No doubt weather is the most important factor determining whether an agricultural enterprise is successful or not. Changes in the weather greatly affect growth, state and amount of crops, its disease incidence, its need for water and fertilizers. Not only plants, but also a whole agricultural market highly depends on weather. Directly and due to some sideway reasons, weather is guilty of loss of the annual world crop in the amount of its three out of four! A mistake in weather forecast can result in crop loss.
In recent years, the fight against air pollution has become global. Humanity, at least when we are speaking about developed countries, starts to realize finally that the Earth is our common home which can get not suitable for living in the near future. Atmospheric pollution takes place when substances harmful for living creatures diffuse throughout the surrounding air, and then this destructive activity has its toxic impact later since it causes global changes of climate of the Earth.
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
When a talk comes about pirates, usually the images of Captain Jack Sparrow, the traditional “Jolly Roger”, views of barrels of rum and old wooden chests full of gold coins spring to mind. Or it can be stories about Queen Elizabeth of England, Sir Francis Drake who defeated the Spanish Armada, and Sir Henry Morgan notorious for his Caribbean adventures. However maritime piracy did not sink into oblivion. Nowadays this theme has lost its romantic glory, but it still has its significance for a present-day society.
When the morning comes on and the goes astray
The men in the harbour prepare a new day
The fog in the distance still covers the sun
But that doesn’t matter there’s work to be done
The engine’s awaken one after one
As their boats leave their collars for another days run
And in minutes the harbour is silent and bare
As time keeps on turning they soon disappear
The Irish Descendants
According to the European Commission, countries who are active members of the market in fishing industry grant subsidies in amount of nearly USD 30bn per year, 60% of which actually support insecure, damaging or even illegal practices. Unbalanced subsidy policy leads to market distortion that is the main reason of continued poor management in fishing industry. It resulted in USD 83bn loss for the world economy as the World Bank reported in 2012.
This is interesting service where you can compare using the graphs provided the weather from various weather providers in some major cities. http://weatherchecker.org/
This is very interesting, because sometimes when you watch the weather forecasts from different companies it’s discouraging that they are quite different from each other. And it’s not clear whom to believe to. This is especially annoying when planning long trips, when you need to bring a raincoat, warm sweater and waterproof shoes when focusing on one provider, and if you focus on the other - the sunscreen and sunglasses. It still shows few cities and compares weather for today and few past days, but it is enough to have overall high-level picture.
To be able to see and compare the weather you can choose from drop-down list the city and the desired dates.
Company OpenWeatherMap - provider of global satellite and weather data, presents a number of research products for monitoring ship traffic OWM AIS. This is simple and user-friendly developer API and display of current and historical information on interactive maps. OWM AIS provides global coverage, our technology allows you to track the ship, not only along the coast, but also in the open ocean. The data is supplied by commercial satellite SpaceQuest, Ltd.
Our new Density Map of Automatic Identification System (AIS) data is an interactive online map to watch intensity of global vessel traffic or check marine activity in any area of your interest.
By zoom-in you can get more details in any ocean, harbour, along any river and our map will be rendered in seconds. You can filter by month or even a year to get a bigger picture. Also is it possible to filter by type of vessel or group of them to get more specific reports about fishing activity, for example.
Our Big Data platform processes enormous number of data online to make such interactivity possible. Instead of traditional static repots you get much more flexible tool for marine traffic analysis.
In recent years, the situation with air pollution is becoming more alarming and attracted the attention of leading media and politicians at the highest level. This is especially true of large cities such as Beijing, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Tehran, Johannesburg and other densely populated settlements, which are under the influence of various risk factors, such as dense traffic, the presence of air polluting enterprises located poorly in terms of ecology, where pollution levels sometimes exceed all standards many times.
If you are interested in monitoring of marine traffic in the specific zone or need to investigate what happened in the zone on the specific date then our new polygon API to satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) might be helpful for you. The API returns current or historical information about vessels for any polygon on the global map. The polygon may have very complicated shape accurately replicating the outline of any port or harbour and extracting unnecessary zones inside.
More details about our APIs http://ais.owm.io/api
And in the dark and cold winter months, when so little of the sun and all sorts of colds and viruses diseases await around every corner, and in the hot and sunny summer, when it is so easy to burn in the scorching sun, the most important factor for the maintenance of immunity is a high level of vitamin D in the body, which depends on the amount of ultraviolet radiation received. On this subject numerous studies have been conducted, which often contradict with the data, once considered immutable fact and the resulting recommendations are often diametrically opposed to those given earlier. You've probably seen some vague guidelines, such as the recommendation to be in the sun, "a few minutes every day." But these recommendations are too general to be useful. The amount of the sunlight, which is necessary to satisfy the requirement for vitamin D varies greatly depending on your location, skin type, season, time of day, and even atmospheric conditions.