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Welcome! I post a mixture of weather and fandom posts (Sherlock/Doctor Who) and answer weather questions. Expect bouts of fangirling, surges of science, high levels of snark, and a general abuse of tags.


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Song: This is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home
Artist: Murray Gold
Album: Doctor Who Series 3 Original Television Soundtrack
Played: 21,222 times.

doctorwho:

twelvebalaclavadclues:

30 Days of Doctor Who: Favourite Audio

This is Gallifrey: Our Childhood, Our Home

This piece appears predominantly in Series 3 of New Who. I like it because it’s simultaneously adventurous and longing, and the Whovians sure can identify with that.

What’s your favorite piece of music from the show?

  #excellent track    #not my favorite    #but it's up there    #doctor who    #music    #music rec  
nixxie-fic:


New Sherlock Holmes picture from season 3 - I’ve only ever seen the cut in versions & never seen this long shot before.
Isn’t this lush - it’s the long shot for the emotive photoshoot I posted earlier (x)

nixxie-fic:

New Sherlock Holmes picture from season 3 - I’ve only ever seen the cut in versions & never seen this long shot before.

Isn’t this lush - it’s the long shot for the emotive photoshoot I posted earlier (x)

  #sherlock    #photography  
  #oh sherlock    #sherlock    #the empty hearse  

safety-officer-barto:

badsciencejokes:

There’s a fine line between a numerator and a denominator.

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  #first of all how dare you    #puns    #math  
fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

We often think of raindrops as spherical or tear-shaped, but, in reality, a falling droplet’s shape can be much more complicated. Large drops are likely to break up into smaller droplets before reaching the ground. This process is shown in the collage above. The initially spherical drops on the left are exposed to a continuous horizontal jet of air, similar to the situation they would experience if falling at terminal velocity. The drops first flatten into a pancake, then billow into a shape called a bag. The bags consists of a thin liquid sheet with a thicker rim of fluid around the edge. Like a soap bubble, a bag’s surface sheet ruptures quickly, producing a spray of fine droplets as surface tension pulls the damaged sheet apart. The thicker rim survives slightly longer until the Plateau-Rayleigh instability breaks it into droplets as well. (Image credit: V. Kulkarni and P. Sojka)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

We often think of raindrops as spherical or tear-shaped, but, in reality, a falling droplet’s shape can be much more complicated. Large drops are likely to break up into smaller droplets before reaching the ground. This process is shown in the collage above. The initially spherical drops on the left are exposed to a continuous horizontal jet of air, similar to the situation they would experience if falling at terminal velocity. The drops first flatten into a pancake, then billow into a shape called a bag. The bags consists of a thin liquid sheet with a thicker rim of fluid around the edge. Like a soap bubble, a bag’s surface sheet ruptures quickly, producing a spray of fine droplets as surface tension pulls the damaged sheet apart. The thicker rim survives slightly longer until the Plateau-Rayleigh instability breaks it into droplets as well. (Image credit: V. Kulkarni and P. Sojka)

  #what's with all the cloud physics on my dash lately    #well it's pretty awesome when you're no longer trudging through pages of inconsistent variables    #rain drops are actually water pancakes    #true story    #meteorology    #physics    #cloud physics    #fluid dynamics    #science  

loriendesse:

middle-earth meme: [1/5 quotes]

By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!

  #lotr  
thesouschef:

In this time of term papers I wanted to draw my patron deity, Bullshitticus, god of students and general last minute fudgery, sitting upon his Golden Futon, attended by the muses Caffeina and Thesaurae, whose powers of artificial energy and pretentious vocabulary can be invoked in case of the all-nighter.
I like to think he’s Dionysus’s second cousin or something.

thesouschef:

In this time of term papers I wanted to draw my patron deity, Bullshitticus, god of students and general last minute fudgery, sitting upon his Golden Futon, attended by the muses Caffeina and Thesaurae, whose powers of artificial energy and pretentious vocabulary can be invoked in case of the all-nighter.

I like to think he’s Dionysus’s second cousin or something.

  #whispers    #christ college    #the program in which you gain the powers of bullshitticus    #laugh rule  

bekah-michelle:

I love Jane Lynch

  #the struggle is real    #laugh rule  
nethilia:

arachnidian:

bitcheslovecereal:

I said a heALTHY SNACK REBECCA

holy infant so tender and mild

i spit my drink

nethilia:

arachnidian:

bitcheslovecereal:

I said a heALTHY SNACK REBECCA

holy infant so tender and mild

i spit my drink

  #HOLY INFANT SO TENDER AND MILD    #JESUSSSSS    #literal laughter    #laugh rule  
Hi, I was wondering how we are able to see clouds? If they're a gas, how can we see them? If they're a liquid, how do they not just fall out of the sky without forming clouds at all?

modernprometheusscience:

Clouds are actually made up of tiny water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air.  When they’re in cloud form, they aren’t heavy enough to fall, so they drift – the same effect you see with dust motes in a beam of sunlight.

But why can we see them?  Well, even though they are too small to fall, the water droplets in a cloud are more than sufficient to scatter light.  The average droplet is about ten micrometres in diameter.  The wavelengths of visible light are somewhat smaller (less than one micrometre*), so light is easily interrupted and scattered by the droplets, meaning that the cloud stands out from the background sky and becomes visible.  And, because all of the visible wavelengths of light scatter roughly evenly in all directions, our eyes pick up all of the colours at once, meaning that we see white.

Or rather, we see white most of the time.  Rain clouds, on the other hand, usually look grey – but how?

The even distribution of light by a white cloud is a special type of scattering called Mie scattering, which applies to any situation where the particles doing the scattering aren’t too different in size from the wavelengths of light being scattered (for an example of what happens when the particles are much smaller, check out this earlier post on Rayleigh scattering).

Mie scattering means that the light is scattered in all directions.  As rain clouds build up, though, they become taller and thicker, meaning that light has to pass through more and more layers of suspended droplets in order to reach the ground below.  Because all of these layers will scatter some light off to the sides or back up toward the source, the thicker the cloud, the less light reaches the ground (and the observer’s eye).  That’s what makes storm clouds look grey – and now you also know that the darker the cloud, the thicker it probably is and the more water is up there just waiting to fall!

* The visible light spectrum ranges from about 390-700 nanometres.  The shortest wavelengths are violet and blue (and if you go even shorter, you end up with ultraviolet light), whereas the longest are orange and red (and if you go even longer, you end up with infrared light).

  #MIE SCATTERING    #CLOUD PHYSICS FLASHBACKS    #excellent bit of science here    #science    #meteorology    #clouds    #remember kids clouds are not made of water vapor they are made of ice crystals that form around cloud condensation nuclei    #and some liquid water as well    #but the majority is ice in the midlatitudes  
You made a really great comment about meteorology and I was sold then and there

Anonymous

At least I can always count on my science snark!

  #airstyle answers    #anonymous    #this reminds me of the fact that my meteorology professor referred to me as the resident wordsmith    #due to my prolific usage of thesaurus-worthy words in my snark    #craiggers was an awesome prof    #he assigned us hogwarts houses and gave out points    #anyway this has devolved into a tag ramble    #which is pretty much my modus operandi    #cool it airstyle  
okolnir:

the shield's the mightiest
Come visit me at C12/13 at Anime Expo this thursday to sunday!!

okolnir:

the shield's the mightiest

Come visit me at C12/13 at Anime Expo this thursday to sunday!!

  #!!!    #fanart I love    #zelda  

tell me why u follow me on anon

  #DO IT    #I'm actually quite curious because my blog seems to attract different people for different reasons    #I beseech thee people of the anonymous void    #my ask is always open    #cool it airstyle  

So…is it serious, you two?

  #noooooooooooo    #my mollstrade is showing    #graham gerard ginkgo gecko lestrade this wedding has enough sads without your wallowing    #sherlock  

itscolossal:

Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen

  #i have a mighty need    #yet another thing for my if i ever manage to be super rich list    #art