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FAREWELL TO EUROPES

LAST ELECTRA

Atlantic Airlines has recently bid farewell to its last airworthy

Lockheed L188 Electra – the final example flying in Europe.

The carrier acquired its flrst Electra in

November 1993 and went on to become

Europe’s largest operator of the type. The type was contracted to fly for TNT, DHL and Royal Mail, as well as undertaking ad hoc cargo charters. At the peak of the company’s activities with the Electra

(between 1998 and 2007) it was flying seven examples. However in later years, as spares became harder to find, the fleet was reduced until only two airframes remained

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The flagship of the Black Sea Fleet missile cruiser Moskva cruise missile hit a training target in the Atlantic

Mezhflotskogo squadron flagship of the Russian Navy missile cruiser "Moskva" performed in the Atlantic Ocean cruise missile firing on surface of the educational purpose. This was reported by Itar-Tass news service of the Black Sea Fleet, Captain First Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev.

Photo: ITAR-TASS

"Guards missile cruiser" Moskva "performed in the Atlantic Ocean cruise missile firing of the main complex on the simulator surface target. Cruise missile hit the target," — said Trukhachev. According to him, the objective control was involved naval helicopter Ka-27PS, whose crew confirmed the success of the shooting. Also in the course

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Pacific hurricane Barbara could become the Atlantic hurricane Andrea

Hurricane "Barbara" over Central America, 19:30 GMT, May 29, 2013 © Sputnik «Agua» | MODIS / NASA

June 1, 2013. "Barbara", a tropical storm the eastern Pacific Ocean, has ceased to exist, but still retains the potential to get a new life as the first Atlantic tropical cyclone. By typing a hurricane category 2, May 29 "Barbara" hit Mexico near Acapulco and brought to the state of Chiapas to 407 mm of rain in 18 hours. The storm intensified in a remarkably short time, having risen from depression to a hurricane in just 21 chas.Uragan "Barbara" over Central

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In the Atlantic, was born Andrea

June 6, 2013. In the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday formed a first of the season tropical storm, named "Andrea". As experts from the National Center for monitoring hurricanes, winds its epicenter at 64 kilometers per hour. Currently the storm is in the Gulf of Mexico, 500 kilometers south-west of Tampa (Fla.) and moves to the north, in the direction of the Florida peninsula, with a speed of 5 miles per hour. As expected, the "Andrea" reach land today and will bring heavy showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds.

According to preliminary estimates, the oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico,

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Record the onslaught of hurricanes

June 27. Atlantic Hurricane Season 2012 has hardly begun, and already set a record. Fortunately, the achievement of the season is not the exorbitant rates of wind, the destruction and the number of casualties. Season unusual in that it has begun intense than usual. One after the other in the Atlantic formed several depressions that have fallen into the category of tropical storms. Now the sea is raging for the fourth of them — "Debbie". "Observations of the hurricanes have been conducted since 1851, and the first time in half a century, just four tropical storms have formed in the

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The African dust and its role in the formation of Atlantic hurricanes

African dust over the Mediterranean, 8:40 GMT, June 8, 2013 © Sputnik "Terra» | NASA

June 16, 2013. Because of persisting over Europe long deep area of low pressure throughout May in North Africa turned out to be very dusty. African dust lifted by frequent storms in the Sahara Desert, disseminated both in Europe and in the Atlantic.

This spring, we have regularly reported on the "feathers" African dust over the Mediterranean Sea and the South over Europe. But now, due to the beginning of the season of tropical storms in the Atlantic, it's time to talk about

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Gabriel is going to Canada

September 12, 2013. Tropical storm "Gabriel" continues to move north in the western Atlantic, and is projected to Western meteorologists, its direction will not change until the end of the week.

A tropical storm named "Gabriel", was formed on the night of September 5, near the island of Puerto Rico, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong gusts of wind. Later, the storm weakened into a tropical depression, but again gained momentum on Tuesday morning.

"Gabriel" was held in the vicinity of Bermuda: The islands were declared a storm warning canceled part of the flight, suspended ferry services. On Tuesday

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Off the coast of Portugal, a new subduction zone

June 18, 2013. Geologists at Monash University in Melbourne, a study was conducted that showed that the Atlantic coast of Portugal passes the formation of a new active subduction zone. Earlier passive margin south-western outskirts of Iberian lithospheric plate and the bottom of the ocean begin to interact.

As is usually the case with subduction, one lithospheric plate sinks beneath the second and goes deeper into the Earth's mantle. These tectonic changes near to Portugal suggest that over time, the area will decrease the Atlantic Ocean, and Europe will be much closer to North America. So far, geologists say,

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Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico

June 19, 2013. Tropical storm "Barry» (Barry) was formed Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Center hurricane warning the United States.

At the moment, the storm is located 115 kilometers north-east of the Mexican city of Veracruz. Wind gusts reached 65 miles per hour.

This is the second tropical storm that formed in the Atlantic in the current hurricane season. The first was storm "Andrea", a collapsed in early June on the coast of Florida.

Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. Tropical storm is given a name when wind speed

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Hurricane frequency depends on air purity

June 25, 2013. A group of researchers from the meteorological centers Hadley conducted studies on the relationships between the frequency and intensity of storms and air quality, and came to very interesting results. As the researchers found, the efforts of people to make the air cleaner does not always have a positive impact on the mitigation of hurricanes or to prevent their formation.

It has long been known that in the modern atmosphere is a certain amount of solid particles of a certain size, for example, waste aerosols from industrial facilities or home-types of human activity. It is these aerosols

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