New Weather Satellite Positioned For Hurricanes

New Weather Satellite Positioned For Hurricanes

During April, 2010, the new GOES-13 weather satellite has moved from orbital storage to active duty as ‘GOES-EAST’ covering the eastern USA and Atlantic Ocean. It replaces the GOES-12 satellite which is being moved to cover South America. The GOES-11 satellite (GOES-WEST) continues to cover the western USA and eastern Pacific Ocean. The GOES satellites…

Could We Survive a Super Volcano?

Could We Survive a Super Volcano?

Observing the volcanic ash cloud and the disruptions to northern Europe from Iceland’s recent volcanic eruption has caused me to think about other scenarios which would have grim and wider consequences from an event called a Super Volcano. Our experiences with volcanoes have for the most part been with classifications that are somewhat tame in…