Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Help From The Sky When Lost At Sea

Date:
May 11, 1998
Source:
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Summary:
If you're lost at sea, help may come from above -- from the NOAA-K Weather Satellite. The NOAA satellite launch is planned for May 13. The weather satellite will carry search and rescue instruments that can help locate ships, aircraft, and people in distress.

If you're lost at sea, help may come from above -- from the NOAA-K Weather Satellite.

Related Articles


The NOAA satellite launch is planned for May 13. The weather satellite will carry search and rescue instruments that can help locate ships, aircraft, and people in distress.

This Search and Rescue Satellite-aided Tracking (SARSAT) system has saved more than 8,000 lives since it has been put into use.

The satellite will circle the Earth every 102 minutes, beaming back data from its near-polar orbit to better forecast storms such as those spawned by El Ni–o. The satellite will send back improved data on cloud and snow cover and sea surface temperatures, which will mean better forecasting of flooding and droughts.

The launching of NOAA-K, which will be renamed NOAA-15 once it's in orbit, is just one of many activities to gather data from the ocean during the International Year of the Ocean.

For more information, contact:Visit on the Internet at:

http://poes2.gsfc.nasa.gov

http://www2.ncdc.noaa.gov/docs/intro.htm

http://www:yoto98.com


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. "Help From The Sky When Lost At Sea." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 May 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980511075349.htm>.
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. (1998, May 11). Help From The Sky When Lost At Sea. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 1, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980511075349.htm
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration. "Help From The Sky When Lost At Sea." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980511075349.htm (accessed March 1, 2015).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Earth & Climate News

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Whale-Watching Scientists Spot Baby Orca

Whale-Watching Scientists Spot Baby Orca

AP (Feb. 28, 2015) Researchers following endangered killer whales spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population dangerously low. (Feb. 28) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Bridge Collapses Due to Flooding in Bolivia

Bridge Collapses Due to Flooding in Bolivia

Reuters - News Video Online (Feb. 28, 2015) Heavy rain and flooding sweep through parts of Bolivia causing damage and leaves more than 2,000 people homeless. Sophia Soo reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Death Toll from Afghan Avalanches Tops 200

Death Toll from Afghan Avalanches Tops 200

AFP (Feb. 27, 2015) More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan. Duration: 00:42 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
France, Philippines Call for Agreement on Climate Change

France, Philippines Call for Agreement on Climate Change

Reuters - News Video Online (Feb. 27, 2015) The presidents of France and the Philippines issue a joint appeal for a binding agreement on climate change. Katie Sargent reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Plants & Animals

Earth & Climate

Fossils & Ruins

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins