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Southwest May Face Megadrought This Century

Southwest May Face 'Megadrought' This Century

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...

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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,...

algae bloom in the west end of Lake Erie
2014-08-07 03:30:50

Frank Jennings, Jr., Glenn Research Center Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are using NASA Glenn remote sensing technology, previously developed for Mars exploration, to learn more about the Lake Erie algal bloom that contaminated water supplies in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan over the weekend. Deploying a hyper-spectral imager and miniature spectrometers aboard Glenn’s S-3 aircraft, which began the flight campaign on August 5, 2014, researchers...

2014-08-06 23:07:21

Award Supports Continued MARACOOS Scientific Ocean Research, Monitor Rising Sea Levels Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today a $50,000 subcontract with Rutgers University to provide site support for six high frequency (HF) radar systems along the Virginia-Maryland coast, as part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) project. With this award, CIT begins its eighth year supporting a...

2014-08-06 16:20:54

Solutions Company to Provide Hydrographic Surveying Services RESTON, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey (OCS) to provide hydrographic surveying services. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year period of performance and a total contract value of...

Gulf of Mexico dead zone
2014-08-06 02:00:11

NOAA Headquarters Mapped size confirms NOAA forecast for an average-sized hypoxia zone this year NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer  — approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2. This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of...

ocean acidification risk index
2014-07-31 02:00:58

NOAA Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research that will be published online in Progress in Oceanography. Many of Alaska’s nutritionally and economically valuable marine fisheries are located in waters that are already experiencing ocean acidification, and will see more in the near future, the study shows. Communities in southeast and southwest Alaska face the...

2014-07-29 12:21:27

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2020 Company LLC (2020), an Acentia company, today announced it was awarded a 5-year, $97.2-million Satellite Mission Operations and Maintenance Support (SMOMS) contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Under this award, 2020 will provide Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) to the Agency's Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). 2020 will...

nuisance flooding
2014-07-29 05:25:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a technical report on Monday revealing that of the top 10 US cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding, eight are on the East Coast. Nuisance flooding causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, and is the result of rising sea levels. Such flooding has increased along all three US...

2014-07-28 23:01:10

A University of New England (UNE) researcher and colleagues have been awarded a $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of winter skates in the monkfish commercial fishery. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 A University of New England(UNE) researcher and colleagues have been awarded a $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of winter skates in the monkfish...

2014-07-21 09:49:35

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Collaborative research team publishes findings in special issue of Ecological Indicators A Florida-based marine research team has developed a unique formal process and modeling framework to help manage South Florida's economically important coastal marine environments. The MARES project (Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting), led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Cooperative Institute...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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