Hurricane Sandy: Polar-orbiting satellites were key in pinpointing landfall

According to a new study by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the NOAA forecasts of Hurricane Sandy’s track could have been hundreds of miles off without information from polar-orbiting satellites. Rather than identifying the New Jersey landfall location within 30 miles five-days before landfall, the models would have shown Sandy remaining at sea.


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Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:17
Fri, 12/14/2012

SMERST 2013: Social Media and Semantic Technologies in Emergency Response

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

This conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in Emergency






15/04/2013 to 16/04/2013

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Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

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University of Warwick

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How Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellites tracked Sandy

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission showed its versatility by capturing unique measurements of Hurricane Sandy, that hit the Caribbean and northeastern US in late October 2012.


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Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:36
Wed, 11/14/2012

International Charter activated for Hurricane Sandy

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record. UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA activated the mechanism on 29 October 2012 for Haiti. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean between 26-28 October, leaving a reported 51 dead in Haiti and another 15 missing.


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Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:27


Tue, 11/13/2012
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