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NASA simulation of Hurricane Katrina to support better storm forecasts

The image shows water vapor within Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29, 2005 (Image: NASA)

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a high-resolution video that simulates Hurricane Katrina’s movement across the Atlantic Ocean, then the Gulf of Mexico, and its final collision with the southern part of the United States.

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Striking records of typhoon Atsani

Records of the typhoon's eye and its structure on August 19 (Image: NASA)

Stunning images of the Atsani typhoon have been captured by CloudSat and Aqua satellites on August 19. The first space artifact passed near its eye and collected information about the inside of the typhoon through its cloud-penetrating radar.

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Fri, 21/08/2015 - 10:49

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NASA to build an enhanced hurricane-observing satellite mission

Hurricanes hitting the U.S. will be easier to predict with the new satellite mission (Image: NASA)

NASA has began to build its new satellite mission focused on predicting hurricanes, called Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), with the collaboration of the University of Michigan.

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Stronger El Niño conditions according to NASA

Comparison between sea level increase in 1997 and 2015 at the Eastern Pacific (Source: NASA)

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that the ocean levels in Central and Eastern Pacific have increased between March and July 2015, which bears a resemblance to the conditions of the potent El Niño event of 1997-98. The research was carried out through altimetry measurements captured by the OSTM/Jason-2 satellite.

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Thu, 06/08/2015 - 10:43

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NASA funds new satellite-based tool to detect wildfires

Wildfires can be easier detected thanks to the new satellite-based tool (Image: NASA)

NASA has funded a new satellite-based fire detection tool in operation now at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS).

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Mon, 20/07/2015 - 11:57

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NASA’s RapidScat to measure Tropical Storm Claudette

Tropical Storm Claudette measured by RapidScat (Image: NASA)

The third Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season, Claudette, has been monitored by the RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station.

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Wed, 15/07/2015 - 15:45

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Ball and NASA to build a new environmental satellite

Suomi NPP, Ball and NASA's first environmental satellite (Image: NASA)

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is teaming up with NASA in the development of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1), USA’s next environmental spacecraft, which will presumably be launched in 2017.

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Fri, 03/07/2015 - 16:09

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CONAE and NASA Aquarius mission stops operating

The Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft was measuring global sea surface salinity (Image: NASA)

The Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D satellite observatory, a joint project between NASA and Argentina’s Space Agency (CONAE), with participation from Brazil, Canada, France and Italy, has ended its activity after nearly four years.

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Wed, 24/06/2015 - 08:38

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Detailed global climate change estimates released by NASA

Temperature forecasts under different greenhouse emission scenarios.(Image: Wikipedia)

NASA has released a dataset displaying how temperatures and precipitations might change by the year 2100 taking into account various greenhouse gas emission scenarios.

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RCMRD: Stakeholder Workshop on the Use of MODIS Data for Early Warning

Group photo of the workshop's participants (Image: RCMRD)

On Thursday June 4th a one-day workshop on the “Use of Modis Data for Early Warning,

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