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US Harbors Launches Tide Station Pilot Project in Penobscot Bay, ME

9/10/2021 - Hyper-local Stations to Provide Real-Time, Observational Data on Sea-Levels for 5 Coastal Towns Rockland, Maine -- US Harbors, in partnership with Divirod, a data and technology company, is launching a pilot program in Penobscot Bay, ME to test a new technology for water-level sensing. NOAA currently maintains 200 live, observational tide… SEE MORE
https://www.noaa.gov/stories/5-striking-facts-versus-myths-about-lightning-you-should-know

Alaska Thunderstorms May Triple with Climate Change

3/4/2021 - By David Hosansky. Warming temperatures will potentially alter the climate in Alaska so profoundly later this century that the number of thunderstorms will triple, increasing the risks of widespread flash flooding, landslides, and lightning-induced wildfires, new research finds. In a pair of new papers, a research team led by scientists… SEE MORE
https://www.sailingworld.com/story/racing/role-of-the-modern-americas-cup-weatherman/

The Role of the Modern America’s Cup Weatherman

1/19/2021 - By Peter Isler. In Auckland, New Zealand, the 75-foot foilers will be wedged into small, inshore boundary-constrained racetracks where wind shifts still matter, but given the speed of the boats and the dimensions of the racecourse, it’s about a minute of sailing between ­boundaries. Tack on shifts? Maybe not. Given the cost… SEE MORE

LIDAR 101 (and free online training) for Map & Weather Buffs

Some of my favorite nerdy friends have been talking about LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for years, regaling me with how profoundly it will change how we map our earth, including our oceans. I'm generally a little slow in understanding laser-based technologies, but NOAA has put together a quick and… SEE MORE
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Deploying a New Weather Buoy System with NOAA

7/1/2019 - By Karla Lant. For the past two years, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has been partnering with Fondriest and NexSens to phase out their AXYS data buoy systems with NexSens CB-1250 data buoy systems. Several members of the Fondriest team recently visited and participated in a buoy deployment on the… SEE MORE