Tag: wind

Nov 18, 2014

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Picture of the Day: Wind Farm from Above

Photograph by Erard Swannet Seen here is one of the many wind farms located in the North Sea. The photo was taken by Erard Swannet who was flying from Edinburgh, Scotland to Brussels, Belgium. Judging from the 80+ turbines visible in this image and given the likely flight path from Edinburgh to Brussels, I…

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Oct 22, 2014

You Know It’s Windy When Waterfalls are Being Blown Upwards

You Know It’s Windy When Waterfalls are Being Blown Upwards

On 21 October 2014, storm force winds battered northern England’s Derbyshire Peak District, near Hayfield. The River Kinder is observed being stopped in its tracks as it is blown back up onto Kinder Scout Plateau at the point where it would normally cascade 80 ft down the Kinder Downfall.

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Aug 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: Snow Covered Lamp on Mount Washington

Picture of the Day: Snow Covered Lamp on Mount Washington

Photograph by MOUNT WASHINGTON OBSERVATORY Website | Facebook | Prints available Seen here is a snow light at the summit of Mount Washington covered in a wavy pattern of rime ice. The photo was taken at sunrise and shows the incredible patterns the icy winds are capable of creating. Mount Washington is the highest…

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Feb 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

THE WORLD’S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM Photograph by London Array Limited The London Array is an offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom. With a nameplate capacity of 630 megawatts (MW), it is the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The first foundation was installed in March 2011 and…

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Nov 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Windswept Trees

Picture of the Day: Windswept Trees

WINDSWEPT TREES Photograph by Ben on Flickr Slope Point is the southernmost point of South Island, New Zealand. Lying just east of the Waikawa and Haldane settlements, the land is primarily used for sheep farming. With no roads nearby, the area is only accessible by a 20-minute hike. According to an article…

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Oct 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cell Tower After Epic Snowstorm

Picture of the Day: Cell Tower After Epic Snowstorm

CELL TOWER AFTER EPIC SNOWSTORM Photographer Unknown via Reddit In this unbelievable photo, we see a cell tower completely covered in ice after what must have been an epic snowstorm. According to comments on Reddit where the image was submitted, this is most likely rime ice, which forms when the water droplets…

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Aug 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

WINDMILLS IN THE NETHERLANDS Photograph by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo In this serene capture by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo, we see the beautiful Dutch countryside complete with cyclist and windmills. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level,…

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