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2012-07-17 09:03:11

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to launch the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Jason-3 spacecraft in December 2014 aboard a Falcon 9 v1.0 rocket from Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

New Date Set For Metop Launch
2012-06-30 10:06:01

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced a new launch date for its latest edition to its polar-orbiting satellite group, Metop.

CryoSat Maps The Ocean Floor
2012-05-29 03:11:36

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies.

Repeating La Niña Hitting Its Peak: NASA
2012-01-21 04:27:40

La Niña, "the diva of drought," is peaking, increasing the odds that the Pacific Northwest will have more stormy weather this winter and spring, while the southwestern and southern United States will be dry.

Image 1 - CryoSat Rides New Waves
2011-12-23 04:10:38

ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting.

Image 1 - Japanese Devastation The Result Of Merging Waves
2011-12-06 09:57:05

The deadly tsunami generated from the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan resulted from merging waves, causing the killer tsunami to double in intensity over ocean ridges, and then amplifying its power upon landfall.

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2011-08-24 12:22:44

Like mercury in a thermometer, ocean waters expand as they warm.


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