Today, NASA is launching a next-generation weather satellite. GOES-S will be sent up in an Atlas V rocket later today, where it will be placed in a geosynchronous orbit above the Pacific ocean. Once there, it will undergo several months of testing before being turned over to NOAA and begin sending high-resolution weather data to meteorologists around the globe. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Earlier this week, we took a look at GOES-S and its technical specifications. The satellite comes equipped with powerful cameras that can image weather patterns every 30 seconds at four times the resolution. Such detailed views of the Earth’s weather can give meteorologists better tools to predict storms and other severe weather events.Once GOES-S reaches orbit, it will be renamed GOES-17 and join the previously launched GOES-16 to provide constant data of weather patterns from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Combined with other GOES satellites already in orbit, the network will keep … [Read more...] about Watch NOAA’s GOES-S Weather Satellite Launch, Live
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NEW ORLEANS — For the first time, scientists have definitively linked human-caused climate change to extreme weather events. A handful of extreme events that occurred in 2016 — including a deadly heat wave that swept across Asia — simply could not have happened due to natural climate variability alone, three new studies find. The studies were part of a special issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, also known as BAMS, released December 13. These findings are a game changer — or should at least be a conversation changer, Jeff Rosenfeld, editor in chief of BAMS, said at a news conference that coincided with the studies’ release at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting. “We can no longer be shy about talking about the connection between human causes of climate change and weather,” he said. For the last six years, BAMS has published a December issue containing research on extreme weather events from the … [Read more...] about These weather events turned extreme thanks to human-driven climate change
Each year, business continuity and disaster recovery professionals must plan for an increasing array of threats. As risks expand and diversify, professionals must incorporate more in-depth information into their disaster recovery plans to best prepare for the worst scenarios. While our recent business continuity survey found that cybersecurity is the top risk on most professionals’ minds, there is a more common and predictable threat: Severe weather.Severe weather and disaster recovery plansIf you create a disaster recovery plan that doesn’t include the threat of severe weather, you’re risking financial, operational, and human resources. Some severe weather threats are constant. Lightning, for example, strikes the Earth’s surface nearly 100 times every second. These strikes occur all over the globe. While you might not have people in harm’s way during a thunderstorm, a well-placed lightning bolt can knock out power to your operations. While this … [Read more...] about How to leverage weather to build a disaster recovery plan
2017 was a crazy year for weather. Between monster hurricanes, devastating wildfires spread by howling Santa Ana winds and bone-chilling snowstorms, we’ve seen it all. And these extreme weather events did not stop when the calendar hit 2018. Winter Storm Grayson just tore up the East Coast, bringing snow from Florida up to Maine, along with hurricane force winds, snow, and coastal flooding.Severe weather isn’t going anywhere. So what are the best ways to deal with it in the new year? Let’s look through the four weather trends that us meteorologists at Earth Networks expect to play out this year and how they help people mitigate business risks due to weather.1. Massive amounts of weather dataOne trend we’ve watched over the last few years is the amount of weather data accessible to meteorologists, organizational decision-makers, and every day people alike. Over the past few years we’ve seen a sharp increase in the sheer amount of data we create as a planet. … [Read more...] about 4 weather trends that will play out in 2018
posted on 04 Oct 2011, 08:00 14 1. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008) hurry up and get it over with, so we can make apple copy's android jokes and get on with our lives. :) posted on 04 Oct 2011, 10:06 0 22. ilia1986 (unregistered) I have an inner feeling that Tim is a very bad Cook. At least Steve had people longing for Jobs at Apple. posted on 04 Oct 2011, 10:38 0 30. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010) Sorry, but your jokes were extremely cheeky and crap. This might be good, or bad.. We shall see. 31. ilia1986 (unregistered) Oi - Oi look! Did you see it remixfa? An iSheep! Quickly my friend - draw your rifle and hunt it down - Promised my gf some fresh meat this dinner. posted on 04 Oct 2011, 08:03 12 2. Steve Jobs (unregistered) New iphone will be running android posted on 04 Oct 2011, 10:00 2 21. ilia1986 (unregistered) If it were - it would be the best iPhone ever. In all seriousness, for a change. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Reminder: “Let’s Talk iPhone” event today!