Category Archives: Severe Weather

Weather Satellites – past, present and future

Overview This narrated movie chronicles the history of weather satellites from the launch of the Sputnik spacecraft to NOAA’s most recent GOES-R series of weather satellites. Click on the image to watch the YouTube preview. Along with providing a short … Continue reading

Category: Atmosphere, Climate, Feature story, Hydrology, Oceans, Severe Weather


GOES R – A glimpse into the future of Weather Satellites

Overview The first satellite of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R) is scheduled for launch in March 2016! There are many exciting improvements on the way and this short video introduces and demonstrates two of them: Advanced … Continue reading

Category: Atmosphere, Earth Systems, Severe Weather

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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

As part of National Severe Weather Preparedness week, the EarthNow team is releasing its latest featured story, regarding extreme weather and climate change. Three out of four adults in America say that global warming is affecting weather in the United States. Global warming is also being blamed on changing weather patterns internationally, including by delegates at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. This piece explores what the science says about these changes and extreme weather.

For more information on how you can “be a force of nature,” visit NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation page at: Continue reading

Category: Climate, Severe Weather

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