Tagged: Weather Forecasting

A GOES East image of Hurricane Sandy as she approaches the East Coast on October 29, 2012. (Credit: NOAA)

Extreme Weather- How Does Our Nation Respond?

Pew Charitable Trust, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate, held a Capitol Hill briefing on our nation’s response to extreme weather. The speakers discussed trends in extreme weather over the past decade...

More Transparency Requested From Noaa At House Weather Satellite Hearing

Concern over a potential gap in NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather data, caused by delay in launching a new geostationary satellite, led two subcommittees of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to hold a a hearing titled, “An Overview of the Nation’s Weather Satellite Programs and Policies.”

U.S. Capitol. (Credit: Wally Gobetz/Flickr)

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Nine Bills

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing that approved nine bills and several promotions within the U.S. Coast Guard. Included in the hearing were measures to reform ocean governance, climate change and pollution.