Monthly Archives: May 2011

I didn’t expect that!

Look what I found sitting on my doorstep last night! You don’t see many of these in Qatar! We’ve taken it in for safe keeping. Anyone lost a rabbit?! Advertisements

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The Elusive Tornado Hunt – Part V

DAY 5 Unfortunately the cold front had now gone through and the air was clear. There weren’t any thunderstorms likely anywhere west of the Mississippi River, which was completely flooded, so we had to give up on our quest. Instead … Continue reading

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The Elusive Tornado Hunt – Part IV

DAY 4 Up we got at, bright and early, to be off at the crack of dawn…or actually 11am if we’re honest. The most likely time to see a tornado is late afternoon or evening, so assuming you don’t have … Continue reading

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The Elusive Tornado Hunt – Part III

Day 3 We woke up to a ‘change’ in the forecast…ie the forecasts were all wrong! The idea was that the day was supposed to be fine and sunny, until late in the afternoon and evening when a few isolated … Continue reading

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The Elusive Tornado Hunt – Part II

Day two was a ‘relocation day’, meaning simply that we were heading back to Oklahoma, to be in a good position for the storms that were forecast for the following day. This meant there was more of this: this: and … Continue reading

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The Elusive Tornado Hunt – Part I

You should have seen Felipe’s face when I suggested going Storm Chasing for fun. It wasn’t exactly one of boundless enthusiasm…but slowly he came round to the idea, or at least, resigned to it. We went with an organised tour … Continue reading

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What a treat!

I was sadly missing the reunion of the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra back home, but a strange coincidence meant that I was seeing another orchestra in Doha! There’s this beautiful little concert hall hidden away within the new Cultural Village … Continue reading

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Sport and the Environment

The 9th World Conference on Sport and the Environment is taking place in Doha at the moment. I was asked to give a talk on tsunamis, which I was more than happy to do. However, I don’t think that I … Continue reading

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