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HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources

  Issue No.19 (September 2008)

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