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09-01-2021, 15:51   #1
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Favourite weather research trips

Just a bit of fun....

Imagine you were offered the chance to visit five locations as part of a World Meteorological Organisation research trip.

Which five global locations would you choose? You can choose anywhere. Money is no limit.

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1. Tornado Alley - a field trip with the NOAA. Witness the awesome power of Mother Nature.

2. Oymyakon in Siberia - to experience winter temperatures of -60c to -70c.

3. The Danakil Depression and Dallol in East Africa - to experience the intense heat that occurs all year long. It must be oppressive to outsiders.

4. A week in Death Valley in high summer. To feel what 55c in the shade feels like. I've been there twice, but only in the late afternoon when temperatures were in the 30s.

5. A trip to the Scott-Amundsen research facility at the South Pole.
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Venezuela - Beacon of Maracaibo: Lightning and lots of it -

Tokyo in winter - for the cultural experience an the sneachta.
Florida during hurricane season, try and experience the eyewall (safely as possible), even better a trip on one of the recon aeroplanes that fly through it..
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No 1 for me.. the buzz of chasing tornadoes around would be amazing.
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An extreme continental climate and a location with wild variations in elevation.
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1. Tornado Alley - a field trip with the NOAA. Witness the awesome power of Mother Nature.

I was lucky enough to manage several of those storm-chase trips to the midwest USA some years ago and they were worth every cent.

I'd go again in a heartbeat.
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East coast Australia gets some fairly spectacular thunderstorms, I saw plenty of monsoon storms in Singapore and KL but nothing comes close to the intensity in Oz. I'd happily 'research' them sitting back on a deckchair with a cold beer

For snow Hokkaido in Japan and naturally the US plains for storm chasing
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