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2011-01-25 11:57:22

New dataset provides understanding of Earth's past and future climate From the hurricane that smashed into New York in 1938 to the impact of the Krakatoa eruption of 1883, the late 19th and 20th centuries are rich with examples of extreme weather. Now an international team of climatologists have created a comprehensive reanalysis of all global weather events from 1871 to the present day, and from the earth's surface to the jet stream level. The 20th Century Reanalysis Project, outlined in the...

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2010-12-15 10:40:41

A novel project using cameras mounted on unmanned aircraft flying over the Arctic is serving double duty by assessing the characteristics of declining sea ice and using the same aerial photos to pinpoint seals that have hauled up on ice floes. The project is the first to use aircraft to monitor ice and seals in remote areas without putting pilots and observers at risk, said Elizabeth Weatherhead of the University of Colorado at Boulder, who is leading the study team. Weatherhead is a senior...

2010-11-04 15:25:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. announced that it was awarded a task order subcontract to provide nationwide Professional and Technical (PTS) Support Services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with Riverside Technology, Inc., of Fort Collins, CO. The IAP and Riverside team will support NOAA in its mission to enrich life through science. NOAA's satellite analysis, weather forecast and...

2010-11-02 13:53:00

LAUREL, Md., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Resources Technology, Inc. (ERT) today announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to provide information technology, product and service solutions, ensuring the use of leading-edge technology to better meet their needs and resulting implications for national security. The program will help NOAA work more effectively with business partners throughout NOAA, the Department of...

2010-10-24 07:53:58

NSF awards nearly $5 million to understand environmental decision making The National Science Foundation recently awarded nearly $5 million to four university-based centers whose research focuses on understanding decision making within the context of climate change and other long-term environmental risks. The awards bring together scholars from many different fields, such as decision science, psychology, economics, geography, atmospheric science, engineering, mathematics and computer science,...

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2010-09-11 12:05:00

From farmers to government officials in charge of efficiently managing Earth's precious water and energy resources, people all over the world rely on accurate short-term climate forecasts on timescales ranging from a few weeks to a few years to make more informed decisions. But today's climate forecast systems have limited ability to operate on such timescales. That's because it's difficult to realistically represent the complex interactions between Earth's ocean, atmosphere and land surface...

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2010-09-10 06:45:00

The active hurricane season could get even busier due to the strengthening of the La Nina climate system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in an update on Thursday. The update comes as Texas residents are cleaning up from the flooding rains that swept through from Tropical Storm Hermine. La Nina was reported to be developing a month ago and has strengthened throughout August. It appears likely to last through early 2011, NOAA's Climate Prediction Service said....

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2010-08-26 09:50:00

American and Indonesian scientists have managed to capture 100 hours of video and nearly 100,000 high-definition photos that illustrate the biological diversity of the waters around the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) press release dated August 25. Collaborating at Exploration Command Centers in Jakarta and Seattle, Washington through the summer, scientists were able to use HD cameras and other state of the art...

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2010-08-11 19:01:45

A thick blanket of yellow haze hovering over Houston as a result of chemical pollution produced by manufacturing petroleum products may be getting a little bit thinner, according to a new study.But the new findings -- which have implications for petrochemical-producing cities around the world -- come with a catch, says a team of scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES, a joint institute of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the...

2010-07-13 09:22:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet2 and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced a partnership to deploy a highly reliable, high capacity nationwide network that will serve to significantly enhance the capabilities of NOAA's researchers and their partners across the country. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new high capacity research network called "NWave" will be built on a set of 10-Gigabit per...


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