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  • Weather data may predict cholera outbreaks

    Public health officials may be able to forecast cholera outbreaks months in advance by looking at temperature and rainfall data, according to a study. Researchers looked at cholera outbreaks in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and found that they correlated with increases in temperature and rainfall. They calculated thata one degree Celsius increase — from 23 to 24 degrees Celsius — was followed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • What OTIF Programs Mean for the Supply Chain

    The Road to On-Time In-Full The ability to meet customer demand is a primary measure of success. Consumer demand is a driving force for the production of goods and services. Increasing demand places pressure on companies to produce more faster to whoever their customers may be. The Amazon effect has shifted everyone’s perspective on how quickly items should be delivered. Customers ...


    By Riskpulse

  • 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

  • Air pollution modelling could help predict algal blooms

    Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases algal growth rates, researchers simulated nitrogen deposition in the North Sea and suggested that, using predicted weather data, it might be possible to adapt this approach to predict algal blooms. Algae populations are kept under ...

  • Rainfall`s link to carbon emissions quantified

    Two studies published in Nature this week have demonstrated a direct link between rising greenhouse gas levels and severe rainfall events. Scientists compared rainfall predictions from eight climate models with data from weather stations around the Northern Hemisphere. Gabriele Hegerl, a climate researcher at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, told NatureNews: "We can now say with ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Farmers blend traditional and science-based forecasts

    Kenyan farmers are adapting their farming practices to work with the weather under a scheme that blends traditional forecasting methods with science-based predictions. Completing its first year, the Sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods Innovation Project (ALIP) based in eastern Kenya has helped farmers cope with higher temperatures, more intense rainfall, stronger winds and longer dry periods. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Made in IBM Labs: New Flood Prediction Technology Simulates Rivers 100x Faster Than Real Time

    Researchers from IBM and the University of Texas at Austin have applied advanced analytics to river systems, weather and sensor data, to predict the Guadalupe River's behavior more than a hundred times the normal speed. Simulating thousands of branches at a time, this technology could help provide up to several days warning of a flood, allowing more time for disaster prevention and preparedness. ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • The realm of earthworms: NASA gets down to the nitty-gritty

    When you hear the word 'NASA,' do visions of rocket ships dance in your head? Well think again. From now on, it's 'earthworms.' That's right. Using space technology, NASA is now studying the realm of earthworms, millipedes, and springtails -- the soil beneath your feet -- with a project called OMEGA (Observing Microwave Emissions for Geophysical Applications). Why would an agency whose cosmic ...

  • Weather extremes provoked by trapping of giant waves in the atmosphere

    “An important part of the global air motion in the mid-latitudes of the Earth normally takes the form of waves wandering around the planet, oscillating between the tropical and the Arctic regions. So when they swing up, these waves suck warm air from the tropics to Europe, Russia, or the US, and when they swing down, they do the same thing with cold air ...

  • NASA`s NPP Satellite Completes Comprehensive Testing

    The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) has successfully completed its most comprehensive end-to-end compatibility test of the actual satellite and all five scientific instruments at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. During the four-week NPP Compatibility Test 4 (NCT4), ...

  • Global ocean data for global monitoring

    Local weather conditions have always been linked to global climatic developments. Global climatic factors – such as El Nino or La Nina in the Pacific Ocean - have an impact not only on neighbouring continents; their influence is also felt in regions as far removed as continental Europe. With the onset of global climate change, its influence on local weather is getting more distinct. Severe ...

  • New generation of Chinese environmental monitoring satellite now in orbit

    China has successfully launched the first of its new generation of polar-orbiting meteorological satellites, Fengyun-3A. Fengyun-3A was launched on 27 May 2008 from Taiyuan satellite launch centre in Shanxi Province of China. The payload of this new generation spacecraft is comprised of a complex suite of instruments including visible and infrared imagers, infrared and microwave sounders, a ...

  • IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the project sets out to leap beyond current global practices in three areas critical to China’s sustainable ...


    By IBM Corporation

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