Sundress Or Rain Boots? Weather Forecast Is About To Get More Accurate!!!!

Most of us have been through the frustration of wearing a warm weather clothing just to be rained on against all the “accurate” weather forecasts that promised sunny skies all day long. The level of frustration with “the weather man” runs pretty deep in all of us. It even inspired a well-know comedy The Weather […]
Most of us have been through the frustration of wearing a warm weather clothing just to be rained on against all the “accurate” weather forecasts that promised sunny skies all day long. The level of frustration with “the weather man” runs pretty deep in all of us. It even inspired a well-know comedy The Weather Man starring Nicolas Cage. As it turns out, the inaccuracy of the weather reports will soon be the thing of the past thanks to NASA.  The first Earth-observing satellite which measures both global climate changes and key weather variables is to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on October 27, 2011.  The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) is the first mission designed to collect critical data to improve weather forecasts in the short-term and increase our understanding of long-term climate change. NPP’s five science instruments, including four new state-of-the-art sensors, will provide scientists with data to extend more than 30 key long-term datasets. These records, which range from the ozone layer and land cover to atmospheric temperatures and ice cover, are critical for global change science. Read more here.
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