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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
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.Read more
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 04/12/2001Read more
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 TeamRead more