1. A Weekend in Nelson

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    from Tim Grunshaw Added 823 8 0

    A long weekend paddling trip up to Nelson to hit a few rivers up there. A good amount of spring rain meant that everything was flowing and the Buller got to 3000 cumecs at TeKuha. I think we got our years worth of carnage in one weekend with Jo swimming for the first time in many years and myself getting a little bit wet for the first time in a while. Three cracked boats and one snapped paddle added to the losses. We hit the Earthquake section of the Buller on the way up at 6pm and it is a 25min run at this flow. Then we did the Upper Takaka at 20-30cumecs. The easy walk followed by not-so-easy 300m descent through bush meant that we were only on the river at 3pm. Quick read & run G4 got us to a steep section with stacked manky G5 rapids. The portage & a riverside boat repair meant that we ran out of daylight, so we ditched our gear walked out to the road and went home. The second day was quick, one snapped paddle-to-swim later and we were out. The next day we flew into the Waingaro River. Even more unknown that the Takaka, we prepared ourselves for most eventualities. A fantastic day of 20km of G4 gorges and G3 boulder gardens was had by all, with one swim-to-loss-of-pride adding to the carnage of the weekend. I'd rate this run highly, better quality whitewater and on-par scenery to the Mokihinui. Upper Takaka: 0:00 Waingaro: 3:45 Carnage: 6:35 Paddlers: Ben Hughes Jo Jury Tim Grunshaw Will Hand (Buller only) Yates Yates Edited by: Tim Grunshaw

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    • A Tribute to Excellence. A Thank You from Our Town!

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      from Kenneth Wajda Added 1,844 2 1

      The flood waters hit Lyons hit hard on Sept 11, 2013. The leadership of the town proved to be exceptional.

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      • Buckets of Cold Water

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        from David Roller Added 4 0 0

        Noah's real story. Underlying every disaster movie is this story...the great flood. God's response to our evil, and a good man in the middle of the mess.

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        • The Rider And The Storm

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          Timmy Brennan is a New York iron worker who escapes the grind of the city through his true passion, surfing. But when Superstorm Sandy destroys his home in Breezy Point, Timmy loses everything — including his board. As Timmy digs through the ruins of his home day after day, trying to recover lost possessions, he discovers the kindness of strangers and finds solace once again on the ocean. Directed By David Darg & Bryn Mooser Produced By Martha Rogers & Gareth Seltzer Executive Producers Olivia Wilde & Elon Musk Associate Producers Sal Masekela & Jon Vickers Want more great stuff like this: www.RYOT.org Follow us: @RYOTnews on Twitter | RYOTnews on Facebook Equipment: Canon 5DMk3 + GoPro 3

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          • Hurricane Sandy storm surge over NW Atlantic region

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            from Philip Orton Added 329 1 0

            CAPTION Influence of wind and pressure on Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. Winds (arrows) blowing in from the northeast across the Atlantic Ocean during the days preceding Sandy’s landfall started to pile water up against the mid-Atlantic coast. Due to Earth's Rotation (and the "Coriolis Effect") the net flux of water moves to the right of the wind direction. As Sandy itself approached, atmospheric pressure (black lines) gradients from high pressure areas to the the low-pressure center of the storm cause water to rise under the storm, called the "inverse barometer effect". The animation here runs from late Oct. 26 through Sandy’s peak surge onto land at about 10 p.m. on Oct. 29, and beyond. The large image shows storm surge across the region, mapped onto longitude and latitude. The inset graph shows the surge height by the New York City shore at Sandy Hook, N.J., as does the mapped colors (scale bar at far right). Tides are not included in this simulation. CREDITS Sandy storm surge data and animations are from ocean modeling performed by Philip Orton, Alan Blumberg and Nickitas Georgas, of Davidson Laboratory at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Atmospheric forecast model data are from the NOAA National Center for Environmental Prediction Global Forecast System (GFS). Computer modeling was conducted using the City University of New York High Performance Computing Center.

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            • Sandy NYHOPS hindcast of total water elevation, centered on New York City region

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              from Philip Orton Added 198 0 0

              CAPTION Influence of wind and pressure on Hurricane Sandy's total water elevation. Winds (arrows) blowing in from the northeast across the Atlantic Ocean during the days preceding Sandy’s landfall started to pile water up against the mid-Atlantic coast. Due to Earth's Rotation (and the "Coriolis Effect") the net flux of water moves to the right of the wind direction. Here, you can see how the tides peaked at the same time as the storm surge, leading to record-setting flooding at New York City and Northern New Jersey. The animation here runs from late Oct. 26 through the time of Sandy’s peak water elevation on the evening of Oct. 29, and beyond. The inset graph shows the water elevation at New York City's Battery Park, as does the mapped colors (scale bar at far right). CREDITS Sandy storm surge data and animations are from ocean modeling performed by Philip Orton, Alan Blumberg and Nickitas Georgas, of Davidson Laboratory at the Stevens Institute of Technology. The model used is the Stevens Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Model (sECOM), following methods similar to those used in a recent paper [Orton et al 2012; http://personal.stevens.edu/~porton/resources/Orton_etal_JGR12.pdf]. Atmospheric forecast model data (winds, pressure) are primarily from Rutgers University researchers Greg Seroka and Louis Bowers (using the WRF model), though remote areas and earlier days of the simulation are based on the NOAA National Center for Environmental Prediction Global Forecast System (GFS). Computer modeling was conducted using the City University of New York High Performance Computing Center.

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              • Inside Boulder News - Flood Relief Organization

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                This is a video segment from the October 25, 2013 Inside Boulder News. For more videos, visit: BoulderChannel8.com

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                • Please Help Cal-Wood Recover From the Flood!

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                  from Cal-Wood Education Center Added 438 0 0

                  To Donate Now!!! https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=67361 For the past 30 years, Cal-Wood Education Center has connected over 100,000 Front Range youth to the Colorado Mountains through school program and camps at our 1200-acre classroom. You can help us to get back to our core mission of connecting kids to the Colorado Mountains. Introducing students to the outdoors helps them to understand the importance of environmental stewardship, introduces them to a variety of science-based career possibilities, encourages them to play more outside, and encourages their families to explore the great outdoors of Colorado. Alongside the community of Jamestown, the recent flooding has heavily impacted Cal-Wood financially and physically. Specifically, Cal-Wood has had to close their doors because the roads that connect the property to the outside world were impassable. Due to the floods, the Cal-Wood budget has been severely affected by lost revenue and unexpected expenses. Please consider supporting us with a donation. Thank You! https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=67361

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                  • Broken Horse

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                    from Sara Mithra Added 106 3 3

                    This poem film explores the relationship between the labor of the Western frontier and its emotional legacy. Choosing semi-professional archival footage allowed me to present a story of wreckage. Thanks to the Prelinger Archives for providing such a rich trove of creative commons films.

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                    • SCS Fall 2013 Debate: Did God Use Evolution?

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                      This is our video archive from the Fall 2013 debate hosted by Southern California Seminary between noted scientists; Dr. Karl Giberson of Stonehill College and Dr. Randy Guliuzza from the Institute for Creation Research. Dr. Giberson presented the best arguments for Theistic-Evolution and Dr. Guliuzza presented the argument for biblical creation that excludes the possibility of evolution. Find out more @ http://www.socalsem.edu/divisions/center-for-creation-studies

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