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Weather Forecasting: USA and Japan to launch Precipitation Satellite in February

Artist concept of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite.

The American and the Japanese Space Agencies, NASA and JAXA, will jointly launch a new Earth Observation satellite in February, as was announced on 26 December 2013.

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NASA: Measuring Sea Surface Temperatures with Satellites

Surface temperatures of the Gulf Stream

With data from sensors such as the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, experts can calculate sea surface temperatures without having to measure water temperatures on site.

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NASA is developing GPS-based Natural Hazard Warning Systems

GPSstation used by NASA to develop early warning system technology for disasters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA, is trying to upgrade GPS technologies to use them for early warning systems for hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.

Their success with local systems was presented by weather forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service Offices in San Diego. The presentation included tracking of real-time rain event and flash flood warnings.

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:52

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The GPM satellite has arrived at its launch site in Japan

Satellite has arrived at its Japanese launch site

The GPM satellite, created to to measure the type and intensity of

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Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:14

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US National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal

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Why Colorado’s wildfires are becoming more destructive

The 346 homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire was situated in Mountain Shadow
Colorado Springs, the county’s largest city, has driven much of the growth.

Some wildfire experts state that the expansion of communities in Colorado’s Fire Zone during the last decades is an important factor to understand the increasing destruction caused by wildfires of the area. The six most destructive fires in Colorado prior to 2000 destroyed an average of 15 homes, according to the Colorado State Forest Service. However, in the last years Colorado’s wildfires have become increasingly destructive, with the Waldo Canyon fire of 2012 burning down 346 homes.

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Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies / University of Wisconsin-Madison (CIMSS-WISC)

CIMSS is a Cooperative Institute formed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1980. Directed by Dr. Steve Ackerman, CIMSS operates as an institute within the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC).

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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI)

The CGIAR is a global partnership of research organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger, improving human health and nutrition, and enhancing

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How fire-detecting satellites could prevent wildfires

Western U.S. wildfires seen from space

A fire-detecting satellite has been designed by scientists from University of California, Berkeley with the goal of preventing hot spots from growing to out of control fires in the future.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 15:18

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Heatwaves: Scientist identify atmospheric wave pattern

NASA’s Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) sensor

Scientists of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have identified a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The study was conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is NCAR's sponsor. NASA scientists helped guide the project and are involved in broader research in this area.

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Mon, 28/10/2013 - 10:18

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