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Why look at StuffintheAir?  This website sets out to explain modern meteorological processes and techniques.  It addresses scientific concepts and provides definitions and descriptions of certain weather concepts.

Not just a Hippy Dippy Weather Man

What's interesting to see here and how do I find it? Look to the column of short titles on the left.  Each one is a link to a webpage detailing the subject. And then each page provides links to many additional pages providing further detail on the sub-topic titled in the text for each link.  You will see see this list in the same position on almost every page on the website.

Please also note one near the bottom of left-column links entitled "Site Map".  It takes you to a complete and organized listing of the major weather (and related science) pages on Stuff in the Air.  Since the website now has over a thousand pages, a complete listing of the entire list on a single page would be impractical.

A number of these web pages include photographs and access to physical science articles.  You can find them on the website and, at one time, subscribing to the newsletter, Blowin’ in the wind (See a link to the archives on the right).  When the newsletter was being published you could have collected scientific and related information on a regular basis.

Also find a detailed list of photos and links to more pictures. They would include:

  • Snow and cloud pictures
  • ecosystems and polution pictures
  • smog pictures
  • ocean pictures
  • forest pictures
  • fog and atmosphere pictures
  • picture of toxic wastes

And to be added,

  • el nino pictures
  • ozone layer pictures
  • other meteorological and environmental pictures   
  • more pictures of of  the StuffintheAir staff (me).  

Wanna see 'em all at once?  Go to Google and type site:stuffintheair.com, then click the word "images" at the top.  You should see hundreds.  Click on any one of them to view its entire page. 

Weather Man Online

This weather man created this business for the use of students learning about weather and exploring options for a career in meteorology.  Educators of such students and other members of the public may find answers to important questions as well.

You may think of my rudimentary explanations as kid meteorology. In other words, they do not rely on complicated mathematics to get the point across. Some pages even offer lesson plan ideas for teachers of young students.

The qualitative descriptions provide a synoptic (big-picture) look look at a very technical subject, enabling readers to understand the concepts regardless of their scientific background.

Where more technical detail is appropriate, supplemental links are provided to outside sources where university math formulae may be used.

Other links provide easy access to additional drawings and photographs. These include informative graphics such as satellite images, radar and other concrete examples.

A third type of connection from most pages is an affiliate or advertising link. This is how I earn enough money from this effort to keep it going.

Interested readers purchase the products and services offered by the merchants who fulfill orders and requests in good faith.  Do not feel obligated (I'm sure you won't) to place any order.  But you may find some of these interesting nonetheless.

If your private or personal information is of concern, please check the privacy policy accessible from the bottom of the purple links on the left.

This was the 32nd page added to a site of over a thousand that now gets thousands of visits every day. This weather man built it from scratch.

Thank you for your interest. Here is a quick link to the air homepage.  Need to see the privacy policy of this website? Check, also, the row of links near the bottom of each webpage.

Chief, cook and bottle-washer: There is no Us in About Us, really

What is the weather man company name? Stuff in the Air

Initiated: February, 2003.

The name of the weather man:

Barry J. Lough, B.Sc., P.Phys., 
P.Met., EP
47 Riverstone Close SE
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2C 4B8
Main Phone: (403) 203-0833

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I have a B. Sc. in physics and meteorology, so I can apply physics formulae to weather and related environmental problems when needed.

I earned this degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. It was one of the Canadian universities system's three meteorology schools at the time.

My meteorology jobs have included the Environment & Climate Change Canada weather forecasts division.  I have mostly worked in air quality modeling in Canada, in various environmental consulting jobs.  Your friendly weather man was then employed in the air group, regulatory and compliance consultants at the Calgary office of SEACOR Environmental, then Duke Energy Gas Transmission and now Calvin Consulting Group Ltd. (i.e. CCGL) in Calgary.

If your company has important air quality needs to fulfill such as dispersion modelling modeling and regulatory compliance or reporting,  reach Barry at this office.  Please call 403-547-7557.

For detailed information from my resume, please see this page and scroll down about half-way. If you seek a detailed personality profile based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (ENTP), read my summary on the cartoon scientist webpage.

I like to entertain and have occasionally thought about becoming a television weather man.

Probably not like this one

Have a good laugh, though:

I am 55 (in 2021) and married with two daughters. When I am not on the job, music industry is on my mind. I am a part-time musician on keyboard and vocals with Back in the Day, a 60's, 70's and 80's rock cover band.  I have also played drums in Calgary's non-profit Calysto Steelband. I grow my company to provide wanted information for the net public plus supplemental income for my family and, eventually, employment for others.

Here is an example of playing, if this interests you:

...and the Youtube channel homepage is at https://www.youtube.com/user/radiosonde1/featured

Here is a photograph of me performing in a Karaoke bar in Barbados, back in February 2004. The microphone is in my left hand.

Barry Lough

This is one of our Calysto Steelband pictures, published in the local newspaper shortly after that trip.

Calysto Steelband Calgary

Miscellaneous Information

Here is a new page to give you quick access to Google internet searches. Use it for either the whole internet or this site;.

Guitar Ray (a musician/college buddy of mine who supplied some of the photos used on this website)

He's not a weather man, but the author of this poem:

And the Sun and the Moon and the Stars and the Sky

And the Sun and the Moon and the Stars and the Sky
When the bolide approaches some will cry.

And the Comets and the Meteoroids and the Dust and the Space
Astronomers view objects in this infinite chaotic place.

And the Rockets and the Satellites and the Stations and the Shuttle
The elite will disappear and the rest be left to cuddle.

And the Saints and the Demons and the Devil and the God
An unexpected coming and we may join Queen Maud.

And the Protons and the Neutrons and the Electrons
...and the Doctor Thomson
Our knowledge is elementary my dear Watson.

And the Protista and the Fungi and the Monera and the Plantae
Our ancestors survived mass extinctions in the kingdom Animalia.

And the Spared and the Warred and the Cared and the Scared
In Doctor Einstein's universe E=mc².

And the Inventions and the Technology and the Weapons and the Tools
Could a spaceship be big enough to fit all the fools?

When the bolide approaches some may have fun.
And the Sky and the Stars and the Moon and the Sun

~Raymond C. Roberts

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