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  • ESA signs EUR 263m earth monitoring satellite contract

    The European Space Agency and Astrium GmbH have signed a contract worth EUR 263 million to provide the EarthCARE satellite, the sixth Earth Explorer mission of ESA’s Living Planet Programme. As prime contractor, Astrium GmbH is responsible for the satellite’s design, development and integration. The contract was signed on Wednesday in Berlin on the occasion of the International Aerospace ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains

    Predicting floods following extreme rainfall in the central Andes is enabled by a new method. Climate change has made these events more frequent and more severe in recent decades. Now complex networks analysis of satellite weather data makes it possible to produce a robust warning system for the first time, a study to be published in the journal Nature Communications shows. This might allow for ...

  • Latest models `could give Asia ten-day flood warnings`

    An ensemble of climate and weather simulations could help developing countries better prepare for extreme events such as tropical cyclones, droughts and floods, scientists have said. Many poorer countries rely on traditional weather forecasting techniques, in which an initial set of weather conditions is fed into a single model to predict future adverse events, typically one or two days ahead. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Weather and climate get a supercomputing boost in Australia

    Two new supercomputers ordered today by the Bureau of Meteorology and The Australian National University (ANU) will deliver 12 times the power of previous models, ensuring Australia is at the forefront of international weather forecasting and climate modelling. The Bureau and ANU have selected Sun Microsystems to deliver two state-of-the-art supercomputers capable of processing the vast amount of ...


    By Australian Government

  • Hourly Ground-Level Ozone Forecasts Now Coast to Coast

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2007 (ENS) - Ground-level ozone forecasts, for years a key predictor of air quality in major U.S. cities, are now posted and mapped online on an hourly basis throughout the lower 48 United States. Ground-level ozone is a main ingredient of urban smog, that brown cloud hanging over the skylines of urban areas. 'Poor air quality is a silent killer, responsible for tens ...

  • Computer simulation models can predict tropical cyclone formation

    Advanced computer simulation models can predict cyclone formation in the north Indian Ocean a week in advance, an international conference heard. Peter Webster, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology's school of earth and atmospheric sciences, US, told a meet on Indian Ocean tropical cyclones and climate change, which began this week (14 February) in New Delhi, that such models used ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Taking earth`s temperature via satellite

    Imagine adding a thermometer to Google Earth. That's the vision of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Martha Anderson and Bill Kustas, who see the need for high-resolution thermal infrared imaging tools--such as those aboard the aging Landsat satellites--as vital to monitoring earth's health. These thermal data are especially important given the combination of global warming and the ...

  • MARWIS supports efficient de-icing of aircrafts

    Let´s think about a wintry scene at the Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam, NL): De-iceing machines surrounding an aircraft engulfed in clouds of smoke. Workers are using large-nozzle hosepipes to douse the aircraft in a special fluid that will de-ice it and keep it de-iced so that it can safely depart. As you may can imagine, the de-icing process takes time as well as manpower and significantly ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Large-scale early flood warning systems provide high returns on investment

    Continental-scale early flood warning systems in Europe can provide significant monetary benefits by reducing flood damage and associated costs. Specifically, a new study found that the return from the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) and available flood damage data has the potential to be as high as approximately 400 euros for every one euro invested. Early flood warnings — and ...

  • CustomWeather Launches CWView: Animated Weather Model Portal for Energy and Commodity Traders

    CustomWeather, Inc., a specialized provider of high resolution weather forecast and alert services, has announced the availability of a critical graphical weather forecasting tool, CWView. The CWView weather model portal is a powerful tool tailored for professional users with a working knowledge and understanding of weather’s impact on their business, ...


    By CustomWeather, Inc.

  • NASA Transfers Operational Control Of Environmental Satellite

    The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22. The transition marks the next step of the mission that supports NASA's Earth science research and NOAA's weather forecasting missions. Suomi NPP continues the observations of ...

  • Climate data project seeks to prepare poorer nations

    A global initiative to help developing nations prepare for the impacts of climate change will be piloted in Bangladesh, Colombia and Ethiopia, following its launch in the United States last week. The Climate Services for Resilient Development partnership has more than US$34 million worth of funding and goods to use to pool scientific data and technologies from agencies in the United States and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) to Support NOAA Weather and Climate Models

    Environmental Research and Risk Consultancy Firm Selected by CSC to Provide Science and Software Expertise for Migration of NOAA Models to New High-Performance Computing System Lexington, MA - Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) is a team member on the Research and Development High Performance Computing System contract recently awarded to CSC (NYSE: CSC) by the National Oceanic and ...

  • Glacier FarmMedia and Pessl Instruments Announce Creation of METOS Canada

    Glacier FarmMedia LP (GFM) and Pessl Instruments GmbH (Pessl) have announced a joint venture to create METOS Canada to market and support digital smart ag services. Through METOS Canada, producers and ag professionals across the country will have access to Internet-of-Things devices, front-end software and support designed to improve on-farm management decisions. “At Glacier FarmMedia, we ...


    By Pessl Instruments GmbH

  • Climate change to hit Saudi`s agriculture, water

    Scientists in Saudi Arabia say that by the end of 2050 parts of the country will be hotter and have reduced precipitation, which could affect agricultural productivity. The work was published in February's issue of the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. [1] It predicts that average temperatures in Saudi Arabia could increase by as much as four degrees Celsius, increasing agricultural ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Mediterranean capital pollution has far-reaching effects on air quality

    New research has modelled the impacts of Athens and Istanbul in the eastern Mediterranean, on local and regional air quality. Results indicate that the impacts of megacity pollution vary significantly according to the time of year and that air quality improvements will require coordinated efforts within the eastern Mediterranean region and beyond. Megacities (cities with more than 10 million ...

  • UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science to Accept Pre-proposals until March 17, 2016 for its $5 Million USD Grant

    The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has announced March 17, 2016 as the closing date for accepting pre-proposals from researchers interested in participating in its second cycle. The second cycle of the program commenced on January 19 following the award ceremony that recognized three research teams from Japan, the UAE, and Germany in the inaugural cycle. The submission of ...

  • Singapore`s National Environment Agency Collaborates With IBM To Improve Environmental Services Related To Air, Weather And Public Health

    The National Environment Agency (NEA) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a three-year research collaboration and signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) under which IBM researchers will work with NEA to develop advanced modelling and predictive capabilities to address key environmental concerns in Singapore such as air quality, extreme weather events, dengue outbreaks and food poisoning ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Study tracks ´memory´ of soil moisture

    Original story at MIT News The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, that tiny amount plays a crucial role in everything from agriculture to weather and climate, and even the spread of ...

  • Weather Ready Nation

    U.S. Flood Control is proud to be an embassador of the Weather Ready Nation. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN ...


    By US Flood Control Corp.

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