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天兔亂中秋 週四海警.週五陸警

輕颱天兔路徑潛勢預報。 圖/擷自氣象局

輕颱天兔路徑潛勢預報。
圖/擷自氣象局


天兔龜速行 周四北東賞月靠運氣天兔颱風從生成到現在移動速度相當緩慢,平均時速不到十公里,也因為如此他有更多的時間可以在海上吸收更多的能量,現在強度持續增強中,暴風圈也持續擴大,提醒大家未來幾天一定要多加留意颱風動態,至於周四就是中秋節了,北部及東北部地區恐怕都會是多雲有零星陣雨的天氣,恐怕是不適合烤肉及賞月的活動的,不過在新竹以南天氣狀況就不錯了,見到美麗的月光機率很高喔目前天兔颱風距離台灣鵝鑾鼻東南方大約1100公里海面上,持續以非常緩慢的速度朝西北西前進,因為走得速度太慢了,所以影響台灣的時間又往後延一些,


最接近台灣的時間是落在周五下半天到周日上半天,要等到周日下半天才會逐漸遠離台灣,而週四颱風的外圍雲系就會為桃園以北、基隆北海岸及宜蘭、花蓮帶來間歇陣雨,而周五颱風更靠近之後,北部、東部、以及屏東越晚風雨越明顯,周六影響最大,周日午後才會逐漸遠離,由於現在颱風持續在海上增強,接近台灣時已經是中度颱風等級,帶來的風勢及雨勢都會非常明顯,所以提醒北部、東半部及南部地區的網友們一定要趁現在趕緊做好防颱準備。至於周四中秋節,很多人很擔心是不是會因為颱風而沒辦法賞月或烤肉,現在看來除了桃園以北、基隆北海岸、宜蘭及北花蓮有零星陣雨之外,其他地區都是多雲時晴有機會見到月光的好天氣,所以周四的賞月指數:北部、東北部地區多雲有陣雨,見到月亮的指數約2顆星,要見到月光得要碰運氣,而中南部地區雲中帶月好天氣,見到月亮的指數約4-5顆星。

墨西哥固態雨|水種子|靈感來自尿布

固體雨 看上去像糖,它的售價為每磅25美元。如果你是一個有點懷疑其製造商的要求,我們可以理解。這個墨西哥的產品,它標榜自己是一個奇蹟粉,可以解決世界上的乾旱問題。

但放心:固體雨是非常真實的,而且非常有效。
固體雨的發明者,塞爾吉奧耶穌波多黎各貝拉斯科,是墨西哥的化學工程師,花了幾十年的努力,以減輕國家的乾旱問題。他最初的靈感來自於-如何最小的空間吸收大量液體的嬰兒尿布。
這是基本的過程使用實心雨 – 它是一種高吸水性聚合物,聚丙烯酸鉀,泡水其原始大小的500倍。整整一公升水,可以吸收在短短的10克固體雨,它轉換成一個厚厚的,半透明的凝膠。然後,水可以被保留長達一年,它不會蒸發,跑入土壤或去任何地方,直到它的消耗由植物的根。想想它像一個小水庫膠囊。


在過去的10年裡,該產品的主要廣告是墨西哥農民之間的口碑。
該公司去年秋天把它賣掉在美國獲得批准。但到目前為止,他們還沒有取得多大進展。岡薩雷斯說:怪天氣。如果固體雨剛剛獲得批准之前遇到嚴重乾旱,銷售量更能勢如破竹。但今年(2013)洪水氾濫,造成無市場需求,幹。
當然,節約用水是一個聰明的發揮什麼樣的天氣,固體雨正試圖擴大其目標市場上超越農民。其網站針對高爾夫球場草坪的業主和房東,特別是在水資源貧乏的西南地區。聖地亞哥居民帕特里夏·洛倫佐說,固體雨已經在她的草坪上做了見證,她原先每週自動灑水器45分鐘到六分鐘。現在她家的花園(無花果樹,玉米,香草盒),4月以來只澆水四次。
洛倫佐固體雨還有一個附帶好處:它可以防止在土壤中的營養物質被沖走。弗蘭克·托雷斯,前綠豆在墨西哥錫那羅亞州的農民,用固體雨,即使在乾旱區域也不是個大問題。“過往每次澆水給植物會讓土壤中的氮被沖走,”托雷斯說。“現在所有的營養物質被吸收到根部。
Solid Rain brings relief to drought stricken Mexico Video Reuters

Solid Rain looks like sugar, and it sells for $25 a pound. And if you’re a bit skeptical of its maker’s claims, we understand. This Mexican product, which bills itself as a miracle powder that could solve the world’s drought problems, seems like it belongs right alongside magic beans and Herbalife on the “I wasn’t born yesterday” spectrum.


But rest assured: Solid Rain is very real, and very effective.
Solid Rain’s inventor, Sergio Jésus Rico Velasco, is a Mexican chemical engineer who spent decades trying to mitigate his country’s drought issues. His initial inspiration for Solid Rain was baby diapers, an item that absorbs lots of liquid in a minimal space.
That’s the basic process used by Solid Rain — it’s a highly absorbent polymer called potassium polyacrylate, which soaks in water up to 500 times its original size. A whole liter of water can be absorbed in just 10 grams of Solid Rain, which converts into a thick, translucent gel. The water is then retained for up to a year, and it will not evaporate, run off into the soil or go anywhere until it’s consumed by a plant’s roots. Think of it like a little powdered reservoir.

圖文/http://modernfarmer.com/2013/07/powdered-water-just-add-water/
The Mexican government conducted a one-season sample study on farmers in the semi-arid state of Hidalgo. Side-by-side, farm plots showed up to 300 percent increases in crop yield when Solid Rain was used. For instance, the comparison of oatmeal showed a huge jump in yields — 2500 kg per hectare in fields without Solid Rain versus 5000 kg per hectare in fields with it. Sunflowers were 1000 kg per hectare versus 3000 kg. And bean yields went through the roof, with a difference of 450 kg per hectare versus 3000 kg.
Solid Rain has been nominated twice for a Global Water Award by the Stockholm International Water Institute, it received the Ecology and Environment award from the Fundacion Miguel Aleman, and it’s been used in Mexico for a decade. But chances are, you’ve never heard of it until now. That may be simply a failure in marketing.
For the last 10 years, the product’s main advertising was word-of-mouth amongst Mexican farmers. “It was a pretty grassroots operation,” says Edwin Gonzalez, Vice President of the Solid Rain company. “There wasn’t any real marketing.”
The company just gained approval to sell it in the U.S. last fall. But so far, they haven’t made much headway here. Gonzalez says: blame the weather. If Solid Rain had just gained approval before or during last year’s killer droughts, he thinks it could’ve sold like gangbusters — and saved untold crops in the process. But with this year’s flooding, the market has been a bit, well, dry
Of course, water conservation is a smart play in any kind of weather, and Solid Rain is trying to expand its target market beyond farmers. Its website targets golf course owners and homeowners with lawns, especially in the water-starved Southwest. San Diego resident Patricia Lorenzo says Solid Rain has done wonders on her lawn; she’s cut her weekly sprinkler time from 45 minutes to just six minutes. She also only had to water her home garden (fig trees, corn, an herb box) four times since April.
Lorenzo also touts a side benefit of Solid Rain: it prevents nutrients in the soil from washing away. Frank Torres, a former green bean farmer in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, used Solid Rain even though drought wasn’t a big issue in his area. Still, he said yields increased by about 50 percent. “Nitrogen wasn’t washing away every time we watered the plants,” Torres said. “All the nutrients were absorbed into the roots.”