By William Bryant Logan
The writer of Dirt and Oak brings to existence this fastest, so much maintaining, so much communicative component to the earth.
Air sustains the residing. each creature breathes to stay, replacing and altering the ambience. Water and dirt spin and upward thrust, make clouds and fall back, fertilizing the airborne dirt and dust. Twenty thousand fungal spores and part one million micro organism go back and forth in a sq. foot of summer time air. The chemical experience of aphids, the ultraviolet sight of swifts, a newborn’s information of its mother’s breast―all happen within the medium of air.
lack of understanding of the air is dear. The artist Eva Hesse died of breathing in her fiberglass medium. hundreds of thousands have been sickened after 11th of September by way of supposedly “safe” air. The African Sahel suffers drought partly simply because we fill the air with commercial dusts. With the passionate narrative kind and wide-ranging erudition that experience made William Bryant Logan’s paintings a touchstone for nature fans and environmentalists, Air is―like the contents of a bag of seaborne airborne dirt and dust that Darwin accumulated aboard the Beagle―a treasure trove of discovery. 25 illustrations
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In coastal New York, heavy wet rainfall in warm humid air obscures any such tornado signature. How was Smith to tell, then? And how to tell in time? He switched over to the Newark Doppler radar in New Jersey. The Doppler radar not only refreshes every minute but also tells him whether the wind is coming toward the radar or away from it. It assigns a color and color intensity for winds coming from different directions. He would be able to determine velocity to help gauge the severity of the storms, and also whether there were winds blowing in contrary directions.
The air is the theater of the world, only it is the strangest of theaters. It creates and is created by its actors, and is itself both stage and actor. The air is the great protagonist. All flesh is made from the carbon dioxide in the air. All creatures breathe it to sustain their lives. It makes, delivers, and drops the rain and snow that vivify all life on earth. It carries spores to new homes; pollen to waiting anthers; and insects, bats, and birds to one another. Bacteria live and reproduce in it.
Again, he had the green stream and the red stream running into one another, only this time the red turned yellow and then orange. Color indicates wind speed. The orange represented winds at eighty to one hundred knots. Another tornado, and a stronger one. The straight-line winds of the macroburst had run into the almost still air north of them, jarring the whole air mass into a second round of spinning. This is not an uncommon phenomenon with tornadoes. Weatherpeople call it a bookend vortex. This tornado spun up on the edge of the Grand Central Parkway.