Posts Tagged ‘Terra’

Wow, NASA’s Photo of Cloud Vortices from Isla Socorro, The Academy of Sciences’ Tiny Island Off of Mexico

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Here’s a shot from outer space showing how a tiny volcanic island can affect cloud formations a hundred miles away…

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“May 25, 2010 at 17 :35 UTC

Cloud vortices off Isla Socorro, North Pacific

Satellite: Terra

To see the full image go to: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4641459959

NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

To learn more about MODIS go to: rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?latest

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.”


PROCEEDINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Fourth Series Vol. XIX, No. 2, pp. 7-12
June 4, 1930
II
MARINE MOLLUSCA OF THE REVILLAGIGEDO ISLANDS, MEXICO
BY A. M. STRONG AND G. D. HANNA

This report properly constitutes a part of the records of the
expedition of the California Academy of Sciences of 1925 to
various west Mexican islands.^ The collecting of marine mol-
lusca was placed in the hands of Eric K. Jordan and G. D.
Hanna who had a special request from Dr. W. H. Dall to do
the task as thoroughly as possible at Clarion and Socorro
islands. It appears that no previous visitors to these little-
frequented places had brought back more than a scattering of
shells and these were not sufficient to permit the detennination
of the relationships of the group. Indeed, Dr. Dall was led
to suppose from the few he had seen from Clarion Island’ that
an Indo- Pacific fauna was dominant there. Stearns^ in 1894
stated that: “Of Socorro, the principal island of the more
distant Revillagigedo group, we know but little or nothing.
It was visited several years ago by Grayson, the ornithologist.

For a general account of this expedition, see Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, vol. 15, no. I, pp. 1-113, pis. 1-10, text figs. 1-7, March 30, 1926. Various technical reports based upon the collections obtained have appeared subsequently.”

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The New Michelin Guide is Here! The New Bay Area Michelin Guide is Here for 2011! (And Chez Panisse is Off The List :())

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Here they are, the best restaurants in the Bay Area for 2011, below.

Carolyn Alburger is all over this situation already at Eater SF as is Paolo Lucchesi at The Inside Scoop, as is Jay Barmann at GrubStreet SF.

2011 MICHELIN GUIDE SAN FRANCISCO STARRED RESTAURANTS (“N” DENOTES A NEW STARRED RESTAURANT)
Three Michelin stars mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey. One always eats here extremely well, sometimes superbly.  Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients.
Two Michelin stars mean excellent cuisine, worth a detour. Skillfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding quality.
One Michelin star means a very good restaurant in its category. A place offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard.
Ame
Applewood (Guerneville) (N)
Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford)
Aziza
Baumé (Palo Alto) (N)
Bouchon (Yountville)
Boulevard
Campton Place (N)
Chez TJ
Commis
The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton
Dio Deka (Los Gatos) (N)
étoile (Yountville)
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant (Forestville)
Fleur de Lys
Frances (N)
Gary Danko
La Folie
La Toque (Napa)
Luce
Madera (Menlo Park) (N)
Madrona Manor (Healdsburg)
Masa’s
Mirepoix (Windsor) (N)
Murray Circle (Sausalito)
One Market
Plumed Horse (San Jose)
Quince
Redd (Yountville)
Saison (N)
Santé (Sonoma)
Solbar (Calistoga)
Spruce (N)
Terra (St. Helena)
Ubuntu (Napa)
The Village Pub (Woodside)
Wakuriya (San Mateo)
(N)
All the deets, after the jump
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