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Australian Scientist Claims Monitoring Cloud Changes Can Help Locate MH370

Saturday, October 25, 2014
By George Hatcher

While the search for missing MH370 continues, an Australian scientist has claimed that cloud microphysics can help in locating the plane. According to Hydrometeorologist Aron Gingis, the technology is capable of identifying the cloud changes caused by the vapor trails which are left behind by fuel emissions of the plane. He claimed that this... »

Hot Volcanoes Cool Air Travel

Monday, June 13, 2011
By George Hatcher
Hot Volcanoes Cool Air Travel

Nabro Volcano Nabro in Eritrea Volcano Nabro erupted today throwing ash clouds up to 13.5 kilometres.The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) said Monday that the 5,331 ft volcano has resulted in a large ash plume of up to 13.5 kilometres (8 miles) high. The scale of the eruption, compared to the ongoing eruption in... »

FAA: Operating Status for Washington DC

Monday, December 21, 2009
By George Hatcher

FAA headquarters, along with other Federal offices in the DC Metro-area, will be closed on Monday, December 21, 2009 due to the record-breaking storm that affected the region over the weekend. Designated emergency personnel should report to work as scheduled. Employees scheduled to telework may be required to work that day, depending on their... »

Yemenia Flight 626 Detailed Meteorological Analysis

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
By George Hatcher

by Tim Vasquez posted with permission Flight details Flight 626 departed Sana’a, Yemen (IATA SAH, ICAO OYSN) at 29/1830 UTC (29/2130L) on a four-hour flight destined for Moroni, Comoris Islands (Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport, also known as Hahaya Airport, IATA HAH, ICAO FMCH, WMO 67002. The crash occurred at approximately 29/2250 UTC (30/0150L).... »

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