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America Needs A National Weather Commission
2012-09-28 10:20:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An expert panel called on Congress yesterday to create the first U.S. Weather Commission to help guide policymakers to leverage weather expertise across government and the private sector. The goal is to better protect lives and businesses during weather events that could conceivably cost billions of dollars. "The nation must focus its weather resources on the areas of greatest need in order to keep our economy competitive and provide...

2011-06-28 08:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System team has successfully tripled the bandwidth on the Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN)/NOAAPort, the primary vehicle through which hydrometeorological forecasting products are provided to the National Weather Service's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS). Serving more than 130 weather forecast offices and river forecast centers The SBN expansion...

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2011-06-23 08:00:22

Data products from the Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI) developed by the NRL Spacecraft Engineering Department and Space Science Division were officially transitioned for use in operational systems at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) on June 9, 2011. After extensive validation of the SSULI sensor software and derived atmospheric specification, the Air Force Weather Agency received a formal letter from the Defense Weather Systems Directorate (DWSD) at the Air Force Space and...

2011-06-22 05:00:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) engineers have completed installation of a XLS-band antenna at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam that will allow military commanders to receive real time weather information for operational use. This is one in a series of six installations around the globe under the U.S. Air Force MARK IVB program with remaining antennas to be installed in Kuwait and Hawaii by October. (Photo:...

2011-01-24 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) has been awarded the American Meteorological Society Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation. The citation from the Council of the AMS commends WDT "for ten years of exceptional service in transferring innovative science and technologies from research and development to customer-focused operational meteorological products and services." (Logo:...

2010-10-14 08:45:00

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central, a global leader in weather information delivery, has been selected as the new worldwide provider of weather products by NDrive Navigation Systems, SA. NDrive provides navigation services to mobile platforms around the world. Under the agreement, NDrive will integrate real-time Weather Central location-based weather services with NDrive navigation software distributed in more than 40 countries for delivery on Apple®,...

2009-11-19 14:00:00

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central, LLC, provider of state-of-the-art broadcast weather, news, traffic, and sports solutions, is pleased to announce that it is providing critical weather data to developers and information workers. Weather Central is the first weather services provider to work with Microsoft Corp. on the Microsoft codename Dallas initiative and has worked extensively with Microsoft on past broadcast and online solutions that are currently viewed by...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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