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New Satellite Will Improve Weather, Climate, Ocean Forecasts

Article: New Satellite Will Improve Weather, Climate, Ocean Forecasts

PASADENA, California, June 23, 2008 (ENS) – A new NASA-French space agency oceanography satellite was lofted into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Friday morning on a three year mission to record sea level, a vital indicator of global climate change. The mission is expected to return a vast amount of new data that…

Satellite Cluster Proves Pollution Changes Clouds, Climate

Article: Satellite Cluster Proves Pollution Changes Clouds, Climate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, May 27, 2008 (ENS) – Using data from instruments in a constellation of NASA and French satellites, scientists are learning more about the link between clouds, pollution and rainfall. Four NASA satellites – Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and CALIPSO and the French Space Agency’s PARASOL – make up the string of satellites in…

Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

Article: Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, February 10, 2008 (ENS) – Sediments deposited into the Mississippi River Delta thousands of years ago when North America’s glaciers retreated are contributing to the ongoing sinking of Louisiana’s coastline, finds new research by NASA and scientists at Louisiana State University. The weight of these sediments is causing a large section of…