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Headlines Archive 2008

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29 Dec 08
NOAA's Science On a Sphere® Increases Museum Admissions

The International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, Texas reports that school tours and admissions appear to be increasing as a result of NOAA's Science On a Sphere® (SOS) Exhibit.

18 Nov 08
NOAA Research Tests On-Demand High Performance Computing and High-Resolution Hurricane Models During 2008 Season

During the 2008 hurricane season, NOAA has used the University of Texas Advanced Computing Center high performance computer to run high-resolution real-time global and regional models for hurricane guidance.

5 Nov 08
OAR/NWS Letter of Agreement Signed

A Letter of Agreement between the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR) was signed for the transition of the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) from Research to NOAA operations.

4 Nov 08
ESRL Forecast Technology Goes Live in Australia

Australian weather forecasters have successfully transferred custom-tailored NOAA technology to their operations at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Victoria Regional Office.

6 Oct 08
Science On a Sphere® Touring in France

From October 22 through November 9, NOAA's Science On a Sphere (SOS)® will be featured at a major European Parliament event in France called "Strasbourg in Space."

23 Sep 08
ESRL Highlights NOAA's GPS Contributions to Severe Weather Forecasting

In two recent talks, ESRL/GSD Physical Scientist Seth Gutman discussed ways that NOAA's GPS meteorology research contributes to severe weather forecasting and coastal surveying accuracy.

16 Sep 08
NOAA Improving Weather Models with TAMDAR

NOAA is adding new aircraft observations to weather models to improve short-range weather forecasts.

26 Aug 08
OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards 2008

This year, two papers co-authored by members of ESRL's Global Systems Division (GSD) were among those selected for the NOAA OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Award. GSD joins Dr. Rick Spinrad, Assistant Administrator, OAR, in congratulating co-authors Tracy Lorraine Smith, Stanley G. Benjamin, Seth I. Gutman, and Susan Sahm on this significant achievement. Additionally, GSD congratulates Seth Gutman and coauthors on another OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper of 2008.

18 Aug 08
24th Science on a Sphere® installation

NOAA's 24th Science On a Sphere® was installed the week of August 4th at the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) in McAllen, Texas.

30 Jul 08
New Environmentally-Based Educational Activities Available On Line

The POET Program – Protect Our Environmental Treasures – a series of 15 environmentally-based student activities, is now available on line.

23 Jul 08
Technology Transfer Award

A four-member team from GSD, which includes John A. McGinley, John R. Smart, Linda S. Wharton, and Daniel L. Birkenheuer, has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 NOAA Technology Transfer Award in recognition of the LAPS technology transfer to support development and implementation of the Precision Airdrop System that improves airdrop activities worldwide.

21 Jul 08
ESRL's Supercomputing Facility Featured in Contractor Journal

ESRL's relatively new computing facility, managed by GSD, is featured in the current issue of "Electrical Contractor," the official publication of the National Electrical Contractors Association.

15 Jul 08
NOAA Research Receives Virtual Learning Prize

The New Media Consortium (NMC) honors Eric Hackathorn of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory with one of the 2008 Virtual Learning Prizes for his "Exploring Weather and Climate Change Through a Climate Time Line," a proposal that will be developed by NMC for NOAA's Second Life virtual world.

20 Jun 08
NOAA Sponsors UAS Flights Over Greenland

Starting July 2, NOAA will sponsor a three-week Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) mission over Greenland called Arctic MUSCOX. For this particular mission, the aircraft will fly as low as 500 feet over unfamiliar terrain to monitor the melt-off.

27 May 08
Science on a Sphere's® First International Installation

The National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung City, Taiwan, is now exhibiting the first international installation of NOAA's science outreach tool Science On a Sphere® (SOS).

2 May 08
NOAA Supports Top Honor in Government Communicators Competition

NOAA's SOS® was a key component in the award-winning California Department of Water Resources' "Climate Change and California's Water" exhibit at last year's California State Fair.

21 Apr 08
NOAA Participates in Weather Modification Symposium

NOAA scientists are among over 75 international researchers registered for the joint American Meteorological Society/Weather Modification Association Symposium on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification.

24 Mar 08
ESRL Participates in Gulf Region UAS Application Conference

ESRL scientists are among the attendees at the 2008 Gulf Region UAS Applications Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.

ESRL Takes Leadership Role in UAS International Arctic Workshop
GSD's Dr. Betsy Weatherhead co-chaired the Unmanned Aircraft for Environmental Monitoring in the Arctic workshop in Stockholm, Sweden.

11 Feb 08
ESRL Hosts DHS-sponsored Workshop on New Concepts for Hurricane Modification

On February 6-7, GSD hosted a Department of Homeland Security-sponsored workshop in an effort to understand and evaluate new approaches for hurricane modification.

18 Jan 08
Successful Installation of New Release of Volcanic Ash Coordination Tool

Version 2.2A of the Volcanic Ash Coordination Tool (VACT) was recently installed at three NWS sites and one US Geological Survey site in Anchorage, Alaska.

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