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"NASA unveils new 'NATURAL HAZARDS' web site"
in Satellite data
January 16, 2002

NASA UNVEILS NEW 'NATURAL HAZARDS' WEB SITE

NASA unveiled a new Web site today in which it publishes satellite
images in near real time over natural hazards around the world.  A
new addition to NASA's Earth Observatory, the Natural Hazards section, 
contains images and information about major environmental events that 
are potentially hazardous to human populations.

Initially, the Earth Observatory team will track five categories of
natural hazards: wildfires, severe storms, floods, volcanic
eruptions, and major air pollution events (dust storms, smog, and
smoke).  The images-acquired by NASA Earth Science Enterprise and
Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite missions-are freely available
to the public as well as news media.

"We are pleased to be able to share these spectacular new images with
the world in a timely manner," said Michael King, EOS senior project
scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.  "We are often able
to publish these images within a matter of hours after they are
acquired by the satellite sensors."

"We believe the combination of high quality and moderate to high
resolution of the scenes we publish demonstrates the significant
technological advancements NASA has made in the design of satellite
remote sensors," King continued.  "We hope the public finds the
images informative as well as useful for educational purposes."

Earth scientists around the world use NASA satellite imagery to
better understand the causes and effects of natural hazards. The goal
in sharing these new images in the Earth Observatory is to help
people visualize where and when natural hazards occur, and to
possibly help mitigate their effects.

There are plans to expand the section's scope to include other types
of natural hazards information, such as earthquakes, coastal erosion,
and landslides.  The Earth Observatory is managed by the EOS Project
Science Office, and funded by NASA's Earth Science Enterprise.

The Earth Science Enterprise is a long-term research program
dedicated to understanding how human-induced and natural changes
affect our global environment.
--

Dave Olsen, EOS Webmaster
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Seabrook, MD 20706
Phone: 301-867-2032

 -- Earth Observatory
 -- Visible Earth
 -- NASA's Earth Observing System Project Science Office
 -- GSFC's Web Resource List
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Temporary BADC file server shutdown on Tuesday 12th December from 5pm
in Other
Temporary BADC file server shutdown on Tuesday 12th December from 5pm
======================================================================


The BADC File server (tornado) will be temporarily shutdown on 

          **  Tuesday 11th December 2001 from 5pm.  **

This temporary interruption is necessary for some hardware upgrade.


 **   Normal service should resume on Wednesday 12th December 2001  **


This shutdown unfortunately implies that the BADC Web site and access to data 
and services will be temporarily unavailable.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.


BADC Support 07/12/01.

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"Historical Northern Hemisphere Mean Sea Level Pressure data (1873-1997) now available"
in Met Office data

Northern Hemisphere Mean Sea Level Pressure data now available
==============================================================

This data set holds gridded (5° latitude by 10° longitude grid) 
Northern Hemisphere (north of 15° N) monthly and daily series of Mean
Sea Level Pressure (MSLP) fields. The monthly series data are available 
for the period 1873 to 1997; the daily series data are available
for the period 1881 to 1997 . 

More information available at http://www.badc.rl.ac.uk/data/mslp/

BADC Team
04/12/2001

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"Historical Northern Hemisphere Geopotential Height data now available from 1945"
in Met Office data

Historical Northern Hemisphere Geopotential Height data now available from 1945
===============================================================================

   This data set holds gridded (5 degree latitude by 5 degree longitude grid) 
   Northern Hemisphere (north of 15N) daily and monthly series of 500hPa geopotential 
   height fields and also daily and monthly series of 1000-500hPa thickness fields. 

   The historical data is now available for the period 1945 to present.

   More information available at http://www.badc.rl.ac.uk/data/height/

   BADC Team

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Temporary BADC File Server Shutdown
in Other
Dear BADC User,

This message is to inform you that the BADC File server (tornado) will
be temporarily shutdown from Friday 16th November at 3pm to Sunday 18th
November. The BADC file server is expected to be operational again from
Monday 19th November.

This shutdown unfortunately implies that the BADC Web site and access to
data and services will be temporarily unavailable.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.

Regards,

BADC Support


BADC Support 15/11/01.

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