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Suomi NPP Satellite Data Used for Mitigating Aviation Related Volcanic Hazards

Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic hazards. An aviation "orange" alert was posted on August 18, 2014, for Bárðarbunga,...

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2014-09-23 23:06:59

Firm to provide cyber security services to build and mature NCSC monitoring capabilities Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Sevatec, Inc. (Sevatec) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to manage the complex operational needs of the NOAA Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and the Enterprise Security Oversight Center (ESOC), the key drivers of NOAA’s Information...

2014-09-18 12:22:12

Mating of Modules Creates Main Structure of Critical Weather Satellite DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the company's Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colorado. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites....

lionfish
2014-09-16 03:00:58

Ben Sherman, NOAA Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish, according to a study of 40 species along rocky and artificial reefs off North Carolina by researchers from NOAA and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The findings, reported for the first time, were published in the September issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series. “The results will allow us to...

2014-09-15 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $221 million. This action extends the period of performance of the contract from...

2014-09-10 12:21:18

Northrop Grumman Will Present Extreme Weather Google Hangout on Air MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative(TM). Through this initiative, NOAA formally recognizes Northrop Grumman as a partner who is improving the nation's readiness, responsiveness and overall resilience against extreme weather, water and climate events....

2014-09-05 16:20:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, for the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The JPSS-2 mission is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide global environmental data in low Earth polar...

2014-08-29 16:20:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bright new chapter for bluefin tuna has begun. NOAA Fisheries just issued a strong final amendment Aug. 29 for protecting these giants of the ocean. With the promulgation of implementing regulations, the new amendment will help stop western Atlantic bluefin--and approximately 80 other types of marine wildlife--from unnecessarily dying on surface longlines, fishing gear that is intended primarily for yellowfin tuna and swordfish,...

NASA Global Hawk 872
2014-08-29 03:00:00

Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission. NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission returns to NASA Wallops for the third year to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the...

drought in the southwest
2014-08-29 04:00:16

Melissa Osgood, Cornell University Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century. [ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming? ] The study by Cornell University, University of Arizona and U.S. Geological Survey researchers will be published in a forthcoming issue...

derelict trap
2014-08-29 03:00:01

NOAA Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources -- losses that are largely preventable, according to a newly published NOAA study. The report, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, is the first of its kind to examine the derelict fish trap...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'