storms

New tools to enhance storm prediction in the Gulf of Mexico

With the new GPS-based tools more precise storm prediction is possible for the Gulf of Mexico (Image: NOAA)

The foundation of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) has provided new tools helping to predict storms and enhance ship navigation. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida will be covered with more accurate information thanks to the GPS Continually Operating Reference Systems (CORS) and Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) tools that are being implemented through local, state and federal partnerships.

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Wed, 17/06/2015 - 08:33

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New study suggests large organised storms cause rainfall increase

Large thunderstorms cause rainfall increase (Image: Flickr/ Barto)

A new study, partly based on satellite data, finds the cause of increasing rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics: more frequent large and well-organised thunderstorms.

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Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:53

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SMOS: Measuring seawater salinity from space

Sea-surface salinity and ocean circulation

Surface seawater salinty plays a great role in ocean circulation and Earth's water cycle. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinty mission by the European Space Agency ESA, SMOS, helps scientists and researchers understand this relationship better by measuring seawater salinity from space.

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Wed, 31/12/2014 - 08:37

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GPS: New technique to improve weather models

hurricane Sandy from Space

A new technique for using GPS data developed by a team of researchers led by geophysicist Jennifer Haase from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego could enhance hurricanes and storms predictability.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 10:31

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Report: Natural hazards in the USA in 2013

Satellite picture of the wild fire and Yosemite National Park.

A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most significant disasters that struck the United States in 2013 and an analysis of the potential risks and changes in natural hazards that are expected in 2014 with regards to

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:35

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New York Emergency Management Summit 2013

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Join top leaders from NYC and the State of New York at this year’s Emergency Management Summit!

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01/05/2013

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New York

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Hilton New York

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Emergency Management

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