Archive for January, 2010

Adopt a Vortex!

January 5, 2010

That was a really funny idea of the Institute of Meteorology of the Free University of Berlin to enable everybody participate in the naming process of high and low pressure systems (which has a long tradition since 1954). “Adopt-a-Vortex” has a serious reason since it supports the continuation of the comprehensive weather and climate observation at the Institute of Meteorology of the Free University of Berlin (see http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/adopt-a-vortex).

The initiative started in late 2002 and I was lucky (and crazy) enough being the first adopter – making the reservation for the second (initial charakter “B”) depression in 2003 – from Manhattan, Kansas, where I spent one year of fellowship at KSU.

The life cycle and weather maps of the depression “Bernold” can be found here:
Life cycle (in German): http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/wetterpate/Lebensgeschichten/Tief_BERNOLD_01_01_03.htm
Map 01/01/2003: http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/de/wetter/maps/Analyse_20030101.gif
Map 01/02/2003: http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/de/wetter/maps/Analyse_20030102.gif
Map 01/03/2003: http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/de/wetter/maps/Analyse_20030103.gif
Map 01/04/2003: http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/de/wetter/maps/Analyse_20030104.gif