satellite images: before and after myanmar cyclone

The cyclone that lashed southern Myanmar (Burma) on May 2 and 3 left massive floodwaters that devastated the region, as seen in a May 5, 2008, image (top right photo) by NASA’s Terra satellite.

On April 15, 2008 (top left photo), the same region was photographed with rivers and streams against a backdrop of [...]

a crazy storm and tornado

A couple of nights ago (after watching King of Kong) I woke up to the sounds of the smoke alarm, insanely loud wind, and shaking. I turned to the alarm clock and saw 3:40am. Two things registered in my mind: 1) I didn’t know that fire alarms could detect forces other than smoke 2) What [...]