Tag Archives: meteorology

Climate Change in your Backyard?

A glance at the news and weather from around the world over the holidays shows many examples of extreme conditions – early snow in the Northern hemisphere, the coldest December since records began in the UK, heavy rains causing summer … Continue reading

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The Sailor’s Return, by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

‘Red sky at night, sailor’s delight’.  According to this old saying, the richly coloured sky in Palmer’s painting promises fair weather for these sailors and their families. Does anyone know the origin of the ‘red sky’ saying?

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Study of Clouds, by Cornelius Varley (1781-1873)

Varley was influenced by Luke Howard’s emerging science of meteorology. The artist was very interested in sketching skies and clouds from nature to record changing weather conditions.

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Studies of Clouds, by William Mulready (1786-1863)

Study of Clouds; Luke Howard’s Classification                              When Luke Howard, the ‘father of meteorology’, published his classification of cloud types in 1802 it had an influence on art … Continue reading

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