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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...

DSCOVR Mission On Track To 2015 Launch
2013-09-11 12:32:31

NASA The development of NOAA's upcoming Deep Space Climate Observatory known as DSCOVR, a satellite designed to monitor and warn of harmful solar activity that could impact Earth, last week cleared a major review and is on track to launch by early 2015. The Key Decision Point C Review was conducted by the joint NASA-NOAA Program Management Council reviewed the complete budget and development plans for DSCOVR through launch to its end of life. Passing the review allows the NASA DSCOVR...

Predicting Fish Habitats Months In Advance With New Ocean Forecast
2013-08-31 07:53:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As meteorological science advances, we have all become used to long-term weather forecasts, such as predicting what the coming winter might bring. A new study from the University of Washington and federal scientists, however, has developed the first long-term forecast of conditions that matter for Pacific Northwest fisheries. “Being able to predict future phytoplankton blooms, ocean temperatures and low-oxygen events could help...

2013-08-27 23:31:18

CRGT supports the Department of Commerce in the migration of a highly visible correspondence and grants management system that serves global stakeholders. Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 The Department of Commerce won a prestigious award based upon achieving critical milestones and budget goals for a critical correspondence and grants management system. The Department’s Office of the Secretary was awarded the esteemed Bronze Medal for successfully converting a legacy document and...

NOAA Retires GOES-12 Satellite After 10 Years Of Service
2013-08-26 15:01:54

NASA { Watch The Video - 10 Years of Weather History in 3 Minutes ] GOES-12 has seen it all, from Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, to the Christmas blizzard that crippled the Central United States in 2009. It even traveled south of the equator to provide coverage for South America starting in 2010. Now, after more than 10 years of stellar service, NOAA’s GOES-12 or Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-12 spacecraft is being retired. Launched on July...

Another New Central Pacific Tropical Cyclone Seen By NASA
2013-08-21 09:25:29

NASA The Central Pacific Ocean has generated a third tropical depression this year and NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of Tropical Depression 03C far to the west of Hawaii. NOAA's GOES-West satellite imagery from Aug. 20 at 1200 UTC/8 a.m. EDT showed a rounded tropical depression about 1,310 miles/2,105 km west of Lihue, Hawaii. The GOES image was created by the NASA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The GOES image shows the strongest...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'