Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Hurricane Forecasts Rely on Modeling the Past

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Improving hurricane forecasts means testing historical storms with today's sophisticated models and supercomputers. NASA and NOAA work together in gathering ground and satellite observations, as well as experimenting with research forecast models. As a result of this collaboration, model resolution has increased, and scientists are discovering more about the processes that occur within these powerful storms. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission is a joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission that measures all forms of precipitation around the globe. GPMs Microwave Imager, or GMI, has proven useful in seeing beneath the swirling clouds and into the structure of tropical cyclones. The information gathered by GPM and other missions will be used to improve forecast models.

Harris Sensors Monitor Urban Environments

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The V1 Video team interviewed Eric Webster, Vice President and General Manager of Environmental Solutions at Harris Corp., at the 32nd Space Symposium held April 11-14, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He discusses the company's GreenLITE carbon dioxide monitoring system and how it can monitor an entire city, an example of the technology being used in Paris, and the benefits of a multi-sensor platform for environmental analysis.

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