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December 13, 2016

Infrared Imagery Monitors U.S. Cold Snap

Imagery from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed the movement of cold, Arctic air over the United States from Dec. 1-11, 2016.

February 22, 2016

NASA UAS Monitors Pacific Storms

Extreme weather predictions on the U.S. West Coast could become more accurate with help from NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

October 27, 2015

California’s Future Likely Includes More Droughts and Floods

A study published in Nature Communications suggests that El Niño and La Niña weather patterns could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century. The study also predicts more-frequent extreme weather events.

July 2, 2015

Picturing the Forecast: National Weather Service Graphics Developed with NCAR Research

BOULDER – New online graphics being rolled out this summer by the National Weather Service (NWS) are based on research by a team of risk communication experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research(NCAR) who focused on how to better convey forecast information visually. Beginning July 7 the NWS will use the redesigned icons for

June 11, 2015

Comparing Global Views of Our Planet, Then and Now

In the decade before the first Earth Day, our view of the planet was still fuzzy. Scientists and engineers of the 1960s were experimenting with satellites to see if and how they could be useful for meteorology and Earth science. Early space imagers were similar to black-and-white television cameras, and the resolution was crude because

June 2, 2015

PlanetiQ Introduces New ‘Pyxis’ GPS Sensor for Better Weather and Hurricane Forecasts

BETHESDA, Md. and BOULDER, Colo., June 2, 2015—PlanetiQ announced today that it has started testing of its first "Pyxis" weather instrument with successful processing of GPS signals. The Pyxis represents a new paradigm in satellite weather sensor technology that can penetrate through clouds and storms to produce the highly calibrated data required to dramatically improve

April 30, 2015

FAA Awards Harris Corporation $238 Million IDIQ Contract for Weather Program Support Services

MELBOURNE, Fla., April 30, 2015—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Harris Corporation (HRS) for an eight-year, single-award IDIQ contract with a potential value of $238 million to design and implement a system that will disseminate real-time, comprehensive weather pictures to all aviation users across the National Airspace System (NAS). The Common Support Services–Weather (CSS-Wx)

March 22, 2015

Manson Brown Appointed as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction

March 17, 2015—Retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. Manson Brown was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate to serve as assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction and deputy administrator for NOAA. Brown joins NOAA after 36 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Coast Guard.

February 24, 2015

Chief Data Scientist Announced

The White House introduced the first chief data scientist last week, welcoming Dr. DJ Patil to the post within the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

February 12, 2015

New Book from Esri Shows How GIS Supports Weather, Climate Research

Redlands, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015—Weather mapping goes beyond what's broadcast on the evening news. The new book Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate with GIS, from Esri Press, describes how geographic information system (GIS) technology can be coupled with atmospheric and climate sciences data to do research. "Weather and climate information is innately geospatial," May Yuan, Ashbel

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