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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

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Monthly and Seasonal Temperature Records Smashed

Global average surface temperatures in February 2016 broke the monthly record by the widest ever margin, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The December-February seasonal temperature was also the highest on record. The NOAA report confirmed data from NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency of an exceptional surge in temperatures. The

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Sentinel Data Wanted

ESA has agreed with NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) to make data available to them from the European Sentinel satellites. With the third Copernicus satellite, Sentinel-3A, recently launched, ESA has signed technical arrangements with these US agencies for accessing Sentinel data. These arrangements coordinate the technical implementation

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Lockheed Martin Team Delivers Second Lightning Tracker for NOAA Weather Satellite

PALO ALTO, California, Jan. 13, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the second Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. The sensor will fly on the second next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, known as GOES-S, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Satellite Animation Shows Series of Storms Pummel Pacific Northwest

December 11, 2015 — An animation of satellite imagery over the course of 10 days shows a series of low pressure areas pummeling the Pacific Northwest. The video, created by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland combined visible and infrared imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite.

Monday, November 9th, 2015

XpressSAR Receives NOAA License

November 9, 2015 — On 28 October 2015, the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the Department of Commerce, granted XpressSAR Inc. (www.XpressSAR.com) a license to operate a private, commercial, space-based, remote sensing system.

Friday, October 9th, 2015

NOAA Online Map Update Offers Improved Coastal Observations and Forecasts

October 9, 2015 — NOAA has upgraded nowCOAST, a GIS-based online map service providing more frequently updated ocean observations along with coastal and marine weather forecasts. The new version, which went live on September 21, also offers a visual point-and-click access to 60 NOAA data products and services. Users can reach the site at nowcoast.noaa.gov.

Monday, September 14th, 2015

National Weather Service Signs Significant Patent Technology Agreement with AccuWeather

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 14, 2015 —  AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), a division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has signed a licensing agreement that grants NWS the right to use two of AccuWeather’s unique technology patents. 

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Fugro Signs Multi-year Hydrographic Survey Contract with the U.S. Government

Fugro is one of eight firms recently awarded a five-year hydrographic survey contract by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will support development of updated navigational charts in U.S. waters, including Alaska, Hawaii, the Territories and the Great Lakes. With a maximum

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

NOAA Retires NOAA-16 Polar Satellite

After more than 13 years of helping predict weather and climate patterns and save lives in search and rescue operations, NOAA announced today it has turned off the NOAA-16 Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES). It was one of NOAA’s longest operating spacecraft, which have a planned lifespan of three to five years.

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