Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
The pioneering Aladin sensor, a spaceborne LiDAR instrument with two powerful lasers, a large telescope and very sensitive receivers, is ready to join its Aeolus satellite for launch in 2017. Designed by Airbus Defence and Space, Aladin’s laser generates ultraviolet light beamed toward Earth, which bounces off air molecules and small particles such as dust,
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
April 26, 2016—As an island nation, the sea has a deep and profound effect on the lives of many communities across the UK. The seas around the UK influence our weather, climate and local environments. Improving our understanding of the marine environment and how it affects us is the focus of a major collaboration programme
Monday, April 4th, 2016
Across the U.S., a greater percentage of winter precipitation is falling as rain, with potentially severe consequences in Western states where industries and cities depend on snowpack for water, and across the country wherever there is a winter sports economy.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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
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).
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
BOULDER—Sweltering heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth’s land surface by 2075, if human-produced greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked. If stringent emissions-reductions measures are put in place, however, these extreme heat events could be reduced significantly. Even so, 18 percent of global land areas
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 30, 2014—Today, meteorologists at NOAA’s National Weather Service are using a new model that will help improve forecasts and warnings for severe weather events. Thanks to the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, forecasters will be able to pinpoint neighborhoods under threat of tornadoes and hail, heavy precipitation that could lead to
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014—Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ITI), a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, has released ClearPath Ag™ Select, an expanded Application Programming Interface (API) for iOS, Android and other computing platforms that provides access to high-resolution weather information and mapping visualization for real-time decision support.
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has installed and integrated the initial weather product applications onto the previously delivered ground segment hardware for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite — R (GOES-R) Series program. This major upgrade provides the core weather product generation and distribution capabilities vital for improved accuracy in weather forecasting.