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18/10/2017

Atmosphere
  • NASA Finds Newly Formed Tropical Storm Lan Over Open Waters (18/10/2017)

    NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible picture of newly formed Tropical Storm Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

  • Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-related Financial Loss (18/10/2017)

    If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a University of Vermont study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

  • NOAA observing buoys validate findings from NASA's new satellite for measuring carbon dioxide (18/10/2017)

    The strong El Niño event of 2015-2016 provided NASA and NOAA an unprecedented opportunity to test the effectiveness of the newest observation tool to measure global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations -- NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite or OCO-2.Observations of carbon dioxide concentrations over the tropical Pacific from the satellite were validated by data from NOAA’s Tropical Pacific Observing System of buoys, which directly measure carbon dioxide concentrations at the surface of the ocean.

  • Biodiversity
  • ACT-America Aims to Tell Four-Season Greenhouse Gas Story (18/10/2017)

    NASA scientists are once again on the hunt for greenhouse gases in the sky.

  • Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant, collaborative study finds (18/10/2017)

    The economically important big bluestem grass — a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle — is predicted to reduce its growth and stature by up to 60 percent percent in the next 75 years because of climate change, according to a study involving Kansas State University researchers.

  • 30-day countdown to JPSS-1 launch (18/10/2017)

    The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, is scheduled to lift off Nov. 10, at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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