A pilot study for predicting ozone amounts for the general public in southern Chile

first_imgDuring 1994/95 a UK Overseas Development Administration (now Department for International Development – DFID) funded project was undertaken to predict ozone amount over Punta Arenas in southern Chile. A low-cost satellite receiver was installed to receive the digital data stream from the NOAA series of weather satellites. The ozone channel of the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder instrument on the NOAA satellites was used to obtain maps of stratospheric ozone for the area around Punta Arenas in near real time. Also, a simple model was developed to predict the amount of column ozone from the forecast 100 hPa temperatures obtained from the UK Meteorological Office. These techniques used together made it possible to issue timely warnings to the general public of Punta Arenas before the Antarctic ozone hole moved across southern South America during the Austral spring.last_img read more

Indian Navy Expands Fleet with New Corvette

first_img May 20, 2015 Share this article View post tag: fleet Indian Navy’s fourth Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette of Project-28, christened ‘Kavaratti’, was launched at a ceremony held at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.The four ships of Project-28 built by GRSE, Kolkata have been designed indigenously by the Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi. The ships have been constructed using high grade steel (DMR 249A) produced in India.With a displacement of 3300 tonnes, the sleek and magnificent ASW Corvettes span 109.1 meters in length and 13.7 meters at the beam. They are propelled by four diesel engines to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots and have an endurance of more than 3000 Nm.Kavaratti will be packed with an array of state of art weapons and sensors, including a Medium Range Gun (from M/s Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd), Torpedo Tube Launchers as well as Rocket Launchers (from M/s Larsen & Tubro), Close-In Weapon System (from M/s Gun and Shell Factory) and Chaff System (from M/s Machine Tool Prototype Factory).Image: Indian Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Kavaratti View post tag: Corvette View post tag: GRSE Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Expands Fleet with New Corvette View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: asia View post tag: News by topic Authorities Indian Navy Expands Fleet with New Corvette View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Jason Isbell Delivers Acoustic Performance On ‘Live From Here’ [Watch]

first_imgJason Isbell recently made an appearance on Live From Here With Chris Thile, formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor, at Chicago, IL’s  Symphony Hall.For Isbell’s guest segment, the southern rocker was joined by host Thile and house band member Chris Eldridge, as the trio delivered stripped-down acoustic renditions of “Last of my Kind”, “If We Were Vampires”, and “White Man’s World”, off of Isbell’s 2017 The Nashville Sound studio release. Isbell then worked through “Live Oak” off of his 2013 Southeastern album, before joining a collective of musicians on stage for “Voodoo Woman”, honoring late Chicago blues legend Koko Taylor.Watch portions of Isbell’s Live From Here performance below:Jason Isbell – “If We Were Vampires”[Video: Live from Here]Jason Isbell – “White Man’s World”[Video: Live from Here]For more information on tickets and Live From Here’s upcoming guests, head to Live From Here with Chris Thile’s website.For a full list of Jason Isbell’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more