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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Weather - Sunday Stamps II

Weather related stamps proved difficult for me to find until I spotted a weather station on this Swedish stamp.

Sweden - 24 May 1973
SMHI = Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute; 100ÄR = 100 years. Just what is being measured here is not clear.

USA - 24 April 2014
The discolouration on this stamp detracts from what it depicts.

This round stamp features a visual representation of the planet’s sea surface temperatures. It shows the Earth with North America at the centre and parts of South America, Asia, and Europe just visible on the edges, surrounded by vivid bands of colour throughout the oceans. The image is one frame in a 1,460-frame animation created from the output of a computer model of Earth’s climate by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. The full animation shows how the surface temperatures of the oceans vary seasonally and change over time, and how surface ocean currents and eddies transport heat and water around the globe. (Explanation from US Stamp Gallery website)

To check the weather outlook today, look no further than Sunday-Stamps-II-131.

6 comments:

Eva A. said...

The second stamp is very familiar to me. but the first is just perfect fot today's theme!

FinnBadger said...

Love the Swedish stamp. At first glance I thought it was a beehive being tended :)

Your choice of global ocean temperatures stamp reminded me of the amazing impact of the ocean on weather - for example, hurricane formation.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - interesting to see the two stamps - and thanks for the info on the Global Forever aspect of the American stamp ... cheers Hilary

violet s said...

I will admit to not really liking the USPS round stamps of this series - and I thank you for looking up the explanation behind it!

Heleen said...

Interesting and pretty stamps! The round one is familiar to me, but I didn't know the backgrounds until now. Thank you for sharing!

Pat Tillett said...

Interesting! Especially the second one.