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Image 1 - TRMM Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Keila Form in the Arabian Sea
2011-11-03 03:23:27

NASA's TRMM Satellite captured moderate rainfall and some high, towering clouds in the Arabian Sea's newborn Tropical Storm Keila. The TRMM satellite passed directly above a recently formed tropical cyclone in the Arabian Sea on November 2, 2011 at 0350 UTC (11:50 p.m. EDT, Nov. 1). An analysis of rainfall was done using TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments. TRMM data showed that rainfall rates with tropical storm Keila ranged from light to moderate along...

2011-08-09 09:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has selected UOP/Foster Wheeler technology to help process heavy oil and expand fuel and petrochemicals production at a refinery in Sohar, Oman. Orpic will use the UOP/Foster Wheeler Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) process technology to convert heavy crude to low-contaminant deasphalted oil, a product that is further processed in...

2011-08-09 00:00:30

Supported by an authoritative panel, the 6th Middle East CemenTrade takes stock of the current and future cement landscape. Over 1.5 days, leading cement industry experts will present the latest trends in pricing, capacity and supply/demand outlook. They will share insights on how to capitalize on growth markets and strategies to mitigate surplus within the region. This conference is expected to be attended by buyers and suppliers from the region and around the world. Istanbul, Turkey (PRWEB)...

2011-07-11 04:20:00

BOSTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morrissey & Company, the leading reputation communications firm headquartered in Boston, today announced the addition of three new clients. The new clients extend the firm's expertise in healthcare, information technology and global marketing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110711/CL31676LOGO ) WhiteGlove Health, Inc. (whiteglove.com) is an Austin, Texas-based company focused on helping employers break the healthcare cost trend through...

2011-07-05 06:53:00

Results include massive sulphide intersections of 54.19 metres grading 4.97% Cu, 0.19g/t Au, 0.85% Zn and 9.63g/t Ag from 44.42 metres down hole at Mahab 4, and 13.60 metres grading 3.22% Cu, 0.08 g/t Au, 0.02% Zn and 0.76 g/t Ag from 43.86 metres depth at Maqail South TORONTO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Gentor Resources, Inc. ("Gentor" or the "Company") (OTCQB - "GNTO") and its Omani partner Al Fairuz Mining Company LLC are pleased to announce further impressive results from the...


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Al Hajar Mountains
2013-04-19 20:58:17

The Hajar Mountains, which is Arabic for stone mountains, is located in northeastern Oman and the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range within the eastern Arabian Peninsula. Lying 50 to 100 kilometers inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, they divide the low coastal plain of Oman from the high desert plateau. The mountains start in the north, creating the Musandam peninsula. From there, the Northern Hajjar runs southeast, parallel to the coast but also moving gradually...

Arabian Tahr, Arabitragus jayakari
2012-08-08 13:24:30

The Arabian tahr (Arabitragus jayakari) is a species of ungulate that is related to wild goats. This tahr is native to Arabia, residing in the Sultanate of Oman and in the Hajar Mountains located in United Arab Emirates. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,905 feet within its range. The Arabian tahr was first given the name Hemitragus jayakari, after it was described from specimens collected by Dr. A.S.G. Jayakar. In 2005, genetic studies found that it belonged in the newly created...

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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