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NIST Leads Federal Effort to Assess, Reduce Windstorm Impacts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will spearhead a federal program that aims to study wind behavior in a push to cut the risk of loss of life and property damage from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program covers three long-term strategic goals along with 14 key objectives and seven …

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NASA Enlists Students to Develop Glider for Weather Research, Forecasting

NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California has enlisted the help of students to develop a subscale glider to aid weather research, prediction and airborne science programs at the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde glider is based on the …

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NOAA’s John Leslie: JPSS-1 to Launch No Earlier Than July

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has put off the launch of its weather satellite until after July due to technical errors, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes the same problems that caused the cancellation of the first Joint Polar Satellite System’s launch in August 2016 have led to …

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NOAA to Fund 11 Coastal Resiliency Projects; Eileen Sobeck Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $8 million in grants to 11 projects across the country in an effort to establish resilient coastal ecosystems, communities and economies. The proposals aim to revive wetlands, marshes and floodplains, remove dams and unnecessary or unsafe infrastructures and restore coral reefs across the country, the agency said …

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Commerce Dept: NOAA Renames Weather Satellite GOES-16 After Entry Into Geostationary Orbit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially named its first geostationary weather satellite GOES-16 nearly 10 days after it launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket on Nov. 19. Lockheed Martin-built GOES-16, previously known as GOES-R, has started to move into its geostationary checkout orbit after the satellite …

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NASA’s Scatterometer Wraps Up Operations Aboard ISS

A NASA Earth science instrument has ended operations after a two-year mission to monitor ocean winds aboard the International Space Station. NASA said Monday the ISS-Rapid Scatterometer is designed to measure wind speed and direction over the ocean surface to help agencies forecast weather and monitor tropical cyclones. “The data from ISS-RapidScat …

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CBO: NOAA Effort to Capture Coronal Mass Ejections Would Cost $182M Through 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s future effort to capture imagery of coronal mass ejections would cost $182 million from 2017 to 2021. The Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act requires NOAA to capture images of earth-directed CMEs or the sun’s release of large quantities of matter …

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NASA Plans 6 Small Satellite Missions to Support Earth Science Research

NASA aims to launch six small satellite missions beginning this month to study Earth’s hurricanes, energy budget, aerosols and weather. The agency said Tuesday small satellites are often deployed as “secondary payload” aboard other missions’ rockets. The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes CubeSat will be launched this month to monitor changes in Earth’s energy budget …

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