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2014-06-12 23:09:03

Former NASA and NOAA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Discusses Food, Water and Energy Security on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Global Radio Show Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Nothing is more important than food security to the safety and economy of the United States and the rest of the world, according to Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. Obviously, no country can survive without...

Food Security Boosted By ESA’s Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity Mission
2014-05-22 03:16:39

ESA ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine. The US Department of Agriculture use satellite images and soil moisture data to help identify abnormal weather that may affect the production and yield of crops. Using this information, they publish monthly...

2014-05-21 23:15:47

KatRisk (http://www.KatRisk.com), a leading provider of natural catastrophe risk models and data, is pleased to announce the release of unprecedented high resolution flood risk data covering the entire lower 48 United States. This new flood risk data allows insurance and financial companies, as well as home and business owners, to gain a full understanding of flood risk for individual sites across the entire country. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The KatRisk data extends beyond FEMA...

2014-05-21 23:06:35

FracTest, the pioneer and leader in hydrogeologic modeling near oil and gas activity has released a white paper outlining the benefits of modeling and monitoring groundwater quality online. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The paper, titled “Fractest: Innovative hydrogeological modeling for risk assessment of groundwater quality in areas engaged in unconventional drilling,” authored by Dr. Zac Hildenbrand of Inform Environmental outlines the merits of FracTest’s software and...

2014-05-21 23:02:00

Mr. Kraemer, of Aqualocate, has recently modernized the circuitry of the original system and converted some circuitry to firmware which allows for deeper imaging at a faster rate with improved overall accuracy of the depth, yield and thickness estimates before a water well is drilled. The new improved unit [GF6] has recently become available and weighs less than one fourth the weight of the original system. Lakewood, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Mr. Kraemer, of Aqualocate, has recently...

2014-05-19 12:23:52

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents of St. Petersburg, Florida have lost control over the management of hazardous waste from shooting ranges. Their main water transmission line, which is 90 years old, runs through a gun range that's contaminated with lead. Regulators say that 60 years of target practice at The Skyway Gun Club contaminated the soil, groundwater, and surface water at Sawgrass Lake with about 10,000 tons of spent lead shot. In 2000,...

winter river
2014-05-19 08:27:27

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown that the amount of water flowing through rivers is directly affected by the amount of snowfall received. Less snowfall means the rivers will discharge less water, according to a recent study by PhD student Wouter Berghuijs and Dr Ross Woods, senior lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. Along with a colleague from Delft University of...

2014-05-16 23:09:17

New Technologies Leading to More Efficiency (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 An often overlooked issue that still plagues humanity today is the need for clean water for drinking, and irrigating farms across the world. Humanity has always populated areas where water resources were rich for growing crops and daily use. This is likely the reason for early modern settlements on the Nile river and other water rich ancient areas. People are able to live in areas that were off limits even a few decades ago...

Better Ocean Stewardship Called For By Researchers
2014-05-16 03:21:48

Nova Southeastern University NSU researcher joins colleagues to urge caution when exploring/exploiting deep oceans It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our own planet's oceans. That especially applies to the deepest parts of our oceans – depths that are 200 meters or deeper. Researchers from organizations around the world who specialize in studying and exploring the deepest regions of our oceans have come together to pen a cautionary...

CHIRPS rainfall dataset
2014-05-16 06:16:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that it has become a widely accepted practice to use modern weather satellites to monitor terrestrial rainfall, establishing a reliable context for relating space-based rainfall observations to current and historical ground-based rainfall data has been difficult. A team of researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a new dataset that can be used for environmental...


Latest Hydrology Reference Libraries

Endorheic Basin
2013-04-18 22:40:14

An endorheic basin, from the Ancient Greek endon, meaning “within” and rhein, meaning “to flow”, is a closed drainage basin that holds onto water and does not allow outflow to other external bodies of water, such as oceans or rivers, but joins instead into lakes or swamps, seasonal or permanent, that equilibrate via evaporation. Basins such as these might also be referred to as closed or terminal basin or as internal drainage systems. Usually, water that has built up in a drainage...

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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2009-07-06 18:07:31

A drainage divide, water divide, divide, or watershed is the line that separates neighboring drainage basins. In flat country the divide may be invisible (just a notional line on the ground either side of which water starts its journey to different waterways). While, in hilly country, the divide lies along peaks and ridges. Drainage divides are important geographical, and sometimes political boundaries. Roads and railways often follow divides to minimize slopes and marshes and rivers....

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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