Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wind and the Washington Landscape via Cliff Mass

I am wrapping up a weekend of being a bit under the weather. Lots of reading, sleeping and video watching. So here is another video that has relevance to our local landscape. Wind shapes our forests and in some places explains the types of trees we see. One reason Sitka spruce are much more common on the coast is the strength of the wood. There is a reason it was used in manufacturing of airplanes for a period of time.
What I really liked about this video is Professor Mass' comparing hurricanes with the huge storms that frequently batter our coastal areas. Anyway a nice video for you weather geeks when under the weather.

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