Cloud & Infrastructure

Hurricane season? Really? FEMA widget can help you prepare.

It’s open season for hurricanes as of June 1, and FEMA wants you to prepare now before a potentially active season heats up.

State & Local

New tornado-sensing radar could get warnings out faster

A network of radar-based sensors that deliver high-res imagery could help weather experts better predict impending tornadoes.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Center of U.S. population shifts again, and Census is on the trail

The geographic center of the U.S. population has shifted west and south over the past 10 years to Texas County, Missouri. The Census Bureau and NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey are marking the occasion – and the spot.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Why high-performance clouds are best kept in-house

Commercial providers can't match agencies such as the Energy Department, NIH and NOAA when it comes to the cost and performance of HPC clouds.

Data & Analytics

Mapping from coast to coast, two centimeters at a time

A national event kicking off Surveyors’ Week will add precise new GPS data points to the National Geodetic Survey’s online database, eventually making maps more accurate than ever.

NOAA rescues Civil War-era coastal charts, now available online

Rescue project makes historical collection of U.S. coastal charts available online in searchable NOAA database.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Google adds a layer to climate modeling efforts

Google Earth Engine makes 25 years of LANDSAT satellite images available for studying changes and mapping trends in the Earth's environment.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How NOAA quickly developed an in-depth view of gulf oil spill

After the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon undersea oil well April 20, NOAA quickly established the Geospatial Platform to collect data from multiple agencies and make it available to the public and scientific community.

Cloud & Infrastructure

West Virginia lands NOAA's latest supercomputer

The new state-of-the-art supercomputer at the Environmental Security Computing Center in Fairmont, W.Va., expected to be operational in fall 2011, is part of NOAA's expanded climate research.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GAO debuts new online report technology

GAO is piloting a new online E-Report to accompany its familiar PDF products with the release of a study on slippages in NOAA's next-generation weather satellite program.

Harris antennas will greatly accelerate NOAA weather data processing

Harris Corp. has won a 10-year, $130 million contract to build a ground antenna system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will enable the agency to receive and process weather data 40 times faster than today, as well as deliver weather images directly to end users.

Data & Analytics

Spill prompts NOAA to define its data management architecture

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is defining the architecture needed to effectively manage, store and disseminate data to the public and other agencies in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill.

Cloud & Infrastructure

NOAA to get high-capacity research network

Internet2 is partnering with NOAA to provide a high-capacity network to link climate researchers with new advanced computing facilities.

Data & Analytics

New space race is on for satellite positioning systems

The United States' monopoly on satellite positioning systems will soon end as other nations build their own constellations of navigation satellites.

Data & Analytics

Fixing the flaws in North American maps

Twentieth-century mapping techniques have not kept pace with 21st-century geospatial technology, and the National Geodetic Survey has begun a 10-year program to update the National Spatial Reference System that the nation’s mapping and surveying are built on.

NOAA computer models predict coastal areas to be hit by oil spill

Computer modeling tracking wind and water motion predicts where the oil billowing from BP's ruptured well is likely to come ashore.

NOAA interactive map tracks Gulf oil spill

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Web features a mapping tool that integrates oil spill data from federal and state agencies.

Eye in the sky: NOAA satellite program aids oil spill response

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's satellite organization has a test imagery program that's getting some real use in fighting the oil spill in the Gulf.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Federal sites spread the word on spread of oil spill

As oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon spill spreads toward the Gulf Coast, agencies spread the word on environmental and health concerns, along with updates on the government's repsonse.

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