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NOAA Releases Online Water Level Forecast Tech

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unveiled an online tool to help users prepare and handle the effects of coastal flooding. The Coastal Inundation Dashboard is designed to deliver 48-hour water level forecasts, storm surge information and historic flooding data through the use of real-time information gathered from 200 coastal water level stations, NOAA said Friday

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NOAA Launching COSMIC-2 Satellites for Space Weather Forecast Mission

Six COSMIC-2 satellites will deploy aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon Heavy spacecraft on June 24 as part of a U.S. Air Force mission that aims to optimize space weather monitoring and forecast functions. The satellites will gather weather, atmospheric and electron density data in the ionosphere to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast climate and weather conditions as part of the Space Test Program-2 mission, the agency said Tuesday.

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NOAA Releases Online Water Level Forecast Tech

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unveiled an online tool to help users prepare and handle the effects of coastal flooding. The Coastal Inundation Dashboard is designed to deliver 48-hour water level forecasts, storm surge information and historic flooding data through the use of real-time information gathered from 200 coastal water level stations, NOAA said Friday.

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NOAA Plans for Future Satellite Observing Architecture

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration anticipates obtaining data from various government satellites and commercial sensors as it plans for its future satellite observing architecture, SpaceNews reported Monday. Karen St. Germain, director of NOAA’s office of systems architecture and advanced planning for satellite and information service, said the Joint Polar Satellite System in low-Earth orbit could feed data to the agency in the mid-2030s. 

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NOAA’s Latest Geostationary Satellite Enters Assigned Coverage Area

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s second modern geostationary weather satellite will be operating over the western U.S., Hawaii, Alaska and Pacific Ocean. The satellite, named GOES-17, is designed to help weather forecasters predict storms, wildfire and other environmental hazards via detailed information, NOAA said Tuesday.

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NOAA, NCAR Developing Common Weather Modeling Framework

A new partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Center for Atmospheric Research intends to build a common infrastructure for climate modeling. The joint effort aims to foster collaboration and resource sharing between climate modeling scientists from public and private sectors, NOAA said Thursday.

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NASA, NOAA Establish Board to Study GEOS-17 Satellite Issue

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have jointly established a board to study the issue that resulted in a three percent availability loss of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 17. The infrared detectors of the weather satellite's Advanced Baseline Imager instrument did not maintain required operational temperatures under certain conditions during a postlaunch test, NASA said Tuesday.

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Space Commerce Director Kevin O’Connell to Prioritize Industry Advocacy, Regulatory Concerns

Kevin O'Connell, director of the Office of Space Commerce, said his priorities for the space-based regulatory body include modifying space policy and safeguarding national security by encouraging industry participation in the endeavor, SpaceNews reported Thursday.

 

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