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Using 'Dropsondes' To Get Detailed Weather Information
2013-08-27 11:40:51

NASA We’re planning to fly over the vast Atlantic with our Global Hawk - once again looking at the dust and dry air from the Sahara. Takeoff on Saturday morning and landing on Sunday morning. We’ll fly from Wallops to a point near the Cape Verde Islands (just off of Africa) and back in about 25 hours. It took Columbus 5 weeks to sail from the Canary Islands to the New World! One of our key instruments is called the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System or AVAPS.  Actually,...

Google’s Project Loon To Begin Testing In California
2013-08-20 17:25:47

Google announced this week that it is ready to openly test Project Loon, its high-flying Internet service, in California, where research flights could take place around Central Valley.

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

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).

Image 1 - Weather Forecasters Balance Experience With Technology
2012-03-21 04:33:26

When people talk about a meteorologist cooking up a weather forecast, they may be more right than they realize, said one of the forecasters NASA counts on to predict conditions ahead of a launch.

2009-07-21 14:55:00

Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon Tops Previous Record by Nearly 3,000 FeetCOLLEGE PARK, Md., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by the A. James Clark School of Engineering:WHAT: Officials have declared that a student team based at the University of Maryland's A.

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2009-01-13 11:05:00

The job of one University of Missouri researcher could chill to the bone, but his research could make weather predicting more accurate.

2009-01-08 14:19:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research.

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2008-08-15 13:51:31

People do all kinds of crazy things in Hawaii, but flying balloons over a volcano usually isn’t one of them. Unless you’re Adam Durant, that is.

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2006-08-06 08:55:00

The weather outside was frightful: hot, humid and layered with a haze of pollution so thick it seemed it could be cut with a machete -- a perfect day to use balloons and a satellite to monitor some bad air.

2005-06-15 20:57:14

By pairing a sleek new air sampler designed at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) with a diode laser from SpectraSensors, Inc., researchers have hit on a technology that can capture highly accurate atmospheric water vapor data during routine commercial flights. The data will benefit researchers and forecasters, who need more frequent, accurate measurements at various altitudes worldwide to improve weather forecasts and monitor climate change.


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