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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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Fri, 27/06/2014 - 11:06
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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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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:27

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CNES and NASA to collaborate on global water and ocean surface survey

Current Satellite to be Launched to monitor Surface Water and Ocean Topography

The French Space Agency CNES and the US Space Agency NASA have come together in an agreement to conduct the first ever detailed global ocean mapping and surface water survey. The two agencies will be working together in all aspects of the life cycle of a water and ocean surface satellite mission from the design of the spacecraft, its launch and operation during the mission and decommissioning.

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US Tornado Outbreak seen from Space: NASA animation

Tracking Tornados

On 29 April 2014, a new animation of the storm system which spawned 31 tornados affecting seven states across the Central and Southern United States from 27 to 28 April 2014 has been released by NASA using data collected from a NOAA’s GOES East Satellite and NASA’s Aqua Satellite.

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Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest

The studies analyzed the "greenness" of the Congo rainforest

A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past ten years.

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System to Track Drought Dynamics developed by University of Cincinnati Geographers

Geographers Develope System to Track Drought Dynamics

Researchers in the University of Cincinnati Department of Geography are hard at work tracking drought patterns across the United States implementing an Event-based Spatial-Temporal Data Model (ESTDM) tracing the dynamic

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Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:05

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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) status update

NASA and JAXA launched their joint GPM mission

The GPM Core Observatory is continuing its pre-programmed course and is communicating with the GPM Mission Operations Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Fri, 28/02/2014 - 11:19
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