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NASA Used Suomi NPP Satellite To Monitor Oklahoma Tornado
2013-07-09 18:23:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When NASA climate scientists decided to monitor a storm system headed for Oklahoma in the middle of May, they probably weren't expecting to track one of the deadliest and most powerful tornadoes to ever hit the United States. The deadly EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma on the afternoon of May 20, 2013 - ultimately killing 23 people and injuring 377. One of the NASA observers on that day was a previously planned calibration flight...

NASA Sees New Low Pressure Area Forming As Tropical Storm Dalila Weakens
2013-07-02 15:19:54

NASA NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured an infrared image of the Eastern Pacific Ocean during the pre-dawn hours on July 2 and noticed Tropical Storm Dalila weakening near the southwestern Mexico coast, while further southwest a new tropical low pressure area called System 97E, had formed. Dalila's maximum sustained winds appeared to peak on July 1 at 11 p.m. EDT when they hit 70 mph (110 kph). By 5 a.m. EDT on July 2, Dalila's maximum sustained winds dropped to 65 mph (100 kph). Dalila...

2013-07-01 23:03:41

Stevens Institute of Technology launched TRACES, a new educational service and website on environmental spill forecasting in and around the port of New York and New Jersey waters. Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology launched TRACES, a new educational service and website on environmental spill forecasting in and around the port of New York and New Jersey waters. In coordination with personnel from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s...

2013-06-25 20:21:24

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (Saving Seafood) -- Ten Members of Congress asked negotiators to pursue increased U.S. allocation of bluefin tuna at an international meeting this week. Meanwhile, the Pew Charitable Trusts argued for stricter limits in a "factsheet" that leading scientists called an "irresponsible distortion of the information available." American fishermen felt betrayed by U.S. negotiators in the past, who they argue sided with conservation groups over...

2013-06-12 23:18:47

With as many as eleven hurricanes predicted this year, preparing homes for the season is imperative for Louisiana residents. Natchitoches, LA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Louisiana is no stranger to hurricane season. Although the official start this year was marked by June 1, the threat of a hurricane is a worry residents will not soon forget. With storms such as Isaac, Rita and Katrina being just a few of many that have brought devastation to the state, preparedness is imperative. This year, The...

2013-06-11 08:40:28

New Weather Alert System Applies Big Data to Disaster Recovery Preparedness WAYNE, Pa., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of information availability and disaster recovery services, released its new Weather Alert System, which informs Recovery Services customers of severe storms and natural disasters and allows them to declare an alert with one simple click. SunGard Availability Services is leveraging real-time data from the National...

2013-06-06 23:02:25

A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global climate consequences. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global...

2013-06-05 12:25:13

ORLANDO, Fla., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) prediction of a busier than normal Atlantic Hurricane Season, experts say now is the time to make window protection a priority. According to a recent Harris Interactive Survey, 80% of those affected by Hurricane Sandy last October do not plan to install hurricane shutters or plywood over their windows this year. "The primary reason homeowners do not buy hurricane...

2013-06-03 23:15:15

The Conservancy is highlighting the benefits of coral, mangrove, sea grass, and shellfish restoration to people and nature including reducing risk from natural disasters for coastal communities and benefits to local economies through tourism and additional fish production Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The Nature Conservancy, a leader in global marine restoration, is celebrating science in action with the first annual Restoration Week on June 3rd — June 8th...

2013-06-03 23:04:19

Full Live Proceedings of Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) Presented Online by NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 On June 4-6, 2013, OceansLIVE will cover proceedings at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), the nation´s premier ocean-focused conference, where marine professionals, government officials, and ocean enthusiasts discuss and advance ocean policy goals. All of CHOW OceansLIVE coverage will be...