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2013-08-29 08:20:40

DENVER, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- German Weather Service (DWD) has installed Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) WindTracer(®) Doppler lidar systems at the Frankfurt and Munich airports as part of the Low Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS). Selex Systems Integration provided the LLWAS, which includes WindTracer lidar and weather radar. By adding WindTracer lidar at the two largest airports in Germany, DWD takes a leading role in Europe, following International Civil Aviation...

2013-08-28 00:20:30

NISHINOMIYA, Japan, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. is pleased to announce that the development process of FURUNO X-band Doppler Weather Radar (Note 1) has been completed. Subsequently, FURUNO is looking to deliver a solution for meteorological analysis that would greatly contribute to better safety in society where the impact arising from meteorological disasters can be diminished. (Note 1) Doppler Weather Radar...

ESA's FlySafe Project Adds New Dimension To Safe Flying
2013-01-15 12:24:35

ESA Migrating birds fly as long as it takes to get to their destination, no matter what obstacles are in their way. When that obstacle is an aircraft, the results can be deadly. According to the US Federal Aviation Administration, bird strikes have killed more than 231 people and destroyed over 220 aircraft worldwide since 1988. Satellites are helping to change this deadly scene. In 2007, ESA began the FlySafe project in partnership with the Dutch, Belgian, French and German Air...

2012-06-07 06:21:39

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and The Nature Conservancy have joined forces to support the ability to measure precipitation on a global scale while also understanding migratory bird habitats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The organizations have signed a Space Act Agreement that will provide a location to support NASA's Precipitation Science programs, in particular the NASA-JAXA Global...

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2011-11-11 04:35:05

Tornado-Hunting Radar Truck Seeks Wasatch Snow, Rain A truck-mounted radar dish often used to chase Midwest tornadoes is getting a workout in Utah this month as University of Utah meteorologists use it to get an unprecedented look inside snow and rain storms over the Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains. “For students who love snow, it´s every bit as thrilling as chasing tornadoes,” says avid skier and atmospheric sciences Professor Jim...

Radar, Weather Systems At Odds With Wind Farms
2011-11-07 09:54:07

Wind farms are supposed to produce the energy of tomorrow, but growing evidence suggests they could be disrupting the military radar and weather tracking of today, reports Fox News. Government agencies that depend on radar, such as the Department of Defense and National Weather Service, are now spending millions of dollars to preserve their detection capabilities due to “blank spots” that are being caused by these wind farms. And some government officials are opposing...

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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...

2011-02-18 16:57:23

2011 AAAS symposium highlights aeroecology University of Oklahoma researchers are part of a growing cross-disciplinary collaboration that seeks to tap the potential of radar technologies to advance aeroecology"”a field that integrates atmospheric science, earth science, geography, ecology, computer science, computational biology and engineering. According to Phillip Chilson, professor in the OU School of Meteorology and Atmospheric Radar Research Center, radar technologies have the...

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2011-01-11 23:32:06

Doppler-on-Wheels Gives New View of Lake-Effect SnowsIn this winter of heavy snows--with more on the way this week--nature's bull's-eye might be Oswego, N.Y., and the nearby Tug Hill Plateau.There the proximity of the Great Lakes whips wind and snow into high gear. Old Man Winter then blows across New York state, burying cities and towns in snowdrifts several feet high. This season, however, something is standing in his way.The Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a data-collecting radar dish, is...

2010-08-24 20:31:00

DULLES, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Centuria Corporation announced today they have been named to the Inc 500 list for the third consecutive year. Ranked at number 79, the company was recognized for its fast growth from 2006 to 2009. Making the list for three consecutive years (191 in 2008, and 15 in 2009) shows extraordinary sustainable growth in the Federal IT contracting market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo:...