Concerning the article
from Dec 10
I was very astonished to read in the weather description of this article the name of the storm
(Friedhelm). It is a rather German name, and the latest (Joahim, Klausdieter)
not less – so I thought that it will need some research for explanations!
Now, things turned out to be as following:
Taken its beginnings in the U. S. (TC Center in Miami) in WW2, the worldwide meteorological organisation was taken over by the WMO in Geneva, Switzerland. It was decided that for the entire European Northern-Atlantic weather
and especially its pressure systems the taxonomy of first names should be introduced
. The reason for it - to enable a precise correlation and distinguish of storm warnings all over these large regions and to help getting reported the different damages as well as being used for statistics - led to a regular follow-up from A to Z. Ask a forester for the most famous names that have caused great damage to “his” forest...it will take only a few seconds…
For Europe the taxonomy was started in 1954 by Meteorological students of the Free University of Berlin and is well established nowadays. The names’ sexes in order of equality are changing on a regular scheme. But the reason for the more or less unfamiliar names (in a European sense) in the younger time is an obviously popular campaign of this University. It allows you to adopt
a name, which is free electable within certain rules. (The price of 199 Euro at minimum is only…)
But have a closer look yourself onto the web presentation: http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/adopt-a-vortex
Really a very interesting and extensive site – in an English version!
(In terms of “adopting” something making sense, I personally would adopt an orphaned badger yes, that IS possible in England!
)By the way:
Does anybody know what happened to the twice cut by
storm jõulupuu on Tallinna Raekoja platsi
? (Aitäh, Kristel Vilbaste
– she had hinted to a YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8wH8XMHnbg