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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), a

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43.0709
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-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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Publishing Date: 
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
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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
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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
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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
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14.0583
longitude: 
108.277

NASA's Aqua satellite shows wildfires in central Russia

 Intense heat wave in central Russia

On July 25, 2013 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured valuable images from the Khanty-Mansiyskiy and Yamal-Nenetskiy districts of R

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:44
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62.477
longitude: 
69.6731

NASA's Aqua satellite tracks Tropical Storm Flossie

Flossie is moving toward the west

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS mechanism aboard the NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared images of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 25 2013, providing helpful data such as the temperatur

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Fri, 26/07/2013 - 13:14
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19.1309
longitude: 
139.702

GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of hurricanes.

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02
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37.0299
longitude: 
-76.3452