Built on the Fly with Spare Parts, a Scatterometer on the International Space Station Delivers Big Results

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ISS-RapidScat delivers valuable measurements for weather models, storm tracking, and forecasting. What happens when a key instrument on a billion-dollar satellite ceases to function? When it can take decades to plan the launch for a replacement satellite, one might want to build an instrument on the fly – out of spare parts – and hitch a ride as secondary payload … Read More

Mapping ENSO: Precipitation for the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands

EarthzineAssessing Drought and Water Availability, DEVELOP 2015 Summer VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session

This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊAssessing Drought and Water Availability Project Team: Pacific Water Resources Team Location: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) – Asheville, North Carolina Authors: Jessica Sutton Nicolas Luchetti Ethan Wright Mentors/Advisors: Michael Kruk (Earth Resources Technology [ERT]) John Marra (NOAA Regional Climate Services, Pacific Region) … Read More

Leatherback Sea Turtles

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The issues treated throughout the investigation root from the eminent danger of global warming, and analyses of several aspects of it, such as the loss of the polar ice caps, coastline erosion, and the changes in precipitation indexes. Then, the project focuses on the consequences inflicted on leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys Coriacea) by the major changes on their environment.