Tudorache George-Stelian, Ionac Nicoleta, Maco Bogdan and Manea Ancuța
The metadata are defined as the informations behind the data. The purpose of the metadata in meteorological activity is to represent where, when, how and by whom meteorological data has been obtained, colected and recorded. Ideally, a comprehensive metadata base should contain records of all changes that have occured throughout the entire period in which the meteorological station has functioned, the so called „station history”. This paper renders the preliminary results of the analysed wind parameter values (percentages of wind calm and wind frequency) for the time period between 1961 and 2015 at Iași meteorological station. The data were analysed based on various historical metadata information (e.g. the emergence of new construction(s) around the station, relocation of the station, changes in the equipment used to measure the wind etc.), information that may influence the wind parameters measured at Iași weather station.
This paper aims to present the evolution of the meteorological terminology, from the 17th century Grigore Ureche’s chronicle and bishop Amfilohie Hotiniul's manuscript on Physics (Moldavia, late 18th Century) to the mid 19th century writings of Teodor Stamati (Moldova) and Julius Barasch (Wallachia), also considering pop science literature, newspapers, such as “Albina Românească” and weather superstitions published in various calendars, and disputed by intelectuals like Mihail Kogălniceanu.
Quayside container crane is a kind of large dimension steel structure, which is the major equipment used for lifting container at modern ports. With the aim to ensure the safety and reliability of the crane under seismic loads, an anti-seismic device is designed. To validate the efficiency and reliability of the anti-seismic device, elastic-plastic time history analysis under rare seismic intensity is carried out. And the results of elastic-plastic time history analysis when the crane installed anti-seismic device and uninstalled the device are compared.