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National Weather Service Getting Supercomputer Upgrade
2013-05-17 13:39:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The weather remains one of those things in life that can´t actually be changed, but being able to predict and track weather is the next best thing. By being able to improve forecasting and storm tracking abilities are just two ways that the United States National Weather Service (NWS) can help better protect the country from severe weather. The U.S. economy remains vulnerable to severe weather events, which can cost...

2013-05-13 23:03:50

NCAR is launching a major field campaign this week with collaborators to better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will hit the Rockies and Plains. The project, featuring research aircraft and cutting-edge computer simulations, will point the way toward major improvements in 6- to 24-hour forecasts of severe weather. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 To help better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will rip across Colorado´s Front Range and the adjacent High Plains,...

Satellite Instrument Package To Assess Space Weather Ready For Delivery
2013-05-02 15:25:32

University of Colorado Boulder A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package to study space weather has passed its pre-installation testing and is ready to be incorporated onto a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite for a 2015 launch. Designed and built by CU´s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, the instrument suite known as the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors, or EXIS, is the first of four identical...

Now Available: New Live Bi-ocular Animations Of Two Oceans
2013-04-08 12:20:18

NASA [ Watch The Video Bi-ocular Animations of Two Oceans ] NOAA's GOES-13 and GOES-15 weather satellites sit 60 degrees apart in a fixed orbit over the eastern and western U.S., respectively, providing forecasters with a look at the movement of weather systems in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The GOES Project at the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. announced the creation of satellite animations of both GOES-13 and GOES-15 to show continuous views of both oceans,...

Earth Networks Part 3
2013-04-08 08:46:14

Part 3 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the last installment of this series, we took a close-up look at the technology behind Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN). In part 3, we will look at the rate of false alarms put out by the ENTLN and compare those to the warning system utilized by the National Weather Service (NWS). We will also look at an anecdotal situation where Robert Marshall, CEO of Earth...

Earth Networks: An In-Depth Corporate Profile (Part 2)
2013-04-05 12:28:30

Part 2 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the first installment of this series, we explored how the Maryland-based company Earth Networks positioned itself as the world leader in ground-based weather sensor data collection through the mass deployment of their weather station sensor network. Typically, private sector weather companies like The Weather Channel or Accuweather rely on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Earth Networks: Flying Under The Radar
2013-04-04 08:34:27

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Part 1 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series. Last month, an article published on redOrbit profiled the NASA/NOAA GOES-R satellite. Slated for a 2015 launch, this amazing piece of geostationary technology is being touted for its potential to better predict severe weather conditions in the Western Hemisphere, and there can be no denying its importance to the advancement of meteorological science. A component of the GOES-R...


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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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