TAG: Environment & Weather

Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat
by Christine Kling   (Editor’s Note — Chris Kling is a sailor with with more than 30 years of experience on the oceans of the world. She’s also an English professor at Broward College, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the ...
Live from Beyond the Moluccas
Courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010 One of the gems among American museums is the Exploratorium—because it is all about exploring, not just showing. A whole generation has grown up with the Exploratorium’s interactive, engaged and engaging activities on-site ...
Plastiki’s Voyage Nearly Done
What began as a statement about the wasteful use of plastic is now a nearly-complete, 8,000-mile voyage across the Pacific. David de Rothschild’s 60-foot Plastiki left San Francisco Bay on March 20 and arrived last week on the coast ...
New Hope for Seasickness Prevention
NASA research provides hope for an effective, new preventive technique against seasickness.
AC-N-SF: Do You Believe?
One hurdle to staging the next America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay is the locals’ expectation that we’ll F it up, given the opportunity. There’s still room for that, but there is no excuse. I get two things from today’s ...
Photos — Hullish Weather on the North Atlantic
Dramatic photos of a Danish-built, Scottish fishing trawler in wild North Atlantic seas. The "deadliest" profession, for sure.
Are You Prepared for a Bad Hurricane Season?
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center this week said the hurricane outlook for the Atlantic Basin this year is for an “active to extremely active” season.  While it’s always important to be prepared with a plan for how to deal with severe ...
USCG Photo Contest Winners for 2009
Last month, the U.S. Coast Guard announced the winners of its “People’s Choice” photo contest, which we covered here. This month we have the winners of the in-house photo contest from the Coasties. These are great photos and although we’ve ...
Video: Running a Rough Inlet
The video you see here was taken while departing the Fort Pierce, Florida, inlet, Friday, April 16. The tide was running out strongly and the wind and seas were running in just as strongly. The resulting washing-machine ride was rather ...
Krogen 58′ Northbound: Part 2
It’s 2 p.m. on Friday and I’m stowing my camera gear carefully in the salon of this big yacht when I hear a sudden muted rumble from below decks. Our captain, Kadey-Krogen Project Manager Gregg Gandy, has started the John ...

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