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2011-02-01 09:42:47

Fresh on the heels of a series of crippling floods that began in December 2010, and a small tropical cyclone, Anthony, this past weekend, the northeastern Australian state of Queensland is now bracing for what could become one of the largest tropical cyclones the state has ever seen. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., captured this infrared image of Yasi on Jan. 31, 2011, at 6:29...

2011-01-25 08:45:25

Technicians from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., completed the installation of thermal blankets on NASA's Aquarius instrument last week, as the Aquarius/Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas (SAC-D) spacecraft continued functional performance tests at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Laborat³rio de Integração e Testes "“ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, or LIT-INPE) in Sáo Jos© dos...

2011-01-14 18:00:00

Building high pressure is expected to make Tropical Storm Vince do a U-turn in the Southern Indian Ocean and take a westward track away from Western Australia. Two instruments on NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Vince's clouds this morning before Vince's forecast U-turn. From its vantage point in space, Aqua passed over Tropical Storm Vince on January 14 at 06:20 UTC (1:20 a.m. EST/2:20 p.m. Australia/Perth time) and the Moderate Resolution Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a...

2011-01-14 08:18:02

The last thing that Queensland, Australia needs is more rainfall after the record-breaking flooding that has been occurring there in the last two months. Now, NASA's Aqua satellite has noticed a low pressure area with signs of tropical development in the Coral Sea ( part of the South Pacific Ocean Basin), between Papua New Guinea and Australia's East Coast. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over System 94P on January 13, 2011 at 0353 UTC, the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument...

2011-01-13 14:48:29

Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, erupted briefly yesterday sending flames and ash hundreds of meters into the air. This image, which was acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's EOS-AQUA satellite, shows the plume of sulphur dioxide currently being carried over the Mediterranean Sea. The data have been processed by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research within the framework of ESA's Data User Element and can be used to warn...

2011-01-10 14:25:00

FORT MYERS, Fla., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqua Beachwear today announced the debut of Smart Sizing®, an easy-to-use online tool designed to help women find swim suits that fit their body style and at the same time appeal to their sense of personal style. Smart Sizing is available on the company's website, www.aquabeachwear.com. In just four clicks, supplying some basic personal information, the shopper is presented a selection of personally sized and styled swim...

2010-12-03 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM) (the "Umami" or "Company") today announced that the Company completed the acquisition of Baja Aqua Farms, Mexico's leading producer of bluefin tuna. In July 2010, The Company acquired 33% interest in Baja Aqua Farms along with an option to acquire an additional 66.98%. Umami exercised their option and the transaction closed with the result that Baja is now a 99.98% owned subsidiary of...

2010-11-17 00:01:06

Aqua Connect Enables HIPPA compliant Remote Access for SpringCharts® EHR. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 Aqua Connect Inc., the provider of the only enterprise grade Mac terminal server, and Spring Medical Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for small- and medium-sized medical practices, today announced a partnership to provide secure remote access for SpringCharts® EHR Mac customers. Aqua Connect and Spring Medical have created a joint solution that...

2010-11-09 11:22:58

Infrared and visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite today hinted that the low pressure area formerly known as Cyclone Jal may have new life soon. Jal has emerged into the warm waters of the Arabian Sea after crossing India this past weekend. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies onboard Aqua captured infrared and visible images of Jal's remnants on Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. local time/India. Today's AIRS imagery hints that circulation is still occurring in Jal's...

2010-10-27 11:55:00

Mention the "A-Train" and most people probably think of the jazz legend Billy Strayhorn or perhaps New York City subway trains "” not climate change. However, it turns out that a convoy of "A-Train" satellites has emerged as one of the most powerful tools scientists have for understanding our planet's changing climate. The formation of satellites "” which currently includes Aqua, CloudSat, Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) and Aura...

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