to look like cauliflower, it is called cumulus congestus or towering cumulus. These clouds grow upward and they can develop into giant cumulonimbus clouds, which are thunderstorm clouds.
Go to this link to see complete page:  http://myweathercontent.myweather.net/webhd/pkg/v2/template2.html?host=wmbf&section=4&page=42&story=352
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Volume 4 | Number 2 | July 2013
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About this Issue

EPA Climate Change Research.
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Science Features

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Climate Change and Watersheds: Exploring the Links

EPA researchers are using climate models and watershed simulations to better understand how climate change will affect streams and rivers.
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Helping to Protect Wild Salmon

EPA researchers and partners are working to help protect South Fork Nooksack River Watershed salmon from warming waters.

The Science Matters Podcast: Climate Change Research with EPA's Dr. Andy Miller

The Associate Director for Climate for the Agency's Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program answers questions about climate change research.
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Climate Change and the Health of Older Americans

EPA researchers are exploring the links between climate change and health effects for older Americans. 
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Climate Ready Estuaries Program

EPA researchers assess coastal habitats to identify vulnerabilities and help communities prepare.
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Greener Cleanups at Hazardous Waste Sites

An EPA guide helps Superfund managers reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions during cleanup operations.
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Breaking Through: Evaluating Technologies for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

EPA modelers develop innovative methods to assess low-carbon technologies.
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Planning for a Changing Climate: Meet EPA Scientist Jordan West, Ph.D.

Aquatic ecologist Jordan West, Ph.D., talks about her research on the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems, mainly coral reefs and wetlands. Read more Researcher@Work profiles.
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EPA Research In the News

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EPA-supported Small Business Featured in The New Yorker "Innovation" Issue

Ecovative Design, an EPA Small Business Innovative Research awardee, was featured in The New Yorker. See the article: http://nyr.kr/11rGnCr. Also see the November, 2012 blog Evocative’s Gavin McIntyre shared with EPA’s It All Starts with Science

My Air, My Health Winner Announced

On June 4, 2013 EPA and the National Institutes of Health named the team of David Kuller, Gabrielle Savage Dockterman, and Dot Kelly as the winner of the My Air, My Health Challenge. See EPA and NIH award $100,000 for air monitoring clothing
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New York Times Blog Features EPA Scientist

EPA research chemist Ron Williams was featured on The New York Times’ health blog “Well” for a post about innovative efforts by EPA to support and tap the development of new technologies to monitor air quality. See Microsampling Air Pollution.
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EPA's Dr. Glenn Paulson Named Board Certified Environmental Scientist

Glenn Paulson, Ph.D., Science Advisor to the EPA Administrator, was recently honored as only the fourth Board Certified Environmental Scientist by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). 
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EPA Researchers@Work

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EPA Researchers@Work

Read interviews with our outstanding scientists and engineers at our Researchers@Work site.
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Puffy Cloud X and Puffy Cloud O: their life and the end of their life as they melt away!


















































































































Time to Go!  See You Later-
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time! Looks like it is time for all of us to begin learning about Climate Change because It Has Arrived! Head to the Google Index!
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