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  1. New ‘Sun clock’ reveals that solar activity turns off and on with surprising precision

    Solar scientists have taken a mathematical technique used by Earth scientists to analyze cyclic phenomena, such as the ebb and flow of ocean tides, and applied it to the confounding irregularity of cycles on the Sun. The result is an elegant “Sun clock” that shows that solar activity starts and stops on a much more precise schedule than could be discerned when looking at observations of the Sun in the traditional way – plotted linearly over time.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. Washington Update: June 2, 2020

    This issue provides updates on the federal budget, proposed expansion of NSF, COVID-19 stimulus, and more.

    • Government Relations

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  3. A graphic showing how COSMIC satellites measure the bend of GPS signals.

    After 14 years, first COSMIC satellite mission comes to an end

    The last of six tiny satellites that were rocketed into space 14 years ago – and then went on to prove that the wealth of accurate atmospheric data that can be gleaned from existing GPS signals can improve operational weather forecasts – was officially decommissioned on May 1, outliving its original planned lifespan by a dozen years.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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  4. Satellite image of Hurricane Michael in 2018

    Individualists are less likely to obey hurricane evacuation orders

    Residents with individualist world views are less likely to be persuaded by official predictions of risks or evacuate from an approaching hurricane, new research finds.

    • Weather

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  5. Screen shot of Storm Surge AR

    Your house, but flooded: Augmented reality brings storm surge impacts home

    A new augmented reality app developed by the COMET Program gives users multiple ways to interact with varying levels of storm surge, including the ability to envision water flooding into your own house.

    • Education + Outreach

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