Sound and vision blog

01 January 2013

Come Rain or Shine

Cheryl Tipp, Natural Sounds Curator, writes:

32 new field recordings have recently been added to our online Weather collection. All were recorded by long term contributor and Wildlife Sound Recording Society member, Dr Simon Elliott. The majority of his personal archive focuses on species specific recordings but the meteorological behaviour of our planet has not escaped the reach of Simon's microphones. The following audio gems are just a few examples from the collection:

Strong wind buffeting a deer fence on the Isle of Mull, Scotland

http://sounds.bl.uk/Environment/Weather/022M-WA10024XXXXX-0136V0

Deer fence scotland

The approach of a thunderstorm

http://sounds.bl.uk/Environment/Weather/022M-WA10024XXXXX-0057V0

Clouds-summer2007-near-thunderstorm2

A tropical downpour on the Caribbean island of St Lucia

http://sounds.bl.uk/Environment/Weather/022M-WA10024XXXXX-0093V0

Babonneau_rainforest_St_Lucia
To hear more of Simon's recordings, alongside examples from other recordists, please visit Weather. We hope you enjoy these new sounds as much as we do.

(Images: Bill Harrison / Oliver Herold / David Lytle)

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