Preparing for war. (1)

I can’t imagine why the Reuters website could be so badly written as this:
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Fterms-of-use&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0&user-agent=W3C_Validator%2F1.3+http%3A%2F%2Fvalidator.w3.org%2Fservices

Unless they are so riven with CIA moles that there is a putsch towards getting them in bed with Adobe the way that most US government agency websites have been going lately. (You can understand that when the NSA is spending Beeeeeeelllllions in monitoring the web that they would much prefer sheeple stay with Windows rather than be encouraged to think in terms of freedom. God knows how much destabilisation might break out if everyone started using Linux. They might end up venturing into the Terrrrrst terrrrrtry of TOR.)

I was interested in finding the Indian or (Allah Forbid) the Pakistani meteorology websites. Needless to say there were more links to the USA on Reuters than is safe to follow these days. Our fault of course; we had such a bunch of pleasers running WW 2 that we forgot to how to run an Empire properly. (You don’t get rich nor stay rich, by giving much away.) So I am going to steal the graphics and hope no one notices:

monsoon-onsetmapI can’t understand what Reuters’ terms and conditions are. Nor that they would seek to prevent the dissemination of information. I am only really interested in the above chart. The following graphs are interesting if boring at the same time. (Only because I don’t normally look at such graphs.)

This one is meaningless unless you are familiar with Indian agriculture. I am not:

monsoon-cropThe web page has a more comprehensive (presumably) javascript animation that is very informative.

The next graph purports to tell of the regional conditions (though the advice page previously mentions regards the data as unsatisfactory. Maybe it is a legal clause for their self protection?)

The rains affect the North West the most. North West India just happens to be the border with Pakistan. Kashmir for example. I don’t imagine rice is the main crop of Kashmir. This would be a good year for it though:

monsoon-regionI had imagined it was a region given to Arab tastes- mostly mutton. It turns out rice is a staple along with potatoes and more temperate types of agriculture. A land worth fighting for. (Always be suspicious of regimes that control regions whose culture denies the existence of more than one religion. You can’t rely on any political agency from a country whose religion is one of denial.)

Well you can’t, can you!

From the graph of the Monsoon onset, you can see that the “beginnings” of the monsoon occur at weekly and 250 mile incidents, moving from the south east to the north west along the Himalayan border -which is as far as I know, the source.

Apparently the storm cycles flowing from the Atlantic end up in the mountains in the winter prior to the monsoon. And the amount of snow deposited there is the major factor on the behaviour of the monsoon.

The control seems to work in exactly the same manner that the amount of sea ice around Antarctica works to control the Intertropical Convergence. Now all we have to do is convince all those posturers sitting down and shaking their fists to get off their fat arses and do something helpful for those who need help.

Meanwhile at the Indian and Pakistani meteorological agencies….

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