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    Default Re: Use of Met. Office Volunteer Observers Logs UN IPCC

    When I was with ESSO we did the weather reporting every six hours, running round the Cape to the Gulf and Pacific,
    Wind speed and direction, sea state, sea temp, from E.R. and air temp wet and dry. types of clouds,
    any phenominal sightings, all to be sent to Bracknel every six hours, also I caught some Locusts in the Red Sea, these just fitted in a empty 20 cig packet and posted off to them with weather conditions . Lat and Long etc.
    even Bird sightings, types and direction of flight and so on.and many other things.
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    Thank you. Brian.

    When was this?

    Did you never use the sea temp. bucket?

    Was the temp reported degrees C or degrees F ? Did you record to the nearest degree? I cannot remember.

    Regards


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    In bad weather we used to dangle a cadet over the side with him holding a thermometer.
    Ships always carried spare cadets but were seldom equipped with a spare bucket.

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    Default Re: Use of Met. Office Volunteer Observers Logs UN IPCC

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Isaac View Post
    In bad weather we used to dangle a cadet over the side with him holding a thermometer.
    Ships always carried spare cadets but were seldom equipped with a spare bucket.
    Sounds about right Chris, ships I sailed on the cadets were cheaper than a bucket, can't imagine them being spare though, as C/O would lose all that chipping power.

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    Hi Laurie,
    this was in the 70s and 80s, I never saw a bucket for water temps,too far down from the bridge deck to sea level, six decks, I guess when we were light ship. No cadets on watch to send down.
    Temps were all in F, then late 70s onwards in C. the same as doing oil calculations. at that time.
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    I remember in Cunard the sea temp in the 1950s was always from the engine room every hour when we were in the vicinity of the Labrador current, , it helped with navigation so we knew when we were in the Gulf stream and then suddenly in the ice cold temperature of the Labrador Current, The temp would fall dramatically in minutes.
    very handy when no sights all the way from Liverpool to New York run and Canada.
    Hope this helps,
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    I sailed as an apprentice with Bristol City Line on the North Atlantic route in the 60's. It fell to us to take the weather obs and I remember it being very interesting taking the sea temperature from the bridge wing with the small bucket supplied by the met office. Also the air temperature and humidity had to be read from a box on the monkey island.

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    after 46 years at sea and, as I recall, at least 35 on Met Voluntary ships, the method of taking sea temperature with the supplied rubber bucket was akin to taking a hand-lead sounding.
    Lower to just above the water, start to swing and then release during forward motion thus ensuring it was under the actual disturbed surface where otherwise, it could drag along picking up breaking ship's wake. Certainly this was approved by the Met Office when we were asked to send in sea temperatures to check against satellite observations then being new. Always from the bridge wing except in very inclement weather when taken from the main deck.

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    I find it quite amazing when I hear that NASA has produced the latest figures on global temperatures and warming.
    All these taken rom space and they claim show the earth is warming.

    That may be the case but when they say it is the warmest on record, what period are they speaking of.

    NASA if I read it correctly has only been around since about 1950.

    Hardly time to collect any meaningfull records.
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    Just read your post .

    NASA started in 1958 and UEA.CRU in 1971.

    NASA started recording Temps. via satellite from 1979, but like UEA.CRU they used historical records prior to that date.

    The first recorded claim that " change of climate " was causing Arctic sea ice to disappear dates back 200 years 6 months and 3 days ago !!!

    If you want more info on this great science scam , see the School of Copatology on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/studycowpatology/

    ATB

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    Last edited by Laurie Ridyard; 23rd May 2018 at 07:49 AM.

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    Re: Metrological subject.
    Last year I was sailing from Tahiti to San Diego, and just before the equator I was sat on deck and above was a clear blue sky.
    Not a cloud anywhere,
    Then a whisp of cloud appeared, and another and then more and it spelt my surname, Capital A and then the rest in lower case, spelt perfectly. I shouted to the people around me, `That Is My Name``. One man said `You are on next , your being called up.`
    the name stayed there for over ten minutes and then slowly faded away and back to a blue sky.
    It was amazing.
    The following day I was sat in the same deck chair, under a cloudless blue sky, then a whisp of cloud appeared and slowly spelt the word, `Son`. the same people saw it again, it then slowly disappeared and then just a clear blue sky.
    Again I was amazed. but then scared. I thought .... I am a son. so are my sons, also my brothers, why was my surname in the sky.
    not long after I arrived home,, my brother died.
    So was that a "Text" from above???
    I got a piece of sky blue cloth, and with a salt cellar sprinkled sal on it to make it look like whisps of cloud and reproduced the writing in the sky, I took a photo and then sent it to the Met Office, asking if they had other reports of similar events.
    Explaining that it was not a crank report as I was a responsible man who was also a weather reporter when I was a Navigation Officer, so I knew what I was doing.
    They answered and just said . "Without a photo of it we cannot comment."

    So was it a Text from above,?? has anyone else seen anything similar??
    Cheers
    Brian

    Below, I have reproduced it as close aspossible.
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    Last edited by Captain Kong; 23rd May 2018 at 09:42 AM.

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