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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’s 8-Satellite Cyclone Surveillance System Reaches Orbit

NASA has said the space agency’s new group of eight small Earth science mission satellites reached orbit safely and is on track to monitor tropical storms and hurricanes. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will work to measure ocean surface winds within and near a hurricane’s inner core such as regions beneath the eyewall and intense …

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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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Kathryn Sullivan, Lawrence Strickling: Agencies Look to Satellites for Weather Forecasts

Developments in satellite technology have helped bolster the accuracy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s weather forecasting capabilities, said NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan and National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator Lawrence Strickling. Sullivan and Strickling wrote in a guest post published Friday the agencies have sought to support government response efforts for natural disasters in the …

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Kathryn Sullivan: NOAA Preps for Potential Satellite Coverage Gap

Kathryn Sullivan, administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has told a House subcommittee that NOAA is exploring additional weather data sources in case a satellite coverage gap occurs, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Sullivan testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s environment subcomittee to …

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