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2013-02-05 10:39:27

No economic loss to Florida Keys fishing communities A new NOAA research report finds that both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from "no-take" protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The report, "An Integrated Biogeographic Assessment of Reef Fish Populations and Fisheries in Dry Tortugas: Effects of No-take Reserves," is the first to evaluate how the 151-square nautical mile Tortugas...

Tropical Cyclone Garry Continues To Intensify Seen By NASA
2013-01-25 10:54:31

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Garry is in a good environment to intensify and satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite helped confirm that the storm has become more organized. NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Garry when it was located about 330 nautical miles (379.8 miles/ 611.2 km) east of Pago Pago, American Samoa. The image, created by the NASA GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., was...

2013-01-15 09:57:12

U.S. government climate experts will announce new data on global temperature conditions in 2012 during a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 15. NASA and NOAA scientists will discuss the new results and the year's most significant weather and climate events. NASA and NOAA each independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over the land surface and oceans. Consistency between the two analyses, together with those...

United States Experienced Hottest Year On Record In 2012
2013-01-09 04:04:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A mild winter followed by a long, sweltering summer with widespread drought made 2012 the warmest year on record for the continental United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Tuesday. The average annual U.S. temperature rose to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit last year, one degree warmer than the previous record set in 1998 and 3.2 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, the federal...


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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