Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Earth Day: Kids Saving the Planet & Wildlife – Barron Prize
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is a...
Space Foundation Names TheraLight, LLC as Space Certification Program Partner
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  — Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global...
Australian Space Forum to put space sector in spotlight
The Australian Space Forum to be held in South...
Trimble Introduces Siteworks SE Starter Edition Site Positioning Software for Construction Surveying
SUNNYVALE, Calif. —Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the Trimble® Siteworks SE Starter Edition, an...
Accelerating exploration for geothermal energy with UAV magnetometry conducted in North-Central Nevada
Reno, Nevada, USA; Riga, Latvia - Geophysics faculty and...

NASA's Global Hawk UAS is part of a mission to track storms developing in the Pacific Ocean to better predict severe West Coast weather. (Credit: NASA Photo/Carla Thomas)

NASA's Global Hawk UAS is part of a mission to track storms developing in the Pacific Ocean to better predict severe West Coast weather. (Credit: NASA Photo/Carla Thomas)

Extreme weather predictions on the U.S. West Coast could become more accurate with help from NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Global Hawk flights to look at Pacific storms as they develop began Feb. 12, 2016.

The mission hopes to show how Global Hawk could augment satellites and routinely fly large areas of the ocean, according to Robbie Hood, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) UAS program.

NOAA, NASA and the National Weather Service are partnering on an El Niño field research campaign "to get data in the hands of forecasters and for our weather models," said Robert Webb, Physical Science Division director of the Office of Ocean and Atmospheric Research for NOAA.

The observation flights are part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) program, a multiyear mission to show how autonomous vehicles can fill in gaps in weather modeling and as a potential backup in case a satellite is unable to capture data.

Click here for more information.

 

Comments are closed.