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NOAA satellites: 240 people rescued in 2014

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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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Himalayas: Satellite-based Rainfall Estimates

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) issued a study on detailed assessment of the accuracy of NOAA CPC_RFE2.0 satellite rainfall estimates over the central Himalayas of Nepal.

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Mon, 24/06/2013 - 15:09

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Hurricane Sandy: Polar-orbiting satellites were key in pinpointing landfall

According to a new study by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the NOAA forecasts of Hurricane Sandy’s track could have been hundreds of miles off without information from polar-orbiting satellites. Rather than identifying the New Jersey landfall location within 30 miles five-days before landfall, the models would have shown Sandy remaining at sea.

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Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:17
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