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2014-10-28 23:01:56

A groundbreaking technological development has been recognized this month with one of the world’s most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources. The research team, including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, has developed a way to use GPS to measure soil moisture, snow depth, and vegetation water content. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Groundbreaking work by a group of Boulder scientists has been recognized this month with one of the...

2014-10-23 12:23:05

Sharing the beauty of our oceans and Great Lakes: a photo every day and a video every week SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) today celebrates its 42nd anniversary of protecting America's most treasured ocean and Great Lakes areas by launching a new social media campaign - Earth is Blue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/153879 National marine sanctuaries protect some of the planet's most...

2014-10-22 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) 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 $121 million. This action extends the period of performance of the...

2014-10-20 08:37:31

Companies to Provide Modernization and Implementation of entellitrak® to Power NOAA's Law Enforcement Personnel Activities HERNDON, Va., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroPact, Inc., the global leader in Data-First(TM) Case Management and Business Process Management (BPM) software, has secured a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to deploy entellitrak® as the Trident Case Management System for the federal agency's National Marine Fisheries...

2014-10-17 20:21:05

GST and its NMPA partners continue to provide and expand coverage of high-quality mesonet data and associated metadata for downstream use in NOAA's operations GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) has been awarded the task order to operate and continue the expansion of the National Mesonet Program for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). The task order has a maximum ordering...

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2014-10-17 07:59:04

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tornado activity in the US has remained fairly constant since the 1970s, but the number of days featuring them has decreased, meaning that twisters are more likely to come in clusters now than in the past, according to new research published Friday in the journal Science. As part of the study, experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reviewed records of all but the weakest tornadoes that occurred in...

2014-10-15 12:21:21

Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. The sensor will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)...

2014-10-11 23:03:43

Tempus Global Data, the leader in next generation weather forecasting, has created an advisory team of leading scientists in their fields. Ogden, Utah (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 Tempus Global Data, Inc. today announced the formation of a science advisory council, to provide guidance and insight into the successful design, build and launch of STORM, the highly anticipated hyperspectral sounding weather instrument. Alan Hall, Chairman and CEO of Tempus Global Data, released the names of the...

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2014-10-06 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) also plans to contribute. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The projects, funded at...

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2014-09-28 06:00:25

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, a stratovolcano located under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland, indicating the “volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.” Much of the information leading to that alert came from satellites...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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