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Dorian's Remnants Being Watched By NASA
2013-07-30 09:34:44

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Former tropical storm still a remnant low pressure area NASA and NOAA satellites continue to keep a close eye on the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian as they make their way through the eastern Caribbean Sea. On Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. EDT, Dorian was still a tropical storm, but that didn't last. Dorian was near 18.5N and 52.1W, about 720 miles (1,160 km) east of the Northern Leeward Islands. Dorian's maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65...

Heavy Rains Increase Nutrient Pollution Flow Down Mississippi River
2013-07-29 12:32:11

NOAA NOAA-supported scientists found a large Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free or hypoxic "dead" zone, but not as large as had been predicted. Measuring 5,840 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut, the 2013 Gulf dead zone indicates nutrients from the Mississippi River watershed are continuing to affect the nation's commercial and recreational marine resources in the Gulf. "A near-record area was expected because of wet spring conditions in the Mississippi watershed and the resultant...

2013-07-17 23:18:35

Interstate Plastics has become the primary supplier of PVC plastics for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for use in Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS), which has far reaching benefits for improving understanding and stewardship of the environment, as well as assessing and predicting the changes of environmental systems over time. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Interstate Plastics has been chosen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

New GOES Satellite Will Provide Better, Faster Data To Forecasters
2013-07-16 15:21:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next generation of GOES satellites will have the ability to take full-disk images of Earth at five-minute intervals. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-R satellite will be able to snap images of everything it can see in the same length of time it takes the current Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) series to capture a small image of a stormy region. NASA says this upgrade will...

Understanding The Breeding Structure Of Killer Whales
2013-07-13 06:52:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Orcas, or killer whales, are found in every ocean in the world making them a global force to be reckoned with. They have remarkable social bonds and sophisticated hunting techniques that make them the top predators in the oceans. For a long time, scientists assumed these clever, highly mobile whales bred with each other freely in the seemingly homogeneous ocean. Dedicated researchers have furthered our understanding of the oceans...

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...

2013-06-12 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...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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