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HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources

  Issue No.21 (March 2009)

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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.

In this issue, we have started yet another new series - "Clouds in Hong Kong".

  New
"Nature's wonder" - What is isostasy?
"Nature's wonder" - What are the Ozone conditions now in Hong Kong?
"What You Need to Know about Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation" series -
Episode Two: Myths about protection against UV radiation
"The Science of Thunder and Lightning" series -
Episode Four: Why we cannot hear the thunder of a distant lightning?
"Tropical cyclone basics" series -
Why do tropical cyclones require sea surface temperatures of 26oC to form?
"Weather and special phenomena in the Antarctic" series - Moonlit Clouds
"Clouds in Hong Kong" series - 1. Cumulus congestus cloud
"Radiation_Tidbit" -
Non-ionizing radiation - an invisible partner in weather observation
Director of Hong Kong Observatory talks on new typhoon categorisation and rainfall projection ( 18 March 2009 ) 
New feature on lightning location information webpage 
'Weathering the Storms' now on sale
More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network"
German version of weather forecast website launched ( 23 March 2009 )
Observatory wins multiple ICT awards ( 10 February 2009 )
The Director Visited the Civil Aviation Administration of China (20.3.2009)
The Observatory and the China Meteorological Administration reviewed aviation meteorological cooperation (26.3.2009)
Salvage the Earth, keep it below 16oC, a programme supported by the Observatory, is now on show (25.3.2009)
The 19th e-Bulletin for the aviation community released
Workshop on Climate Change and Climate Prediction in the Pearl River Delta Region
Training Workshop on Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (26.2.2009)
The Observatory's Environmental Radiation Exhibition Gets a Facelift
 
  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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