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Tag: Observing
  1. An artist's rendering of a COSMIC-2 satellite.

    Newly released satellite data poised to significantly improve weather forecasts

    As UCAR releases the first data from the newly launched COSMIC-2 satellite system, meteorologists are finding evidence that the detailed observations of the atmosphere will significantly improve short-term weather forecasts.

    • Data,
    • Weather

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  2. Satellite image of Hurricane Michael approaching Florida

    A new frontier in hurricane observations

    A new type of disposable drone will enable scientists to collect detailed observations of intense hurricane winds that blast just above the ocean surface near the eyewall.

    • Weather

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  3. An illustration of four microsatellites observing the Sun

    Microsatellites to take never-before-seen look at the young solar wind

    The PUNCH mission will fill the observational gaps to create a seamless view.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. Fishermen at dusk on Lake Victoria. (Photo by Africraigs.)

    Lifesaving storm warnings for Africa's Lake Victoria

    The HIGHWAY project aims to help the nations in the Lake Victoria Basin disseminate timely forecasts and warnings to those at risk.

    • Weather

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  5. A visualization of a solar tsunami based on a computer simulation

    ‘Terminators’ on the Sun trigger plasma tsunamis and the start of new solar cycles

    In a pair of new papers, scientists paint a picture of how solar cycles suddenly die, potentially causing tsunamis of plasma to race through the Sun’s interior and trigger the birth of the next sunspot cycle only a few short weeks later.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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