Posts Tagged "mobileGRIB"

46° Celsius with 4% Humidity

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in phenomena | 9 comments

46° Celsius with 4% Humidity

near Awbari, Lybia.

A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Deserts are defined as areas with an average annual precipitation of less than 250 millimetres (10 in) per year, or as areas where more water is lost by evapotranspiration than falls as precipitation. In the Köppen climate classification system, deserts are classed as BWh (hot desert) or BWk (temperate desert). In the Thornthwaite climate classification system, deserts would be classified as arid megathermal climates.


related mobileGRIB variables: Humidity, Temperature


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Cirrus & Cirrostratus

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in phenomena | 28 comments

Cirrus & Cirrostratus

Groningen, Netherlands.

Cirrus clouds are the most common of the high clouds. They are composed of ice and consist of long, thin, wispy streamers. Cirrus clouds are usually white and predict fair weather. Sometimes called mares tails, they stream with the wind. By watching the movement of cirrus clouds you can tell from which direction weather is approaching. The appearance of cirrus clouds usually indicates that a change in weather will occur within 24 hours.

Cirrostratus are sheetlike, thin clouds that usually cover the entire sky. The sun or moon can shine through Cirrostratus clouds. Cirrostratus clouds usually come 12-24 hours before a rain or snow storm.

{, picture of Bas Kers}

related mobileGRIB variables: Cloud Cover, Temperature, Precipitation, Wind arrows


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mobileGRIB 1.2

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in news & updates | 1 comment

Release of version 1.2 planned for Tuesday 17. of May including following features:

  • New Map from Mapquest
  • Fetch Data lets choose Interval and Forecast Hour before download
  • Remember zoom level
  • Offline GRIB browser

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mobileGRIB light

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in news & updates | 1 comment

A free version of mobileGRIB is available under the name of mobileGRIB light and can be used for evaluation purposes. It is a fully functional version with outdated GRIB files. To receive actual GRIB forecasts, please purchase the full version.

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mobileGRIB 1.12

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in changelog | 1 comment

  • re-engineered webservice for even faster mirroring of NOAA GRIB sources
  • added fetch data cancelation
  • smaller menu corrections
  • corrected Fetch data dialog:
    • 1° x 1°, 3h interval, next 6 days
    • 0.5° x 05°, 3h interval, next 4 days

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