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Looking for something entirely different

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I found or rediscovered the following site (as usual looking for something entirely different) and decided to investigate:

From the NEIC archives I took the following  (searched for minimum magnitude = 7 M.)

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Gillian.

The evolution of a tropical storm.

It is possible to forecast the likelihood of a tropical storm well in advance of modern techniques. At present, modern methods concern the behaviour of clouds observed from satellites and as such are mere readings of blown leaves rather than genuine forecasts. (Although of course short term forecasts of that sort are very well developed and extremely accurate.)

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