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Due to an electricity supply shutdown at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (23-24 March 2002), the BADC File server (tornado) will be consequently temporarily shutdown from Friday 22th March at 4pm to Sunday 24th March. The BADC file server is expected to be back online from Monday 25th March. 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 BADC Support 20/03/02.Read more
Met Office Stratospheric Data - now using OPERH identifiers ============================================================ The Middle Atmosphere Group at the Met Office has changed the data assimilation model to include a bug fix that corrects a persistent singularity over the South Pole in the stratosphere. It is only a minor change, but as of yesterday's (26 Feb 2002) 12Z run, the assimilation identifier has been changed from OPERG to OPERH (e.g. ppassm_operh_y02_m02_d26_h12.pp ) If you require any more details on this change, please contact the BADC in a first instance. Thank You. BADC Support 27th February 2002Read more
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 ListRead more