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1998\10\25@170202 by Sean Breheny

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>  We were talking about changing scales when inside US embassies, Sean.
>Not on mountaintops or in inclement weather, we were talking indoors.

Oh, sorry, I missed that. Why Mach number or parsecs/sec <G> then? Is there
something more American about those units?!

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>  Besides, we should really be driving just outside the eye, and we
>REALLY need a pitot tube if we're trying to measure AIR speed instead of
>ground speed, folks;  the eye of a hurricane has fairly calm air...

I realize that the eye of a hurricane has very calm air, but I thought that
it also had the lowest pressure in the hurricane(the hurricane is sucking
air out of its center and pushing toward the outside, then coriolis force
yields the rotation). I believe that pressure differences give you unstable
air, low pressure is not enough (think of a regular storm, the rain, etc.
is at the front, on either side of it, its calm).

Pitot tube is a good call, though <G>.

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>  Mark
>

OT has been duely added ;-)

Sean

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1998\10\25@214444 by Mark Willis

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Sean Breheny wrote:
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> >  We were talking about changing scales when inside US embassies, Sean.
> >Not on mountaintops or in inclement weather, we were talking indoors.
>
> Oh, sorry, I missed that. Why Mach number or parsecs/sec <G> then? Is there
> something more American about those units?!

 More American, No.

 More humorous, -hopefully-, as they're, ah, pretty large units of
velocity measure?  (0.3E-12 AU/Sec is a pretty fast velocity, Sean! <G>)

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 You're right on the low pressure, the pitot tube'd handle that (well,
the static port that goes with it should.  Whatever.  This headache's
not fun!)

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 Mark

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