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Disagree with Merge[edit]

Weather is Short Term. Climate is Long Term. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 20:25, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

The issue is that WikiProject Climate is a dead/inactive WikiProject and it does not appear likely that it will be salvaged. Dustin (talk) 21:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Plus, meteorology is not necessarily only the study of weather. Some consider climatology to be a sub-speciality of meteorology. More properly, both are a sub-speciality of "atmospheric sciences", but in many universities, climatology classes are under the umbrella of a "meteorology" or "atmospheric sciences" department. Inks.LWC (talk) 22:01, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere, and climate is just an accumulation of weather over a long period of time (usually at least 3 decades or more). Also, the WikiProject Climate looks pretty dead to me as well. Guy1890 (talk) 06:46, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Related requested move discussion[edit]

See Talk:Rain in England In ictu oculi (talk) 12:01, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Question on Historical Weather RADAR Data[edit]

I am working on a weather-related historical event article, and I would like to get a copy of the RADAR data for a specific region (~10 mi. square) in Texas. The event (Delta Air Lines Flight 191) took place in August 1985. Is there any way to get RADAR images at that resolution from then? -- Veggies (talk) 23:02, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

That's a tough question. From what I can remember, there was no real-time repository for "digital" images from the old WSR-57 & WSR-74 radar network. The network radar sites (which were a slightly smaller sub-set of the entire country's radar sites) were required to take & transmit coded radar observations (at least once an hour?), and I bet that those old coded messages were likely archived at NCDC. I doubt that the horizontal resolution of those messages (when stitched together) was very fine though. One of the NWS WSOs that I used to work at (that used to have an old WSR-74C) wasn't a network radar site though, so my knowledge of those days is limited. I would hunt around on NCDC's website and/or look if any of the NTSB reports on this incident mention any radar data. There also may have been a local TX TV station back then that had its own radar site as well, but I kind of doubt it. Good luck... Guy1890 (talk) 06:46, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

@Guy1890: Thanks. It was a long shot, but I'm glad someone so knowledgeable was able to help me cover my bases. -- Veggies (talk) 20:53, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Radar composites are available on microfilm back that far back. Their resolution is not great, as mentioned above. Your state's government repository library may have them. Thegreatdr (talk) 21:11, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Hard Choices, new article about book on climate change in Canada[edit]

I've created a new article about the book on climate change in Canada, titled, Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada.

Help with suggesting additional secondary sources would be appreciated at the article's talk page, at Talk:Hard Choices (Coward book).

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 02:59, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Article for deletion[edit]

It's about a possible flood on the southwest coast of India in 1341, and I thought it might be good to get some input about it. Based on the title, I'd say there's a fair amount of uncertainty about what happened and that's why I'm raising this here. See the discussion. Thanks, Dawnseeker2000 01:47, 7 April 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Landfall is under discussion, see talk:Landfall (meteorology) -- (talk) 05:06, 15 May 2015 (UTC)


Can anyone please elaborate on this? Talk:Polar_vortex#Polar_vortex_vs_Polar_cell--RoadTrain (talk) 17:13, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Edits by IP[edit]

Can someone with a better understanding review this IPs edits (talk · contribs · WHOIS). I have a felling they are a sock of a poor contributor. If there are significant issues ping me. Thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:52, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Doc James, pretty much all of the recent edits from this IP account (especially at Longyearbyen, Pencil & Birmingham) were all vandalism. There are now a bunch of warnings on the IP in question's talk page. Guy1890 (talk) 04:22, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
User:Guy1890 What do you think about these ones [1]? Should they be reverted? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:49, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
I've tried to fix/restore the article in question the best that I can for now. As I've noted on the article's talk page now, the problem with the highlighted edit above is that it doesn't seem to jive well with the source that it claim's to be using. My sense is that it's an attempt at a sneaky vandalism edit (?). Guy1890 (talk) 02:52, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

New, large, article needing help[edit]

Hi all. Tropical Cyclone in Northwest Pacific and Southeast Asian Sea is a recently created article that appears to duplicate content from a number of articles. I just wondered if someone from this wikiproject could take a look through the article to see if anything is worth merging anywhere. If not, please tag with A10. Thanks, Sam Walton (talk) 09:21, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

100-year flood[edit]

I would value additional perspectives in this discussion on appropriate material for inclusion within subject article. Thewellman (talk) 15:54, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

I made substantial changes to 100-year flood and started the cited discussion. I think the article should now be raised from C-class to at least B-class, but that decision should come from a different editor. I moved part of the content under discussion to Flood#Principal types and causes, saved the remainder with the earlier discussion, and added other content to Flood. New assessment seems timely for Flood as well, though it's less clear to me as a newbie if it deserves B-class. Thanks in advance to all who could take a look at both articles. Justaxn (talk) 23:23, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Russian Winter[edit]

The naming of Russian Winter is under discussion, see talk:Russian Winter -- (talk) 07:02, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Weather box[edit]

When we put the record high in climate data, are we using monthly averages or a specific day high? — Preceding unsigned comment added by RES2773 (talkcontribs) 21:43, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

El Niño and La Niña event articles[edit]

While browsing the "Uncategorized pages" special pages for such football articles, I stumbled upon the following event articles: 1982-1983 El Niño Event, 1997–1998 El Niño Event, and 2010-11 La Niña Event. No idea how your project handles these kind of articles but they definitely some kind of treatment, because they are currently uncategorized and stub articles at best. One more note – this message has been cross-posted to WP:ENV and WP:OCEANS as well as the main articles of the topics in question were also in the scope of these WikiProjects. – Soccer-holicI hear voices in my head... 13:53, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

"Russian Winter"[edit]

An RFC has been opened on the title of the article Russian Winter, for the discussion, see talk:Russian Winter -- (talk) 08:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

United States Drought Monitor article[edit]

FYI, just created the article for the United States Drought Monitor. Please help as I'm not an expert on these matters. —Ahnoneemoos (talk) 15:04, 14 August 2015 (UTC)


The usage, naming and primary topic of Stratospheric is under discussion, see talk:Stratospheric -- (talk) 11:03, 20 August 2015 (UTC)