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2013-09-02 23:03:03

While much of the country had an exceptionally warm summer, astute building managers and school administrators have something entirely different on their minds: what kinds of storms this winter may bring. Hamilton, Ohio (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 While much of the country had an exceptionally warm summer, astute building managers and school administrators had something entirely different on their minds: what kinds of storms this winter may bring. One of the many things learned from last...

Using 'Dropsondes' To Get Detailed Weather Information
2013-08-27 11:40:51

NASA We’re planning to fly over the vast Atlantic with our Global Hawk - once again looking at the dust and dry air from the Sahara. Takeoff on Saturday morning and landing on Sunday morning. We’ll fly from Wallops to a point near the Cape Verde Islands (just off of Africa) and back in about 25 hours. It took Columbus 5 weeks to sail from the Canary Islands to the New World! One of our key instruments is called the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System or AVAPS.  Actually,...

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...

2013-08-15 23:03:52

Well-established National Weather Service recognition program transformed to safeguard attendees, assets and artists during large venue events. Norman, OK (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Heart’s 2013 “Heartbreaker Tour” has been deemed “Storm Ready” by the National Weather Service. The StormReady program recognizes organizations with superior communication and safety skills before, during, and after severe weather. This effort is supported by the services of Weather Decision...

2013-08-01 23:03:20

Advantage Design Group introduces its interactive trade show video displaying over multiple screens to create a massive and unique visual impact at events. A video production for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) government agency has been used at conferences to represent NOAA’s 5 line offices while simultaneously providing an updatable conference schedule viewable throughout the presentation. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Advantage Design Group...

GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Boom Deployment Test Successful
2013-07-30 10:33:57

NASA [ Watch the Video GOES-R Magnetometer Boom Deployment] The GOES-R Magnetometer Engineering Development Unit made an important development in the construction of the spacecraft recently after completing a successful boom deployment test at an ATK facility in Goleta, Calif. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite -- R Series advanced spacecraft and instrument technology will result in more timely and accurate weather forecasts. It will improve support for the...

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...


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Weather Pack For July 30, 2012
2012-08-01 12:22:59

Weather Pack is our way to envision what is happening with the weather and create a weather forecast for a certain area of the United States. Today’s focus is on Southwest Mississippi along the Mississippi River. On the left side we have a Skew-T which is used to help us determine what is happening in the upper levels at our forecast location. On the right side is our morning satellite image; both of these features are important to creating an accurate forecast. The Skew-T will show...

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