March 14, 2016
Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), once commonly used as a cleaning agent, is a known air toxin that eats away at the ozone layer. Its production has been banned for many years, but a new CIRES and NOAA study reports those rates are still 30-100 times higher than amounts reported to emission inventories.
January 29, 2016
MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2016 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $316 million cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to build two payloads for the fourth and fifth weather satellites in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program. Known as the Polar Follow-On extension JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 missions, the contract was
January 15, 2016
The launch of Jason-3, an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue U.S.- European satellite measurements of the topography of the ocean surfaces, is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Liftoff aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg’s Space Launch
December 18, 2015
There are strong societal needs for improved prediction of climate variability and its impact on the countries surrounding the tropical Atlantic basin. To address this challenge, in 1997 the United States Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) initiated the PIRATA (Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic) multinational observation
December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015 — An animation of satellite imagery over the course of 10 days shows a series of low pressure areas pummeling the Pacific Northwest. The video, created by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland combined visible and infrared imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite. The animation shows
November 6, 2015
November 6, 2015 — On 28 October 2015, the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the Department of Commerce, granted XpressSAR Inc. (www.XpressSAR.com) a license to operate a private, commercial, space-based, remote sensing system. XpressSAR consists of a constellation of four (4) X-Band synthetic
October 20, 2015
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into 2016, prompting the declaration of the third global coral-bleaching event ever on record.
October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015 — NOAA has upgraded nowCOAST, a GIS-based online map service providing more frequently updated ocean observations along with coastal and marine weather forecasts. The new version, which went live on September 21, also offers a visual point-and-click access to 60 NOAA data products and services. Users can reach the site at nowcoast.noaa.gov.
September 14, 2015
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 14, 2015 — AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), a division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has signed a licensing agreement that grants NWS the right to use two of AccuWeather's unique technology patents. AccuWeather's
June 16, 2015
More than 100 days after launch, NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite reached its orbit position about 1 million miles from Earth. It will be the United States’ first operational space-weather satellite in deep space.