Large or super-earthquakes and tidalwaves

We don’t get super-quakes when there are tropical storms extant, so it is with some trepidation that I post the next forecast:

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.006These charts are the copyright of Australian’s Bureau of Meteorology. I have not asked for permission to use them but have used them anyway for their educational value.

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19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.012The large low in the top centre of the following chart is approaching Australia. In the centre of the chart, Antarctica is surrounded by cyclones.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.018These are made up of warm air currents that have left the southwestern shores of the surrounding continents South America, Africa and Australia.

The way they shape the isobars surrounding Antarctica indicates the development of tropical storms. So far they indicate a lack of such storms.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.024However a pointed build up called troughing as in the case of the one to the left of Australia is a prelude to such a disposition of isobars.

But not yet.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.030And in the lack of such storm lies the possibility of large earthquakes.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.036Large earthquakes show a signal that is in these charts masked by the presence of the signal for volcanic activity. But volcanic activity falls off with the absence of tropical disturbances.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.042Yet there is another signal that is not masked, the driving of rain from low latitudes to high ones. Such is the case with the green track in the middle of that system along the longitude 100 degrees East.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.048It drops straight in on a rhumb line to a cyclone on the shore of Antarctica at 120 degrees East.19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.054But it is also a signal for volcanic activity in the way it continues to develop and then to move off.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.060Meanwhile another deep system forms approaching 100 east. This one directs the signal for tropical storms.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.066When the isobars surrounding Antarctica smooth out parallel to the coast a period of tropical storms also develops at the same time.19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.072Generally the first storms in a region are weak and short lived as is the signal.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.078However the development of the adjacent Lows darkening together and the more easterly one breaking up to send a small out-runner quickly over the dateline, indicates volcanic activity.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.084But I rather thing the disposal of that black disc will be with a severe jolt as the hiatus in tropical storms occurs.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.090Being also a signal for volcanoes it bounces off out to thew system forming at160 degrees West.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.096As the isobars outside the confluence stretch to form a straight line. The beginning of a series of tropical storms.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.102A classical signal for them, in fact:

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.108

I rather believe that one or two cyclonic composites actually run back “the wrong way” along the coast of Antarctica as all the above takes place.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.114(A much stronger signal of that sort is to be found in the sea pressure models at higher latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere)

An elogated system with a multiple centre with several lows in a straight line is a classic signal for some serious eruptions:

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.120And of course the aftershocks during such phenomena are quickly curtailed.

Whilst the first tropical storms are not high energy ones, they tend to reform perhaps with new names and come back a lot stronger.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.126But by the 24th of September the old lunar spell has ended and the next one (one generally rich in volcanic activity) takes place.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.132The signal for tropical storms extends by now to cover from 80 East to 120 west.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.138And the deposition of water over the coastline blackens the Antarctic at 100 to 80 degrees West.

That is something to do with the extra-tropical nature of tropical storms now past.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.144But more storms are occurring and/or growing:

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.150But it is ate in the spell.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.156More stuff is in the works as signalled by that system off Australia “pointing” once again.

19 September 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.162Courteous enquirers are often dealt with considerately, so don’t be afraid to ask. All I ask is that you don’t be cheeky.


Hold off on the jokes too until I get to know you. I can be a nasty dog if I think you are being uncivil. I don’t want to be but I am a very shallow buffoon, so go easy.


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