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2014-01-16 12:20:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will announce new data on 2013 global temperatures during a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The scientists also will discuss 2013's most important weather and climate events. NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world's temperature data and independently...

2014-01-10 23:20:44

New logger to expand national marine fisheries lobster study. Falmouth, MA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Lowell Instruments has designed a new data logger that will be used in a NOAA Fisheries study to monitor lobster habitat in the North Atlantic. The MAT-1, when used with a tilt current meter, records ocean currents and temperatures on the sea floor. These data will help NOAA better model and understand the movements of the signature New England creature – the American Lobster. The MAT-1...

UK Met Office To Launch 24-Hour Space Weather Forecast Service
2013-12-26 07:41:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The UK’s national weather service has announced plans to begin offering daily space weather forecasts starting next spring. According to BBC News, the Met Office will receive more than $7.5 million (US) in funding from the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) over the next three years in order to provide a 24-hour daily service. The goal is to aid government agencies and private-sector firms by...

Fish Farming Can Be Conducted With Low Environmental Impact: NOAA
2013-12-20 13:10:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from NOAA's National Ocean Service reveals specific types of fish farming can be accomplished with minimal or no harm to the coastal ocean environment, provided proper planning and safeguards are in place. Scientists at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) assessed the environmental effects of finfish aquaculture, including such aspects as interactions with water quality, benthic habitats, and marine...

Dolphin BP Oil Spill
2013-12-19 11:03:31

[ Watch the Video: Louisiana Dolphins Still Suffer From BP Oil Spill ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has linked the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities in bottlenose dolphins inhabiting Louisiana’s Barataria Bay. Study researchers based their findings on health assessments conducted more than one year after the spill....

2013-12-17 12:20:47

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team has completed the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) instrument that will make crucial solar measurements when it flies on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) satellite missions, known as the GOES-R series. The team is on track for instrument delivery in January 2014 for integration with the first GOES-R...

2013-12-12 12:20:36

Southwest Airlines teams up with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide a missing link in weather forecasting data DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) recently completed installation of Water Vapor Sensing Systems (WVSS-II) on 87 Boeing 737 aircraft. The water vapor initiative, a result of a partnership between Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (ARINC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and SpectraSensors, has...

2013-12-12 08:21:01

Critical instrument for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System enters integrated test cycle EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has manufactured and integrated all required subassemblies in completion of a major milestone for its second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft. The integrated sensor is now entering testing, on...

New Instrument Continues To Gather Effects Of The Sun On Earth
2013-12-05 15:56:22

NASA Maintaining a record of solar measurements is important in understanding the sun's effect on Earth and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA), Total solar irradiance Calibration Transfer Experiment, or TCTE, is now providing that information. Many natural conditions on Earth such as the surface temperature or air temperature depend on energy that comes from the sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation. A solar cycle lasts about 11 years and typically has...

2013-12-03 08:20:55

First Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft on schedule for 2017 launch BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has achieved a pivotal milestone for assuring continuity of the nation's future weather and storm forecasting by completing the primary bus structure of the first satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS-1 is the follow-on in a series of next generation satellites and is scheduled for launch in early 2017. (Photo:...