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Inner-core Structure Of Typhoon Usagi Persisted At Landfall
2013-09-24 11:12:05

NASA The radar on NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw Typhoon Usagi maintaining some of its inner-core structure an hour before landfall on Sept. 22, 2013. The data was used to create an image that showed the 3-D regions of heavy precipitation hiding under the circular cloud cover near Usagi's center of rotation. While the light precipitation regions had lost the appearance of organization, the heavy precipitation regions  showed what appeared to be...

New DRWP Replaces Old System Near Shuttle Landing Facility
2013-02-13 10:40:33

NASA As NASA moves forward next year to place instruments on the International Space Station to take ocean-surface wind speed and direction measurements, the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program office at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has plans of its own to upgrade decades-old wind measurement equipment near the center´s Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The 50 megahertz Doppler Radar Wind Profiler (DRWP) Project team successfully completed a preliminary...

Looking Again At TRMM Satellite Observations Of Tropical Cyclone Evan
2012-12-18 13:02:00

NASA The radar on NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite had observed Tropical Cyclone Evan four times as of Sunday, Dec. 16, and two of those overflights merit a closer examination. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the TRMM satellite saw Evan about 24 hours before the storm struck American Samoa, and the radar data at first seem incongruous for such a weak system. At the time, Evan was estimated to be less than tropical "cyclone" strength, and had 35 knot (40.2 mph/64.8 kph)...

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2011-07-12 14:08:58

Focus on deadly April 27, 2011, outbreak in Alabama and surrounding states It was one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. Now scientists are organizing a research program to better understand the tornadoes that blew through Alabama and other southeastern states on April 27, 2011. Scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are analyzing radar data from that day, then merging the information with detailed storm surveys and other data. They hope to learn more...

2010-03-29 10:47:00

PHOENIX, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that it has been awarded a $49 million contract to upgrade the National Weather Service's radar wind profiler network that will predict severe storms earlier and provide the public with more accurate warnings of upcoming storms. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) "For nearly two decades, ground weather radar improvements have been mostly incremental - yet weather patterns and...

2009-06-22 16:28:24

U.S. scientists say satellite observations of cloud temperatures might allow severe thunderstorm warnings to be issued up to 45 minutes earlier than usual. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said such temperature measurements would be more accurate and quicker than relying on traditional radar alone. Scientists from the university's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies developed a way to measure temperature changes in the tops of clouds to improve...

2009-03-16 05:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SWIFT Weather released today Weather Defender(R) software for monitoring, forecasting, and alerting on severe weather threats. The new weather radar software is designed for emergency management professionals and first responders requiring accurate forecasts and storm tracking, including law enforcement, police and fire departments, city and county governments, security personnel, emergency medical technicians, and other climate-impacted businesses....

2005-06-09 18:51:32

Tornado warnings have improved significantly and the number of tornado casualties has decreased by nearly half since a network of Doppler weather radars were installed nationwide by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service a decade ago, according to a study published in the June issue of Weather and Forecasting, a journal of the American Meteorological Society. Researchers examined the impact of Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D), also...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.