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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Big Quake - TechKnow [24:09 minutes]

Al Jazeera English

Published on Oct 9, 2016
The 1,130km stretch of coastline from Vancouver, Canada to Mendocino, California, harbours an underwater threat just over 110km offshore - the seismic fault, Cascadia. Places like Japan, Chile and North America's Pacific Northwest all fall in what's known as subduction zones - ie, where one tectonic plate dives under another. The potential seismic activity from one of these plates 'popping' from on top of the other equates to an entire region affected by earthquake symptoms. The Cascadia Initiative (CI) is a years-long project that has been developed to study the effects of the fault and the two plates responsible for the action: Juan de Fuca and Gorda. From the data collected, it is confirmed that the Cascadia will only cause large magnitude earthquakes, ranging between every 300 to 500 years. The last noted eruption of the Cascadia was in the 1700s, making the Pacific Northwest overdue for the next quake. But alongside the shaking, the movement of the sea floor is also set to generate a tsunami wave that will reach Northwestern shores within minutes of the explosion. Impact studies are under way at Oregon State University, where civil engineer Daniel Cox utilises a wave laboratory to gauge the effect of different sized tsunamis. Replicas of towns based on actual layouts of coastal cities that could be affected by a Cascadia-triggered tsunami are used to collect data that is then input into a computer, simulating potential situations and scanning for the worst areas of damage. The results, even on a small scale, are terrifying, and the fear doesn't lie only in the force of the tsunami waves, but also in the projectiles that get swept up in it, including vehicles or temporary buildings that could crash and, ultimately, obliterate permanent structures. With knowledge of the mass panic caused during evacuation due to natural disasters, even this facet of the event has been mapped out by experts at Oregon State. Combining elements of how the water moves onto land and factoring in human behaviour leads to the conclusion that most people are still unaware of how to react should an event of this large scale arise. How likely is it that there will be a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on the Pacific Northwest within the next 50 years? "Somewhere within one in seven chance within the next 50 years," says Daniel Cox. "These odds are way too high for us to accept. There's too many lives at risk. We have to come up with some better ideas." - Subscribe to our channel: - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Walley & Me, Two Old Guys Flying Around

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Pre-Dawn Flight Check
Update: Hyperlinks to my current location are here: Kiwanis Lynn Manor & Me© - The Seasons Of A Man's Life. 
I will continue posting here, as well.
As Always >> Sound On >> Best viewed Full Screen >> Darkened Room
This short video is dedicated to Wally Mulligan [10:39 minutes]
Also On Vimeo

Wally Mulligan and I first met at a meeting of the North Vancouver Kiwanis in the late 1990s.  I was a Director and the Treasurer of Kiwanis at that time.

Wally and I became friends; later he became one of my heroes and mentors.   He had been a great supporter of Kiwanis, often holding the highest office, over many, many years.

Wally was also a most excellent, experienced author, raconteur, naturalist, outdoorsma
n, and wildlife photographer. He and his family were studying the range and location and specialized in photographing mountain sheep.

After getting to know Wally a little better, I asked him if he would like to come flying with me.  Yes!  Since we were nearing our end of days, I decided to make this flying trip one of special significance to Wally.  Wally's call sign for this trip was Whiskey Alpha Lima Lima Yankee.  Wally died a little while after this flight. I miss him.

My wonderful niece, Sarah and her family, hosted us while we overnighted in 100 Mile House, BC.

The Route: Boundary Bay Airport, Fly to Pemberton BC, Over Railway Pass, Down Hurley River, My First Home Town of Minto, Churn Creek, Gang Ranch, WW2 Bomber Training Base, 100 Mile House, Canim Falls, Mahood Falls, Back to Boundary Bay Airport, Drive Home to North Vancouver Canada.

Sierra Tango Alpha November, Whiskey Echo Bravo Bravo OUT . [ ]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Snowy Owls at Boundary Bay Airport, British Columbia

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Part of its southern winter range includes Boundary Bay, BC ; often right next to the runways of CZBB - Boundary Bay Airport/
also posted on Uncle Stan's Love Of Nature©   [5:43 minutes]

The 4K Guy - Fire / Police / EMS
Published on Dec 14, 2011
This brought back special memories for me. While I was living in North Vancouver, I kept my Cessna 172D based at the CZBB - Boundary Bay Airport, since rebuilt, a Snowy
Owl winter habitat. Learn way more, also here.  The Snowy Owls - Canadian Nature Photographer Hyperlink, have the best flying characteristics and instincts I have ever seen.
It was the birds who made certain to keep my airplane out of their flight path; it was they who made certain there was no flight path conflict, ever.
Of course some bird species are very small; sometimes too small for a pilot to see.  CF-MJN never encountered one 'bird strike', ever.
In the north I would sometimes find myself in the middle of a migratory bird flyway.  During basic my flight training, I don't recall in ever been told about avoiding migratory bird routes: south for the winter, north for the coming of spring. Once from the Chilcotin to Vancouver, flying south through the Fraser Canyon at 5,000 feet in the middle of a migratory flyway in October, there were ducks, geese and all manner of migratory all around . Those birds were flying much slower than my 100 knots. There were just so many all around, perhaps 10,000 or so: to my port, to my starboard, above and below. I knew that if I made any sudden move, it would only confuse them. So, straight ahead, level flight. The birds did all of the collision avoidance required; they would just drop and weave, always avoiding my flight path, almost like they had eyes in the back of there head. I was awed by their situational awareness.  Whew! I never knew that before.
My suspicion is that an aircraft travelling at a very high speed within a flyway zone might not be so fortunate. Even a slower airplane doing 'air work' – practising aggressive maneuvers, wing stalls, etc. might get into trouble, if the
birds don't get a chance to react in time.  Of all the bird species, Snowy Owls are the best of the best.  [5:43 minutes]
The 4K Guy - Fire / Police / EMS
Published on Dec 14, 2011
Boundary Bay snowy owls arrived a month ago and have been seen hunting in large numbers in the marsh near the south end of 72nd Ave in Delta, BC. As of yesterday, Dec 12, more than 20 could still be seen within two square km. Camera is Canon 550D/T2i with Tamron 18-270mm at 30fps
in 1080p. Video encoded with Premiere CS5 in mp4 at 15 mbps.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Maintaining Perspective - Rhododendron Rhapsody© 2017 - On the hunt for pollinators and their pred...

Location: Next to the driveway entrance, Kiwanis Lynn Manor.
Please note that, to you, the video may seem out of focus. I am videographing the middle space, between the camera lens and the flower, to look for the plant pollinators and their predators. Those guys are very small and very fast. There are two photograph albums linked below that are in better focus.
Dormant Volcano
North Vancouver, Canada

As always >> Sound On >> Best viewed Full Screen >> Darkened Room (4:52 minutes)

You know that I delve deeply into dark subjects. 

The Dark Days To Come

It is important for me to let you know that I also look at the beautiful, brighter, lighter, sunnier side; and maintain a realistic sense of balance and perspective.

Rhododendrons 1  A FULL ALBUM; then ones with arrows for a video clip.
Rhododendrons 2  A FULL ALBUM; then ones with arrows for a video clip.!As3ERW4M8haZoVNItM0Xnv8dBRTJ

Four of my other previous favourites are:
  1. Passion Flowers at Dusk [ ] - You will notice that some of the photographs in this photo study are quite dim. It was getting dark and I was hoping to catch some of the night pollinators: ants, bats, moths etc. and I did not want bright light to scare them away.
* Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. Their high vapor pressure results from a low boiling point, which causes large numbers of molecules to evaporate or sublimate from the liquid or solid form of the compound and enter the surrounding air, a trait known as volatility. For example, formaldehyde, which evaporates from paint and releases from materials like quartz, has a boiling point of only –19 °C (–2 °F).
VOCs are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. They include both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Most scents or odors are of VOCs. VOCs play an important role in communication between plants,[1] and messages from plants to animals. Some VOCs are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environmentAnthropogenic VOCs are regulated by law, especially indoors, where concentrations are the highest. Harmful VOCs typically are not acutely toxic, but have compounding long-term health effects. Because the concentrations are usually low and the symptoms slow to develop, research into VOCs and their effects is difficult.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Time-Lapse Shows Northern Lights Swirl Next to Raging Wildfire in Yukon

Current Wildfire Activity  These images are from 

Published on Aug 24, 2018

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(1:09 minutes) this is a great work by another citizen photo-journalist (00:07 seconds), a shorter version.

Jason Gendron (on his YouTube Channel). He also has a collection of beautiful photographs on his Facebook page.
Yesterday morning there were more than 555 forest wildfires in BC. Most all BC is covered in forest fire smoke and the AQHI – Air Quality Index has often exceeded 10+ . We now have a Stage 4 Drought in much of our rain forest [Drought Information Bulletins ]. [Angling Closure Information Bulletins . ] The smoke is coming to Metro Vancouver from all points of the compass: - from the north: the entire region (CBC News Report); from east: Keremeos , the Okanagan Valley and Oregon and Washington State; from the south: from the west and south-west Washington Olympic Peninsula and most all of Vancouver Island.

The cool rain and wind coming in from Haida Gwaii are refreshing, but not for long ~ lightning and wind.

Sierra Tango Alpha November, Whiskey Echo Bravo Bravo OUT.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Over Lynn Valley - Tsleil-Waututh Nation©

(Created by Stan G. Webb - In Retirement, a grandfather, an intelligent man of science living on unceeded Tsleil-Waututh NationTsleil-Waututh Nation).
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 the Province of BC declared a province wide state of emergency, for the next fourteen days.
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Over Lynn Valley - Tsleil-Waututh Nation©
August 15, 2018 Post Updated: Wild forest fire smoke is back. (This Award Wining Video taken, edited and uploaded last summer, August 2, 2017.)

Smoke from forest fires moving into the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Metro Vancouver, Victoria and, indeed, the entire province.

This award is appreciated. It is nice to win awards, again; even if it is one of the shortest videos that I have ever produced.