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HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources
  Issue No.19 (September 2008) feedback
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Introduction:

The HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources is published on-line every three months. It covers in layman terms various interesting topics related to weather phenomena and popular science, as well as new science and technology developments including those at the Observatory. We welcome your views and suggestions.

  New
item "Nature's wonder" - Why is candlelight yellow and gas-grill light blue?
item "Nature's wonder" - Why are steel and stone bridges arched in opposite directions, one upward and one downward? 
item "The Science of Thunder and Lightning" series -
Episode Two: Why lightning looks the way it does - crooked and forked?
item "Tropical cyclone basics" series -
Very hot weather ahead of an approaching tropical cyclone
item "Weather and special phenomena in the Antarctic" series - Sun Dogs
item "Weather Phenomena" - How is a tornado rated?
item "Radiation_Tidbit" - An economical and easy way to measure radiation
item Director of Observatory held public lecture 'Weathering the Storms - Evolution of the Hong Kong Observatory'
item Science in the Public Service Fun Fair in November 2008
item "Anemometer Design Competition" jointly organized by the Faculty of Engineering of The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Observatory
item Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Weather Observation Systems (Cantonese only)
item New solar radiation station at Kau Sai Chau
item Location-specific lightning alert service widely promoted by the Scout Association of Hong Kong
item The Observatory enhances its Ultraviolet Index information service
item Observatory staff drafted Strategic Plan for the World Meteorological Organization
item The Observatory launches WMO Website for development of new terminal forecast
item The Observatory collaborates with International Organizations in publishing new wind shear posters
item Observatory celebrates 10th anniversary of Airport Meteorological Office and launches a new Airport Thunderstorm and Lightning Alerting Service
item The 17th e-Bulletin for the aviation community released
item Summary of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong 2007 Released
item Public talks on "Weather and Everyday Life"
item A new series of "Liberal Studies" articles under the "Science in the Public Service" Campaign
item Activity of "Science in the Public Service" Campaign in October and November
item Talks on Climate Change for Schools
 
  Information by Topics
item Meteorology
item Radiation, Earthquake and Astronomy
item Space Weather
item Nature's Wonders - Their Science Explained
item Training Courses and Activities for the Public
item Observatory Publications
 
  Weather Forecast
item Local Weather Forecast
item 7-day Weather Forecast for Hong Kong
item World Weather Information Service - A World Meteorological Organization web site, developed by the Observatory, providing official city forecasts and climatological information issued by various National Meteorological and Hydrological Services.
item Severe Weather Information Centre - A World Meteorological Organization web site, developed by the Observatory, providing official Tropical Cyclone warnings and advisories issued by various National Meteorological and Hydrological Services.
 
  Past e-Bulletins on Educational Resources
item Press here.

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