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  • Tsunami footage assists wave prediction

    When the powerful earthquake of 11 March triggered a tsunami that struck swathes of Japan's north-east coast, images of the devastating wave were captured. As well as conveying the scale of the tragedy, footage of the debris-filled water sweeping across fields can be used to better understand the characteristics of tsunamis and help save lives in the future. "Without exaggeration, it will lead to ...


  • Easy Steps to Ensure the Heat Wave Doesn't Melt Your Bank Account

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Ontarians are currently experiencing the first extreme heat of 2010, with record setting temperatures already surpassed in many parts of the province, a mini-blackout experienced in Toronto and no relief in sight until week's end. In the interest of helping reduce stress on Ontario's electrical grid and bringing down home cooling costs, ...


  • Direct Energy: Hot Weather Tips for Small Business Customers

    Record Setting Temperatures Put Strain on Heating GridWhat Can Small Businesses Do to Help?PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- The first heat wave of the summer has arrived and is blasting Pennsylvania with hot, humid air. This can leave many small business owners wondering what they can do. There are several adjustments that small business owners can employ to immediately ...


  • E Source Benchmarks Utility Direct Load Control Programs

    In early 2012, E Source began an initiative to take an in-depth look at utility direct load control programs. Direct load control happens when a utility takes control of its customers' air conditioners or water heaters to reduce electricity demand at peak times. E Source found 49 utilities that run direct load control programs in 25 U.S. states and benchmarked 24 of those programs. ...


  • Tsunami-recording in the deep sea - Data transfer for tsunami early warning system successfully tested

    In order to extend alert times and avoid false alarms, a new seafloor pressure recording system has been designed to detect tsunamis shortly after their development in the open ocean. The project is directed by scientists of the working group ‘Marine Observation Systems’ at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, part of the Helmholtz Association. Successful testing of the ...

  • New radar satellite technique sheds light on ocean current dynamics

    Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique – based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns – to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Howard M. Dratler Joins Liquid Robotics as Executive Vice President of Global Sales

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the first wave-powered marine robot, today announced that Howard M. Dratler, formerly CEO of Panzura, Inc., and veteran, high technology sales executive, has joined the company to lead the global sales and business development organization. Mr. Dratler will report directly to Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics. ...


  • Metocean buoy installed in the Dutch North Sea

    Wind, waves and currents have a profound impact on the construction, the operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Therefore, the offshore windfarm Eneco Luchterduinen and RWE Innogy are testing a new and innovative metocean buoy that has been installed yesterday in the Dutch North Sea. The buoy has been deployed for a six month validation period nearby the already existing IJmuiden ...


  • Increase of extreme events in a warming world

    A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States examines extreme weather events and their connection to global warming. The study finds that extreme weather, both warm and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Report shows unprecedented climate extremes over last decade

    The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of accelerating global warming. More national temperature records were reported broken than in any previous decade, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report, ...

  • Report shows unprecedented climate extremes over last decade

    The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of accelerating global warming. More national temperature records were reported broken than in any previous decade, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The report, ...

  • Environmental Sensing Platform installed in the Great Salt Lake, Utah

    Salt Lake City, Utah – Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc (PME), an internationally known oceanographic and limnologic instrument design corporation provided a LakeESP sensor monitoring buoy to the U.S. Geological Survey for the Great Salt Lake in early, 2010. The LakeESP (Environmental Sensing Platform) is a lake sensor buoy able to collect a variety of water and air measurements every ...

  • A month of extreme weather around the world – Something is stuck

    Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange. Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding. A heat wave that has killed more than 1,800 people in India. Record 91-degree readings in Alaska, of all places. A pair of top-of-the-scale typhoons in the Northwest Pacific. And a drought taking hold in the East. “Mother ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate change killed Europeans in 2003 heat

    British researchers say climate change was responsible for the deaths of more than 60 people in London in 2003, and over 500 in Paris. In a rare instance of direct attribution of human mortality to warming temperatures, they say that year’s European heatwave raised the risk of heat-related death by 20% in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • CAS DataLoggers Technology Used in New Tsunami Detection System

    Intelligent Data Logger is the Brains of Advanced Early Warning Device CAS DataLoggers is proud to announce the release of a jointly-developed Tsunami Detection System incorporating its own dataTaker intelligent datalogging technology. The ARROW Tsunami Detection System is now pending patent and is the result of ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Antarctic visit to study sea ice

    Scientists flew to New Zealand’s Scott Base, on the first post-winter Antarctica New Zealand flight last week, to study the growth and thickness of winter coastal sea ice in McMurdo Sound. The scientists, from the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and Otago University, are spending six weeks on the ice doing training, and setting up a pilot study, for an eight month ...

  • DC court supports EPA on climate change

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today upheld key actions taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases, including the endangerment finding, vehicle emission standards, and the tailoring rule for stationary ...

  • Planning for the inevitable: the impact of climate change on biodiversity

    Climate change is already having an impact on habitats and species in Europe, for example a decrease in plant species has been recorded in some areas. According to recent research, spatial planning is a key concept in making European  ecosystems more resilient to climate change, as it takes into account all factors that affect a habitat, including economic development, transport, ...

  • David Kidney speech - renewable UK conference

    Good morning, it’s a real pleasure to be here to celebrate the success, and the future, of wave and tidal energy. And It’s also a pleasure to be here to be part of the official launch of ‘Renewable UK. Our potential in renewable energy is so much broader than wind now, so it’s encouraging to see the sector adapting to the times. Sir Arthur C. Clarke once said ‘How inappropriate ...


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