extreme weather events

NOAA satellites: 240 people rescued in 2014

The NOAA-M satellite

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that its constellation of weather satellites helped save 240 people during 2014 from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its territorial waters. The statement indicates the importance of

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Global Risks 2015: Extreme weather events second biggest risk

The 2015 edition of the Global Risks report ranks extreme weather events among the two top risks.

The Global Risks Report 2015, issued by the World Economic Forum on 16 January 2015 finds extreme weather events the number two top global risk in terms of likelihood. It is exceeded only by interstate conflicts. Both are followed by failure of national governance systems (3), state collapse or crisis (4) and high structural unemployment or underemployment (5).

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WMO: Publication on a Decade of Climate Extremes

New report by WMO: The Global Climate 2001-2010

The World Meteorological Organization published the report "2001-2010, A Decade of Climate Extremes". 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 pronounced global warming.

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Fri, 05/07/2013 - 17:21
Fri, 07/05/2013

GPM Microwave Imager Instrument for NASA and JAXA Mission Arrives at Goddard

The Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument has arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for integration into NASA's upcoming Earth science spacecraft. The instrument was built at the Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo.

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