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JPL Scientists Honored by California for Drought Work

first_img JPL scientists Cathleen Jones and Tom Farr. Not pictured: Zhen Liu. Photo courtesy JPLThe California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Tuesday named three scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, as recipients of its Remote Sensing and Drought Science Service award. The award recognizes ongoing assistance provided by researchers who have been working closely with the department on drought or climate science projects.JPL scientists Tom Farr, Cathleen Jones and Zhen Liu received the honor at a Water Operations briefing sponsored by DWR and the Water Education Foundation in Sacramento. The researchers used interferometric synthetic aperture radar data from Japanese and Canadian satellites and airborne data from NASA’s Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) instrument to map the ongoing sinking of land in California’s San Joaquin Valley caused by groundwater extraction. Drought-related surface water shortages have led to increased groundwater pumping and record low groundwater levels in the region. The scientists’ work found that some parts of the valley sank more than a foot during the 2014 irrigation season alone.“We were impressed by the ability to see the monthly progression of summer land surface deformation in response to irrigation water demands,” said DWR Interstate Resources Manager Jeanine Jones. Use of innovative high-resolution aircraft-based monitoring was also able to detect this rapid increase in subsidence directly along the California Aqueduct. NASA is currently processing 2015 land subsidence data for DWR.“DWR is pleased to recognize the work that these scientists have performed in developing new methodologies for monitoring land subsidence in response to our multi-year drought,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “We appreciate the time they have invested in developing the productive working relationship that has allowed us to collaborate in applying remote sensing to monitor land subsidence that can impact critical water infrastructure.”“Connecting NASA scientists to society’s decision makers is essential to successfully using NASA Earth observations and science to improve water management decisions,” said Brad Doorn, program manager in Applied Sciences at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “These JPL scientists are great examples for us all, as they are not only connecting with California’s water resource management agencies, but they are bringing NASA data to bear on the state’s critical information needs.”NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records. The agency freely shares this unique knowledge and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.For more information on the scientists’ research, visit:http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4693For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/earth Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News People JPL Scientists Honored by California for Drought Work From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 5:13 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

New Finn Valley College opens

first_img Google+ Google+ By News Highland – September 5, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook The new Finn Valley College opens this morning, after a delay in certification meant classes had to start in the old building last Wednesday.The VEC took formal posession of the new building on Friday evening. Work to construct a footpath is continuing, with interim measures in place which Donegal County Council is warning could cause some traffic delays.School Principal Frank Dooley says it’s been a difficult time, but everything is now on track……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/frank6pm.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Twittercenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Adverts Previous articleLaghey Post Office investigation concludes: File being prepared for the DPPNext articleGroup overwhelmed by business support in their search for David Coulhoun News Highland Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp New Finn Valley College openslast_img read more

No injuries following minor fire at Harris Paints Dominica Ltd

first_img 438 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews No injuries following minor fire at Harris Paints Dominica Ltd by: – January 23, 2012 Fire truck at the reported incident Dominica Vibes News was alerted this morning that there was a fire at Harris Paints Dominica Ltd in Canefield about 11:30 on Monday morning. On arrival on the scene, there were several Police officers and Firemen on to the premises but no sign of fire.Finance Manager of Harris Paints John Joseph says staff responded quickly and got the fire under control.“It was about 11:25 am when the breaker went out. When we checked we saw that the one of the lights in the sealing was on fire. We turned off the main switch and put off the fire with an extinguisher. There wasn’t any serious damage, it was just a small fire caused by some electrical problem. The police and fire services came in but everything was put under control,” he said.He said technicians verified that it was alright to turn the lights back on about an hour and a half later.Harris Paints Dominica Ltd has been a manufacturer of paints in Dominica for over ten years and they supply a wide range paints. Although there no one was injured, employees sighed with relief recognizing the catastrophe which a major fire could have caused.[nggallery id=122]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

IMCA SportMod Mayhem is Saturday at Dodge City

first_imgDODGE CITY, Kan. – Mayhem and a potential big cash giveaway to a lucky fan along with numerous other giveaways are on tap for Saturday night as racing action kicks back into high gear atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas. General admission is $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Along with Roach and Daniels, other past Sport Modified Mayhem winners include Kaleb Roach in 2016 and Clay Money in the inaugural rendition in 2014.  Racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m. The card is rounded out by a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.  Along with the tremendous racing action, a lucky fan could pocket as much as $1,500 during the evening.  Someone’s ticket will be drawn for the opportunity to roll three dice.  Each roll will be worth $500 with three successful rolls netting $1,500. center_img The SportMod Mayhem feature payout is as follows: 1st – $1,000, 2nd – $750, 3rd – $500, 4th – $400, 5th – $350, 6th – $300, 7th – $250, 8th – $200, 9th – $175, 10th – $150, 11th – $125, 12th – $100, 13th – $100, 14th – $100, 15th – $100, 16th – $75, 17th – $75, 18th – $75, 19th – $75, 20th – $75. By Lonnie Wheatley The Aug. 24 card is headlined by the popular sixth annual IMCA SportMod Mayhem event with the IMCA SportMods battling it out for a $1,000 winner’s share. Woodward, Okla.’s Mike Roach reigns as the defending champion of SportMod Mayhem after beating Brandon Kenney and 2017 winner Dustin Daniels to the line to become the first two-time winner of the event.last_img read more

Irish off the pace at US PGA

first_imgShane Lowry fared slightly better, with a 3-over 74.America’s Kevin Kisner and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen share a one shot lead on 4 under. Photo © – Tipp FM Rory McIlroy is 5 off the lead on 1 over after a first round 72 at Quail Hollow.Graeme McDowell ended 2 over.Padraig Harrington carded four double-bogeys in a disastrous 8-over par round of 79.last_img