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NOAA releases images captured by GOES-16’s lightning mapper

NOAA releases images captured by GOES-16’s lightning mapper

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Monday released the first images captured by the GOES-16 satellite and expressed hope that the new satellite will improve scientists’ understanding of lightening and lead to better forecasts of brutal storms.

The images released by NOAA were captured by GOES-16 on Valentine’s Day from an altitude of 22,300 miles. The images show flashes of lightning across the Western Hemisphere over the course of one hour.

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Daily Mail report justified probe into climate study: GOP Chair

Daily Mail report justified probe into climate study: GOP chair says

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Science Committee, has hailed the controversial report in which a British newspaper claimed that U.S. climate scientists exaggerated data to “dupe” world leaders into accepting the Paris Climate Agreement.

The report published by the Daily Mail cited a former NOAA researcher outlining concerns that data used in a major 2015 climate change study was exaggerated. Dr. John Bates reportedly told the Daily Mail that the study’s lead author was rushed out so that it could have an impact on international climate negotiations.

NOAA duped world into accepting Paris Climate Agreement: Daily Mail

NOAA duped world into accepting Paris Climate Agreement: Daily Mail

American climate scientists exaggerated data used in a 2015 study to “dupe” the world into accepting the Paris Climate Agreement that aims to tackle climate change by cutting carbon emissions, according to a Daily Mail article.

For his provocative article, British journalist David Rose spoke to a high-level whistleblower in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a top-level climate agency.

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NOAA releases first images captured by GOES-16 satellite

NOAA releases first images captured by GOES-16 satellite

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the first images of Earth and the Moon captured by its new satellite, and the views are really jaw-dropping.

The images of the planet and its only natural satellite were captured by GOES-16, the first of four cutting-edge weather satellites that are collectively called GOES-R. The collection of new images includes a modernized adaptation of the iconic “Blue Marble” photo of our planet as seen from space.

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Effects of global warming can be noticed everywhere: Research

Effects of global warming can be noticed from America to Antarctica

While many high-profile skeptics are not ready to acknowledge the existence of global warming, the effects of soaring temperatures can be noticed in the form of extreme wildfires in America to melting ice sheets in Antarctica.

As had been expected, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday announced that 2016 was the hottest year on record.

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Scientists predict ice-melting temperatures for Arctic

Scientists predict ice-melting temperatures for Arctic

Some parts of the Arctic will likely witness gusts of warm air over the coming days that will be more than 20C hotter than usual, with some tipping over the 0 degree Celsius melting point of ice, climate scientists have predicted.

This is the second consecutive year for which scientists have predicted ice-melting temperatures for some parts of the Arctic in the middle of winter.

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NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite to revolutionize weather forecasting

NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite to revolutionize weather forecasting

The NOAA’s newly launched powerful satellite, called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series (GOES-R), will enable weather scientists to make more precise and accurate forecasts about looming storms, hurricanes, lightning strikes and blizzards.

The GOES-R, which is also called GOES-16, lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. EST or 2342 GMT, riding a ULA’s Atlas V rocket.

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Huge whale spotted in Hudson River near G.W. Bridge

Huge whale spotted in Hudson River near G.W. Bridge

A huge humpback whale was spotted in the Hudson River close to the George Washington Bridge on Friday, the Coast Guard as well as the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police confirmed.

The location where the whale was spotted yesterday afternoon marked the farthest north site where a whale has been seen in the river in recent history.

A video captured by Chopper 4 showed the huge marine creature blowing water into the air in the waterway shortly before 2 p.m. Several people saw the video on social media.

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Weather satellite GOES-R to be launched on Saturday

Weather satellite GOES-R to be launched on Saturday

The launch of a weather satellite, called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R Series (GOES-R,) will take place at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) announced.

The space agency announced that the GOES-R system will be launched from Space Launch Complex 41 using an Atlas V 541 rocket. The launch of the satellite was postponed several times in the past because of technical issues.

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Sea ice in Arctic reaches its second-lowest level this summer

Sea ice in Arctic reaches its second-lowest point this summer

After 2012 when the record for lowest level of sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean was made, this summer Arctic has witnessed its second-lowest level. Experts have been calling the new pattern for ice activity in the Arctic as a new regime.

Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado said that the new findings are strengthening the statement that the Arctic acts as the early warning system for impacts of climate change.

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