Suddenly the UK starts getting really interesting Autumnal weather and it’s just warm and sunny here in Oslo. Definitely not what I expected! I can still access the UK Met Office, of course, but somehow it feels harder to analyse a storm when you’re not in the culture experiencing it.


A massively deep area of low pressure with many broken occluded fronts swept across Northern England last night. It spawned a tornado in Cumbria, and here’s some epic footage I found (epic for England, at least).

Good ol’ October storms coming in to the UK again, I see. These kind of storms often happen around October as polar air gets cooler, but tropical air and ocean currents coming up via the Gulf Stream stays the same hot temperature - the temp difference is so great it causes the warm air to rise rapidly, and lo! A massive area of low pressure forms.



jamiesminerals:

Malachite

Cu2CO3(OH)2

Western Australia

Size: H:5cm x W:12.5cm x D: 4cm

Wet photos of banded malachite displaying different hues of green. The gradual rise and fall of the water table allows for chemical precipitation forming thin bands of the copper carbonate mineral.

Malachite is the most gorgeous mineral and don’t let anyone tell you different!

(via pyroclasticandrea)


The wedding rings me and my husband ordered. They’re geologically badass - a mix of dinosaur bone and meteorite. I call them our mass extinction rings. So awesome, and comfy, and not a bad price considering. 
They were done by Jewelery by Johan

The wedding rings me and my husband ordered. They’re geologically badass - a mix of dinosaur bone and meteorite. I call them our mass extinction rings. So awesome, and comfy, and not a bad price considering.
They were done by Jewelery by Johan