The fire at a downtown Oakland construction site Friday was not only a wake-up call for city firefighters but an early test of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s newest and most advanced satellite. The federal GOES-16 weather satellite, which has been hovering about 22,000 miles above the middle of the United States since launching in November, picked up the heat of the 4:30 a.m. blaze and rightfully identified it as a fire with at temperature of 1,145 degrees Fahrenheit. While most satellites are capable of sensing hot spots on the ground, few can recognize fires smaller than 80 acres, let alone measure the heat. In addition to sensing fires, the new satellite is expected to better and more quickly track severe weather like hurricanes and dust storms, improve forecasting for commercial airlines and airports, and help with long-term climate studies.
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
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91 EIGHT BELLS ROAD
RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK, 11901
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DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - HURRICANE CONSTRUCTION ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, INC
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