The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48 hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.
Nathan and Olmo, along with Sam Rustan, a researcher at FSU's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, addressed the "EarthTiles" challenge to "take global imagery data from Landsat, EOS, Terra, and other missions and turn them in to imagery tiles that can be used in an open source street map." Their solution is called OpenTiles and involves taking various data from satellites and translating to the geoTiff format and then making that data available via the geoServer.
Gulf Coast Ocean Observing System
A new COAPS GCOOS website provides access to measurements from U.S. Air Force tower N7 in the northern Gulf of Mexico. More >
The destructive potential of hurricanes
A new technique for measuring the Atlantic hurricane season has been developed at COAPS by Vasu Misra, Steven DiNapoli, and Mark Powell. Track Integrated Kinetic Energy measures the intensity, size, and duration of cyclones. More >
Dr. O'Brien: A legacy in the numbers
Professor Emeritus Jim O'Brien marks a career in mathematical ocean modeling and prolific mentorship in this profile article from "Across the Spectrum," the magazine of the FSU College of Arts and Sciences. More >
Deep-C Consortium Blog: Voices from the Field
Stories from scientists about their ongoing research into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Your window into the world of research vessels, buoys, gliders, and more! More >
93.0° F (33.9° C)
A Few Clouds
Dewpoint: 50.0° F (10.0° C)
Relative Humidity: 23%
Wind: Northwest at 8.1 MPH (7 KT)
Visibility: 10.00 miles
MSL Pressure: 1013.6 mb
Altimeter: 29.94 in Hg
Last Updated on May 23 2013, 6:53 pm EDT
Credit: NOAA's National Weather Service
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The impact of SST bias correction on North Atlantic hurricane retrospective forecasts. Monthly Weather Review.
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