martes, 16 de julio de 2013

NASA: USA - California - Death Valley Claims A Heat Title Again - 16.07.13


Death Valley Claims A Heat Title Again
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Death Valley Claims A Heat Title Again
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The heat wave that gripped the western United States this week may have set an all-time record in Death Valley National Park, California. The air temperature rose to 129.2 °Fahrenheit (54 °Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitor's Center on June 30, 2013, possibly breaking the all-time record high June temperature for the United States (set in Volcano, California, on June 23, 1902). A sharp bend in the jet stream trapped a strong ridge of high pressure over the western U.S., leading to an extreme heat wave and record temperatures.
The top image above shows the heat emanating from Death Valley on June 30, 2013. The measurement is surface temperature—how hot the land feels to the touch—as measured by the Thermal Infrared Sensor on the Landsat 8 satellite. The accompanying natural color view from the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 shows that the cooler areas are either higher in elevation or covered with plants. In fact, plants cooled Furnace Creek, the site of the record-high air temperature observation. Mesquite Flat and other nearby valleys radiated more heat.
The image also illustrates why Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth. The valley is low in elevation and sits between two high mountain ranges. As the image shows, few plants grow in the valley, so the rocks and soil absorb the summer heat. That heat radiates back to the atmosphere at night, but doesn't get past the steep mountains. Instead, the air cools only slightly before sinking back to the valley. As it sinks, the change in pressure heats the air even more, generating hot winds. This means that the late-June heat wave had an even greater impact on Death Valley than surrounding regions.
  1. References

  2. NASA Earth Observatory (2012, April 5) Where is the Hottest Place on Earth?
  3. National Park Service (2013, June 12) Death Valley National Park: Weather and Climate. Accessed July 3, 2013.
  4. Weather Underground (2013, July 2) Extreme Jet Stream Bringing U.S. Record Heat, Record Cold, and Flash Flooding. Dr. Jeff Master’s WunderBlog. Accessed July 3, 2013.
  5. Weather Underground (2013, July 2) Historic Heat Wave Responsible for Death Valley’s 129 F Gradually Weakening. Dr. Jeff Master’s WunderBlog. Accessed July 3, 2013.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Landsat 8 data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Holli Riebeek.
Instrument: 
Landsat 8 - OLI

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Music: Lhasa de Sela - A Fish On Land - Abro la ventana - Lyrics





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Lhasa de Sela - A Fish On Land

I had a dream last night
A fish on land
Gasping for breath
Just laughed
And sang this song
Is life like this for everyone
Is life like this for everyone

I picked him up
He had a human face
I carried him
To where the water was
A grey and still and dusty thing
A grey and still and dusty thing

I dropped him in
And he could breathe again
And then he grew
And he became a man
I knew that I would marry him
I knew that I would marry him

I had a dream last night
A fish on land
Gasping for breath
Just laughed
And sang this song
Is life like this for everyone?
Is life like this for everyone?







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Lhasa de Sela - Abro la ventana


Ahora me levanto
De esta cama
Ahora
Abro la ventana
Y entra la luz
Con el viento
Ahora te siento
Y estas tan lejos
De aquí

Si un día te vas
Y ya no vuelves más
Si un día me voy
Y ya no vuelvo yo

Que largo es el mundo
Es infinito
Ayer te tuve
En mis brazos
Y hoy
Como un grano de arena
En algún suelo ajeno
Estas escondido de mí

Si un día te vas
Y ya no vuelves más
Si un día me voy
Y ya no vuelvo yo

Que grán silencio
Todo en suspenso
Que vértigo de no verte
Retumbo
Como una campana
Abro la ventana
Y entras tú
Entras tú







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Poetry: Langston Hughes - Life Is Fine - Dream Deferred - Mother to Son - Bio Links




Langston Hughes

Life Is Fine

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn't a-been so high
I might've jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!



Dream Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore--
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?




Mother to Son

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.



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Poesia: Leon Felipe - Cómo han de ser tus ojos - Como tú - Con las piedras sagradas... - Links





Cómo han de ser tus ojos

Mujer... no tendré un beso de niño para ti
ni de viejo, ni de sátiro...
Cuando vengas no besaré tus mejillas
ni tu frente, ni tus labios.
Pondré mi boca en los pliegues
recogidos de tus párpados
y beberé el agua clara
que suba a tus ojos claros.
Trae unos ojos azules, mujer,
trae unos ojos azules, de un azul tranquilo y claro
que tengo sed...
sed de peregrino cansado
de muchas jornadas duras
por caminos solitarios
y quiero
llevar mis labios
al agua clara y tranquila
de un remanso que refleje
un cielo tranquilo y claro.




Como tú

Así es mi vida,
piedra,
como tú; como tú,
piedra pequeña;
como tú,
piedra ligera;
como tú,
canto que ruedas
por las calzadas
y por las veredas;
como tú,
guijarro humilde de las carreteras;
como tú,
que en días de tormenta
te hundes
en el cieno de la tierra
y luego
centellas
bajo los cascos
y bajo las ruedas;
como tú, que no has servido
para ser ni piedra
de una Lonja,
ni piedra de una Audiencia,
ni piedra de un Palacio,
ni piedra de una Iglesia;
como tú,
piedra aventurera;
como tú,
que, tal vez, estás hecha
sólo para una honda,
piedra pequeña
y
ligera ...



Con las piedras sagradas...

Con las piedras sagradas
de los templos caídos
grava menuda hicieron
los martillos
largos
de los picapedreros analíticos.
Después,
sobre esta grava, se ha vertido
el asfalto negro y viscoso
de los pesimismos.
Y ahora... ahora, con esta mezcla extraña,
se han abierto calzadas y caminos
por donde el cascabel de la esperanza
acelera su ritmo.




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