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post Dec 11 2005, 09:35 PM
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Didnt expect it to show up so clearly!

Easy to spot on this weather image from the Met Office
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post Dec 11 2005, 10:50 PM
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We were in London this weeked - and we looked very hard on the train on the way back to Leicester (should have gone fairly close) but we didnt see anything...it was dark so we'd probably only have seen flames, but we saw nothing. Quite a few people injured - million of gallons of fuel went up, supposedly heard in HOLLAND ohmy.gif

I'm hoping for a clear day tomorrow so that Modis on Terra and Aqua see something.

http://130.92.54.203/rsbern/noaa/dw/realti...ent/n1bcurr.jpg

WOHHH
http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets....terra.250m.jpg


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post Dec 11 2005, 11:36 PM
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http://saturn.unibe.ch/rsbern/noaa/dw/real...c-corrected.jpg
Another clear view.
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post Dec 11 2005, 11:45 PM
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We were at the Ice Rink outside the Natural History museum at about 1230 and we saw no sign of anything in the air then - it was a lovely clear day - and the train we took would have gone very close, certainly under all that smoke, but we didnt see a thing. I'm just amazed and glad no one has died.

I'll try and collate all the imagery over the next week and see if I can make a big fading movie. It must be like a horror film down there...


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post Dec 12 2005, 12:40 AM
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Im sure I saw a picture taken high above London, probably from a helicopter and the smoke was clearly visible. I think it was on the BBC website - couldnt find it again though.
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post Dec 12 2005, 10:17 AM
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0900 :
http://www.btinternet.com/~wokingham.weath...sg-0900-uk.html

1200 :
http://www.btinternet.com/~wokingham.weath...sg-1200-uk.html

1500 :
http://www.btinternet.com/~wokingham.weath...sg-1500-uk.html
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post Dec 12 2005, 01:04 PM
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Smaller SW heading plume today

http://130.92.54.203/rsbern/noaa/dw/realti...c-corrected.jpg
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post Dec 12 2005, 02:19 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Dec 12 2005, 08:04 AM)


So what happened? I'm in America, we're only told news if an American is involved.

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no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

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post Dec 12 2005, 02:49 PM
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A major fuel depot caught fire - millions of gallons of fuel burning away. 20 individual fires in all, 10 of which are now out, the remaining ten may take up to a few days to put out.

No sure how or why it went up yet - but the explosions were heard from miles away.

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post Dec 12 2005, 03:29 PM
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London is completely blanketed by the black plume of smoke from Europe's worst
peacetime fire in this Envisat image, taken within five hours of the blaze
beginning.

Full story at:

http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMTBYVLWFE_planet_0.html


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and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Dec 12 2005, 04:56 PM
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>>millions of gallons

70 millions of gallons exploded.
One explosion measured 2.5 on the Richter scale - its the biggest European fire since WW2.
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post Dec 15 2005, 02:31 AM
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WW2? What's that?

I'm in America and I heard about the explosion(s)..
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post Dec 15 2005, 02:56 AM
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QUOTE (mike @ Dec 15 2005, 02:31 AM)
WW2?  What's that?

I'm in America and I heard about the explosion(s)..
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World War 2.


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post Dec 15 2005, 04:07 AM
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I was kidding. But maybe so were you. Oh, what a tangled web I've woven. I shall never joke at another's expense again. Unless the other deserves it.
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post Dec 15 2005, 04:42 AM
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QUOTE (mike @ Dec 15 2005, 04:07 AM)
I was kidding.  But maybe so were you.  Oh, what a tangled web I've woven.  I shall never joke at another's expense again.  Unless the other deserves it.
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