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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

VisualEyes Provides a Forecasting Boost to the Energy Industry

Lightning, strong winds, snow, freezing temperatures, fog and heavy rain are just some of the meteorological challenges facing those managing energy-production facilities, such as windfarms. Forecasting favourable and unfavorable weather is vital for safety within the industry, as well as helping to improve economic efficiency. To help the energy industry meet these challenges, the Met

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

NOAA’s Premier Forecast Model Goes Four-dimensional

NOAA’s powerful new supercomputers paved the way for another upgrade to the U.S. Global Forecast System (GFS), NOAA’s primary model for weather prediction. Today’s upgrade builds on last year’s significant boost to the GFS, which more than doubled the resolution of the model grid from 27 kilometers to 13 kilometers, resulting in higher resolution model

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

New Report Sounds the Alarm on Harms to Human Health from Climate Change

DENVER, April 6, 2016—On Monday, during National Public Health Week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released a first of its kind report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, which documents the strong scientific evidence that climate change endangers public health today, and projects alarming impacts

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Longer-Term Weather and Environmental Forecasts Will Provide Enormous Benefit

WASHINGTON – Weather and environmental forecasts made several weeks to months in advance can someday be as widely used and essential as current predictions of tomorrow’s weather are, but first more research and sustained investment are needed, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  The committee that conducted the study

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Ocean Temps Predict U.S. Heat Waves 50 Days Out, Study Finds

The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in advance, according to a new study led by a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Euroconsult Reports that $248 Billion will be Spent to Launch 1,155 Satellites Over the Next Decade

According to Euroconsult’s newly released research report, Satellites to be Built & Launched, 115 satellites will be launched on average yearly over the next decade (2014-2023). In comparison with last year’s forecast, the number of satellites is stable while market value is growing, thus translating the growing economic importance of the sector, for both governments

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

NASA Satellite Data Give Early Clues to Flood Danger

Every year, river flooding takes a heavy toll of lives and property damage in the United States. A new study has found that the potential of a river basin to flood can be assessed months in advance of flood season by using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites. The new

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Astrium-built Metop-B Successfully Placed in Orbit

Today, at 22:28 hours local time (17:28 hours BST or 16:28 UTC), a Soyuz rocket successfully launched the Astrium-built Metop-B satellite into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A little less than one hour and nine minutes after the launch, the upper stage of the launch vehicle successfully released the satellite into its designated