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When Smoke Causes a Fire

Knowing an airplane’s flying characteristics

BY J. MAC MCCLELLAN

AN OPERATING CONTROL TOWER provides many benefits to pilots. Controllers, of course, separate airplanes on the runway and direct taxiing airplanes to avoid conflicts. The controllers also provide you with IFR clearances, or handoffs for radar advisories. The people in the tower also can pass along pilot reports warning of us of wind shear on final that other pilots experienced, or to be alert for poor braking conditions or other runway hazards.

And tower controllers also keep an eye on airplanes departing and arriving and are in the best position to

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Harmless cigarettes: a new myth

Each year, tobacco companies are becoming more difficult to promote their drugs to market. More recently, such a problem they did not have. Serious research on the dangers of smoking, only began in the 60s — for example, the first report of the Surgeon General, in which smoking been named as possible cause of lung and throat cancer, and chronic bronchitis, was published in 1964. Official control of smoking began in the 70's and up to the XXI century was rather sluggish.

But by now the situation has changed. New research has greatly expanded the list of diseases resulting

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The effect of nicotine on the body

What is it?

Humanity smokes from time immemorial. The history of tobacco in the world counts for three thousand years, and in the Russian tobacco was first introduced only as Ivan the Terrible. The struggle with this "sweet" potion internationally active only began in the last century, and there is no clear evidence that the infamous "healthy lifestyle" wins. A huge army of smokers provides guaranteed profits tobacco companies in the world, because, despite all the measures taken by health care organizations in most countries, tobacco is still the most accessible and widely abused drug.

First nicotine from

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Case — Tobacco

In the advertisements of cigarettes cowboys "Marlboro" jump on the prairie, and the wind ruffled manes of their horses. Interestingly, these are the same horse, which kills the drop of nicotine or other nikotinoustoychivye? According to the latest statistics, the world population of more than 1.1 billion smokers. The average smoker makes about 200 puffs a day. It is about 6000 per month, 72 000year.

Today, even a child knows that smoking — health harm, and the Ministry of Health has consistently warned that smoking is dangerous to our health. Lot of diseases and troubles threaten the unfortunate

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Sakurajima volcano in Japan threw a column of smoke and ash height of 4.5 km

September 26, 2013. Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan threw a column of smoke and ash to a height of 4.5 thousand meters, said Thursday Meteorological Administration, Kagoshima Prefecture.

In August, the height column of smoke was 5,000 meters. Scientists have calculated that if the volcano threw out 150,000 tons of ash, which is ten times higher than the average figures.

Previously, the record was considered a release in April 2009, when a column of ash reached 4 thousand meters, and the city of Kagoshima dropped 243 grams of ash per square meter. To clean the city were involved in more

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Grimsvotn volcano eruption in Iceland

Grimsvotn volcano eruption in Iceland, Natural Disasters

This article presents 24 photos of the eruption of the volcano Grimsvotn May 21, 2011. Strong smoke, continued to dissipate over Iceland, Ireland and the UK for 4 days, forced the president of the United States to reduce the length of stay in Dublin and airlines to suspend tourist flights. The eruption of 2011 is the most powerful since 1873.

1) The plane flies over the clouds of smoke after the eruption of May 21, 2011.

2) The image was acquired by satellite Terra May 22, 2011. Clouds of smoke hung over Scotland

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Sakurajima volcano in Japan threw a column of smoke to a height of more than 3 km

July 10, 2013. Waking up on Wednesday on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu Sakurajima volcano threw a column of smoke and ash to a height of 3400 meters, the reported meteorological office Kagoshima Prefecture.

Wind carries the volcanic ash towards the city Tarumidzu Kagoshima Prefecture, experts fear its impact on the residents of the city when the eruption will take protracted.

This is the third highest column of smoke in the history of observations of the volcano. The most powerful eruption occurred in 2009, when the volcano threw a column of smoke to a height of more than

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Russian satellite observes fires in Syria

Syria burns. Above it is now clear sky, black smoke rises from the many kilometers altitude, and become visible even from space.

Syria

Animation for October 10: 3 mb.

Weather satellite Elektro-L is located in geostationary orbit at an altitude of 36 thousand kilometers and takes the Earth every 30 minutes with a resolution of 1 km per pixel. This allows us to observe the developments in the dynamics. The orange color in the picture — it’s green spaces, and they look orange because of the use of light in the chamber satellite near-infrared filter instead

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Russian satellite observes fires in Syria

Syria burns. Above it is now clear sky, black smoke rises from the many kilometers altitude, and become visible even from space.

Syria

Animation for October 10: 3 mb.

 

Weather satellite Elektro-L is located in geostationary orbit at an altitude of 36 thousand kilometers and takes the Earth every 30 minutes with a resolution of 1 km per pixel. This allows us to observe the developments in the dynamics. The orange color in the picture — it's green spaces, and they look orange because of the use of light in the chamber satellite

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Chilean volcano continues to smoke

Chilean volcano continues to smoke Danger Zone

Volcano Puyehue-Cordon in Chile does not cease to produce a large amount of ash more than 6 months after the eruption, which occurred June 4, 2011. According to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program, in late November the crater were observed plumes of smoke high 2.3-2.5 km, making it difficult for the railroad led to the delay and cancellation of flights from Uruguay.

In the picture of the traveler Terra from November 25, 2011, is seen as a cloud drifted hundreds of kilometers in the direction of Argentina and the Atlantic Ocean. Image is

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