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Thompson Ridge Fire In New Mexico
2013-06-03 18:13:08

NASA NASA´s Aqua satellite captured an image of a large light-brown colored plumes of smoke from two large fires burning in New Mexico: the Thompson Ridge Fire (left) and the Tres Lagunas Fire (right). Inciweb reported that the Thompson Ridge Fire is located in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, located about two miles northeast of La Cueva, New Mexico. The fire is reported to be human-caused, and started on May 31, 2013. So far, 1,906 acres have burned in the Preserve. The...

Tres Lagunas Fire Burning In New Mexico
2013-06-03 18:08:37

NASA NASA´s Aqua satellite captured an image of a large light-brown colored plume of smoke blowing east-southeast from the Tres Lagunas Fire burning in New Mexico. On June 3, the smoke is forecast to blow in a more northerly and easterly direction, affecting Las Vegas, I-25 and surrounding communities. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite has infrared capabilities that can detect heat from the various wildfires. This...

2013-05-01 23:01:55

Nitech releases the Aqua Bed Warmer Safe Bed Heating System, which uses hot water circulation, instead of electric wires, to heat beds. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 Nitech, Inc. has made the Aqua Bed Warmer available for purchase online at Amazon.com. The Aqua Bed Warmer is a non-electric bed heating system, which includes a water heater and mattress pad. When activated, the Aqua Bed Warmer water heater pumps hot water through the mattress pad, heating up the bed. According to Nitech...

Remnants Of Cyclone Tim Fading Near Southeastern Queensland Seen By NASA
2013-03-19 08:28:09

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Infrared satellite imagery tells the temperature of the cloud tops within a tropical cyclone as well as the sea surface temperatures around the storms. A recent infrared image from NASA's Aqua satellite showed very little strength in the remnants of ex-cyclone Tim offshore from southeastern Queensland. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Cyclone Tim on March 18 at 0355 UTC (March...

Slow-moving Tropical Depression Sonamu Being Wathced by NASA
2013-01-09 13:28:08

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Depression Sonamu has been consistently slow moving over the last couple of days, and that has not changed. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the stubborn storm lingering in the South China Sea, and it still contained some strong thunderstorms. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression Sonamu on Jan. 8 at 0641 UTC (1:41 a.m. EST/U.S.), the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard took an infrared...

Major Midwestern Snowstorm Seen In Infrared Light By NASA
2012-12-21 17:01:31

NASA NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing data on the powerful low pressure area that dropped more than a foot of snow in some Midwestern states and prompted many warnings and weather advisories. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image, while NOAA's GOES-13 satellite data was compiled into an animation that showed the movement of the storm system. On Dec. 21 at 0729 UTC (2:29 a.m. EST), the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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