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

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.

Operational Control Of Environmental Satellite Transferred By NASA
2013-03-04 13:25:51

The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22, 2013.

Hurricane Sandy's Mid-Atlantic Blackout Captured By Suomi NPP Satellite
2012-11-02 07:27:24

The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellitecaptured a night-time view of New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that revealed the extent of the power outages caused from Hurricane Sandy's landfall on October 29.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.