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Primary GOES-R Instrument Cleared For Installation
2013-10-31 12:41:00

[ Watch the Video: The Future of Weather Monitoring ] NASA A key instrument that will fly on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R (GOES-R) spacecraft, NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, is cleared for installation on the spacecraft. The Advanced Baseline Imager, or ABI, is GOES-R’s primary instrument for scanning Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment and is a significant improvement over instruments on NOAA’s current...

A Changing Climate May Not Spell Doom For Coral Reefs After All
2013-10-30 09:18:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its academic partners reveals that coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. The findings, published online in the journal Global Change Biology, also suggest corals have already adapted to part of the warming...

Eastern Steller Sea Lions Delisted As Endangered Species By NOAA
2013-10-28 09:03:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not since 1994 has the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) removed an animal from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to effective recovery efforts. The eastern North Pacific gray whale was taken off the list of threatened and endangered species nearly 20 years ago after evidence was found that these marine mammals had recovered to near their estimated original population size and were no longer in danger of...

2013-10-25 23:02:12

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is receiving from NOAA more than half a million dollars to support Atlantic salmon restoration in Maine. Brunswick, ME (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to receive $174,000 for the conservation organization’s Maine Headwaters Project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Center. The funds are being used to build two fishways on tributary streams as well as replacing two impassable...

Major Hurricane Raymond Lashing Western Mexico Seen By NASA
2013-10-21 14:16:37

NASA Low pressure System 96E developed quickly over the weekend of Oct. 19 and 20 and by Oct. 21 had grown into Hurricane Raymond. Before Raymond exploded into a major hurricane NASA's Terra satellite flew overhead from space and NOAA's GOES satellite provided images of Raymond as a major hurricane. On Oct. 19 at 11 p.m. EDT, System 96E organized into Tropical Depression 17-E about 205 miles/330 km south of Acapulco, Mexico. By 5 a.m. EDT on Oct. 20, the depression strengthen into...

2013-10-16 23:33:34

Midland Introduces “The Weather Center” Smartphone Alerting App to U.S Customers Kansas City, MO and Norman, OK (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Midland Radio Corporation, the leading provider of weather alert radios in the U.S. and Canada, today announced a partnership with Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc., a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, alerting, and forecasting services. Together, the companies are launching a Midland-branded version of...

New Humpback Feeding Technique
2013-09-26 15:43:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using underwater “critter cams” and tagging techniques, a team of marine biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was able to confirm a unique humpback whale feeding technique performed along the ocean floor, according to their report in the journal Marine Mammal Science. Based on observations of whales off the coast of Massachusetts, the report revealed that humpbacks use three distinct feeding...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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