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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 precipitation, has arrived at its launch site in Japan after a flight from NASA's Goddard Space flight Center in Maryland.

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Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:14
latitude: 
30.593
longitude: 
130.991

Somalia affected by unusual tropical cyclone

Tropical Cyclone 3A is just the fifth storm to strike the country since 1966

Somalia experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in its history when on November 10–11, 2013, Tropical Cyclone 3A moved over Puntland causing flash floods that according to news reports l

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Thu, 14/11/2013 - 13:14
latitude: 
5.15215
longitude: 
46.1996

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

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Wed, 13/11/2013 - 13:32
latitude: 
37.3496
longitude: 
-107.638

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), a

latitude: 
43.0709
longitude: 
-89.4072

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 summ

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Mon, 28/10/2013 - 10:18
latitude: 
37.5315
longitude: 
-119.18

India and US to launch joint weather satellite

Bombay seen from space by ESA's Proba satellite.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will jointly build and launch an all-weather satellite to support disaster a

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Fri, 04/10/2013 - 11:51
latitude: 
18.9712
longitude: 
-72.2852

TRMM (Rainfall Estimation) Online Visualization and Analysis System (TOVAS)

Software type: 
Web processing (cloud computing)
Vector/Raster: 
Raster
Optical data or radar data format: 
Optical
Scope: 
Visualisation
Accessibility: 
Online
Graphical User Interface: 
Yes
Costs: 
Free
Comment: 
data download
Computer System: 
Online
Latest release (year): 
2013
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USA: Satellite measurements for unusual rainfall over Midwest

Affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee

Data provided by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has helped experts to analyze the unusual flash floods that affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee during the firs

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 14:20
latitude: 
35.0078
longitude: 
-97.0929

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

For more than a decade Earth-observing satellites have been scanning the surface of our planet searching for fires while scientists combine their space-based data to predict crucial fire behavior a

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:22
latitude: 
39.5501
longitude: 
-105.782

NASA's Terra satellite spots Tropical Storm Jebi over Vietnam

On 3 August 2013 Tropical Storm Jebi made its second landfall in Vietnam

On 3 August 2013, NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Jebi as it was tracking north of Hanoi after making its second landfall in Vietnam.

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Tue, 06/08/2013 - 09:08
latitude: 
14.0583
longitude: 
108.277