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Introduction to maltaclouds website


This site is primarily a photographic collection of the various cloud species that pass over the Maltese Islands located in the Mediterranean. These photos include an illustrated detailed explanation of the atmospheric conditions that led to the clouds' formation when necessary. A 24-hour cloud forecast and weather warnings/hazards are included in the Home page. This would be especially useful for weather photographers and for the general public to be prepared for weather events (not only for the extreme events but also other hazards such as heavy dew for instance).

I tried to make maltaclouds.net as simple and as intuitive as possible! If there are any difficulties, please let me know here . I hope you like my site as much as I have enjoyed creating it! I would like to thank you very much for visiting.

Favourite cloud quotes:

  • "Clouds come in different shapes, sizes and form. That's why they are mystifying!".
  • "All clouds have a family but no cloud is ever the same. They are just like brothers and sisters!"
  • "The cumulonimbus is the KING of all clouds and the most POWERFUL! Man must owe it respect!"

For school and educational purposes only my website can be referenced as:
Clinton Caruana, 2010. Malta clouds information and photo gallery. [online] Available at: www.maltaclouds.net [Accessed date]

 

About Me

Me taking weather photos

I am Clinton Caruana, the founder of this website, maltaclouds.net. From my early childhood, I was always very keen on the weather. In fact, I find bad weather especially interesting since I remain amazed on how various atmospheric conditions work together or rather clash with each other in order to create beautiful phenomena such as clouds, wind and much more. Hence, I decided to create my own website as a hobby with the sole purpose of exhibiting my own collection of cloud photos under their right species including the other weather-related phenomena that constitute the weather over the Maltese Islands. It is also a tangible showcase of my own IT skills in designing a simple yet detailed and highly-informative website. In fact, maltaclouds.net was launched in February 2010. Prior to launching my own website, I took courses in weather and web-design and was also part of a local weather organization that issues the 5-day and 15-day weather forecasts for its customers (including businesses) and the general public. Currently, I am part-time employed as a weather consultant with a local travel agency (over and above my full-time job within the public service).

One of my weather photographs (entitled Cumulonimbus_capillatus ) competing in the 'EUROPHOTOMETEO Competition' organized by the European Meteorological Society (EMS) was published in the European Meteorological Calendar. This calendar is made by the Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft (DMG) in collaboration with the European Meteorological Society (EMS). A link to my published photograph can be found here. The 'EUROPHOTOMETEO Competition' takes place on a bi-annual cycle and is open to any person who would like to participate.

Notes:

  1. This website is all the works of a single person. Due credit will obviously be given to other peoples' or organizations' weather photos.
  2. Weather photos will be updated at least yearly once the local rainy season is over.

Copyright notice
Photos and all materials on my website are copyrighted. This means that nobody is allowed to use anything on my website for selling, give away, use in email or newsgroups, use in a homepage or otherwise showing to the public without my permission.