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European Storm Surge Measured By CryoSat
2013-12-09 12:58:42

ESA ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured the storm surge from the recent North Sea storms, as high waters passed through the Kattegat sea between Denmark and Sweden. During 5–6 December, a major storm passed through northern Europe causing flooding, blackouts, grounding flights and bringing road, rail and sea travel to a halt. Since the storm coincided with a period of high tides in the North Sea, there were extremely high sea levels – a ‘storm surge’. In the UK, sea levels...

2013-11-11 12:25:16

Low-power MS5806 ideal for adventure and multi-mode watch applications HAMPTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, has released the low-power MS5806, a compact digital barometric pressure sensor module that operates over an extended pressure range of 10 mBar to 2000 mBar. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131111/PH14323 ) The new sensor's altitude resolution of up to 20 cm makes it ideal for use...

Jason-1 Satellite Decommissioned
2013-07-03 14:48:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 11 years ago, NASA launched the Jason-1 ocean altimetry satellite into orbit in a joint venture with the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The satellite would be used to map sea levels, wave height and wind speed from miles above the ocean's surface. Since that time, one successor satellite, the Jason-2, has been sent into space to supplement this information. The Jason-3 is expected to launch in 2015. Two weeks...

2013-07-03 12:21:08

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The curtain has come down on a superstar of the satellite oceanography world that played the "Great Blue Way" of the world's ocean for 11 1/2 years. The successful joint NASA and Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Jason-1 ocean altimetry satellite was decommissioned this week following the loss of its last remaining transmitter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Launched Dec. 7, 2001, and designed...

Seasat Blazed The Trail For Many Mission
2013-06-28 05:27:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Even if they don't last long, history tends to look fondly upon trailblazers. Thirty-five years ago this week, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) launched an experimental satellite called Seasat, with the mission to study Earth and its seas. An unexpected malfunction ended the mission after just 106 days, leading some to look on the satellite as a failure. Seasat is still in orbit, however, shining in the night sky at magnitude...

2013-06-14 12:28:13

Low-power MS5805 integrates digital pressure sensor with low power ADC HAMPTON, Va., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), a leading global manufacturer in sensor-based measuring of pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity and fluid properties, has released a miniature altimeter with a fast conversion time down to 0.5 ms via an I(2)C interface. The new MS5805 interfaces to virtually any microcontroller for exceptional design...

Sensors For Seafaring Satellite Shipped By NASA
2013-05-23 15:21:07

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Three NASA-built instruments that are integral components of the next in a series of U.S./European ocean altimetry satellites have arrived in France for integration with their spacecraft in preparation for a 2015 launch. Jason-3 will extend the two-decade series of satellites that are tracking global sea level changes and enabling more accurate weather, ocean and climate forecasts. The three instruments are a microwave radiometer and two location-finding...

2013-05-03 23:01:05

Suunto Ambit 2 offers serious memory upgrades, more apps, weather and more features than any other GPS watch, according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Suunto Ambit 2 has just been announced and there are three different models, two of which will be of great interest to those in the military according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "We will honor our 10% US Military discount to all members active and retired", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart...

2013-03-17 23:01:11

Garmin 910XT has been cited as the best ultra-running watch for 2013 by the Heart Rate Watch Company. Suunto Ambit, Garmin fenix and Magellan Switch Up were also contenders. Boeman, MT (PRWEB) March 17, 2013 The Garmin Forerunner 910XT has been voted as the best ultra-running watch for 2013 by the Heart Rate Watch Company testers. "The field of candidates was a lot tougher this year with some new entries like the Magellan Switch Up, which is an excellent ultra watch in its own right, as is...

2013-01-20 23:00:49

The Suunto Ambit GPS watch has been voted the Best Skiing and Mountaineering watch by the Heart Rate Watch Company for the second year running. The company tests the watch in the mountains surrounding Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 Suunto Ambit has been voted the best downhill skiing and mountaineering watch for 2013 by the Heart Rate Watch Company. This is the second consecutive year the watch has received this honor. "Suunto Ambit logs vertical feet, maps, heart...


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2010-11-15 18:22:54

A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...

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