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Philippines: Satellites track Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun
In this map, based on TRMM data, heavier rainfall is shown in dark blue.

On 15 and 16 July 2014 Typhoon Rammasun swept across the southern Philippine islands of Luzon as a category 3 storm. The typhoon made landfall with 200 km dropping 200 millimeters of rain on Luzon, Samar, and Panay.  Official have attributed 20 deaths to Rammasun’s high winds blowing down trees and power lines but claim that the damage could have been worse. Applying lessons learned from Haiyan 8 months prior more than 400,000 people evacuated their homes in the storm’s path.

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Tracking Supertyphoon Neoguri from Space

Super typhoon Neoguri seen from space.

In early July 2014, Super Typhoon Neoguri has been heavily affecting Japan. Neoguri developed from

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Gravity data could predict flooding months ahead

Land Saturation data from GRACE

According to new findings from the University of California Irvine the use of satellite data could be used to greatly improve the overflow predictions of a river months before the event occurs which could potentially save lives and property with earlier flood warnings.

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:20

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NASA satellites track Hurricane Arthur from Space

Hurricane Arthur captured by NASA on 4 July.

Several satellites kept track and monitored Hurricane Arthur from the initial phases to the development of a Hurricane and to a post-tropical storm.

On 29 June 2014, a low-pressure area in the center east of Florida developed. That area evolved afterward into Tropical Depression 1, captured on June 30 by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite.

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NASA announces successful Launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory

OCO-2

On Wednesday 2 July 2014, NASA reported the successful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The satellite's mission will last at least two years to study the sources and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide.  OCO-2 is the second of five scheduled NASA Earth Science missions to be launched in 2014.

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Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:48

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First set of data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission published

Artist's depiction of NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission

The first set of data from the NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is now available to the public.

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GOES-East captured the movement of dissipating System 90L

Developing System 90L which will never turn into tropical cyclone

The low pressure area System 90L located by NASA’s AIRs in the southern Bay of Campeche on 5 June 2014 fizzled out by 9  June and did not develop into a tropical cyclone. It still dropped heavy rainfall causing flash floods, accompanied by stormy winds on eastern and south-eastern Mexico before the end of its lifetime.

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NASA: Launch of the new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility launch MACRI on 9 June 2014

On 9 June 2014 NASA launched their new Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resiliency Institute (MACRI) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

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Dragon V2: New spacecraft could revolutionize Space exploration

SpaceX

The California-based company SpaceX has recently presented its Dragon V2 spacecraft. What makes Dragon V2 sp special is that it will be able to take-off and land anywhere on Earth with the accuracy of a helicopter without a runway.

The re-useable space capsule which has seven seats can land vertically due to its side-mounted thrusters and legs. The company is applying for NASA contracts, as NASA depends on Russian Spacecrafts for transporting its astronauts into space.

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Mon, 02/06/2014 - 14:08

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United States: Half of the country experiencing drought

Scientists from the US created this map of dought areas

In early May 2014, the United States National Drought Center, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln developed a map, which shows the extended area affected by high temperatures and subsequent droughts in the United States.

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