Posted on January 26, 2017GOES-16 weather satellite releases first pictures with four times the resolution of existing GOES spacecraft. The higher resolution will allow forecasters to pinpoint the location of severe weather with greater accuracy.
Posted on January 18, 2017Record warmth three years in a row: 2016 Average Global Temperature came in as 58.69 degrees. The temperature record has been broken five times since the start of the 21st century. Year ends with third warmest December on record for the globe.
Posted on December 13, 2016Most advanced remote sensing instruments are placed on Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. Since they revisit a specific location on Earth anywhere between 2 and 12 hours, it is difficult to use LEO satellites to monitor or study fast-evolving phenomenon such as severe storms. Geostationary satellites (GEO) are better suited for capturing these fast processes but lack advanced instruments.
Posted on November 19, 2016GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at November 19th 2016. The satellite will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings.
Posted on September 2, 2016NOAA’s Office of Education announced $11.9 million in grants to four lead minority serving institutions across the country. The funds will be used to educate and graduate students who pursue degree programs with applied research in NOAA mission-related scientific fields.
Awards were made to Florida A&M University, Howard University, City College of New York and the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore. These institutions partnered with 24 other schools to establish four cooperative science centers. The centers will train students in earth system sciences and remote sensing technology, coastal and marine ecosystems, living marine resources and atmospheric sciences & meteorology – all core science fields for NOAA.
Posted on September 1, 2016Congratulations to CREST Students on winning several awards at this year NOAA EPP/MSI Forum. Oral Presentation 1. Elius Etienne ---- 1st Place (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)2. Arun Ravindranath ---- 3rd place (Climate Adaptation and Mitigation)3. Cheila Cullen ---- 1st place (Weather Ready Nation)4. Luis Ortiz ---- 3rd...
Posted on August 17, 2016HIRES focuses on STEM education which is an increasingly important part of the today’s workforce and economy. HIRES provides and encourages high-quality science and technology activities and initiatives in after-school programs.
Posted on August 15, 2016Summer Bridge Program The Summer Bridge Program at CREST is an 8 weeks of research experience and internship where students learn about NOAA missions related STEM fields (Science, Social Science and Engineering). The students engage in hands-on research guided by faculty mentors...