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How Satellites Determine the Weather on Earth

How Satellites Determine the Weather on Earth
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How Satellites Determine the Weather on Earth

The idea of using cameras to orbit and observe weather began as early as 1946. At the time, there was little observation data, and cloud cameras on rockets were expensive. On Febru ...

The idea of using cameras to orbit and observe weather began as early as 1946. At the time, there was little observation data, and cloud cameras on rockets were expensive. On February 17, 1959, the first weather satellite, Vanguard 2 launched. Unfortunately, a large amount of dat ...

The Oil Spill of 2010

The Oil Spill of 2010
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The Oil Spill of 2010

Deepwater Horizon was a mobile and floating drill rig that was operational in waters up to 10,000 feet deep. It was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and chartered t ...

Deepwater Horizon was a mobile and floating drill rig that was operational in waters up to 10,000 feet deep. It was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and chartered to BP starting in March of 2008 to September of 2013. In 2010, the rig was drilling a well about 41 m ...

Earthquake in Los Angeles | July 30th, 2020

Earthquake in Los Angeles | July 30th, 2020
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Earthquake in Los Angeles | July 30th, 2020

In Southern California on July 30, 2020, at 4:30 a.m., a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Pacoima shook the San Fernando Valley and provided an early wake-up call for residents. Some of ...

In Southern California on July 30, 2020, at 4:30 a.m., a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Pacoima shook the San Fernando Valley and provided an early wake-up call for residents. Some of the shakings included aftershocks of 3.3 and 3.9 magnitudes. The earthquake and its aftershocks wer ...

Big Bayou Canot Collapse | September 22, 1993

Big Bayou Canot Collapse | September 22, 1993
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Big Bayou Canot Collapse | September 22, 1993

On September 22, 1993, an Amtrak train was traveling across the Big Bayou Canot Bridge in Mobile, Alabama. The train derailed which resulted in the death of 47 people and 103 peopl ...

On September 22, 1993, an Amtrak train was traveling across the Big Bayou Canot Bridge in Mobile, Alabama. The train derailed which resulted in the death of 47 people and 103 people being injured. The derailing of the train was caused by a deformation in the rails from a barge to ...

May – June, 2020: Michigan Flooding

May – June, 2020: Michigan Flooding
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May – June, 2020: Michigan Flooding

In mid-May, seven inches of rain created a chain of catastrophic events. The rainstorm caused more than 10,000 people to evacuate, damaged property and homes, and destroyed two hyd ...

In mid-May, seven inches of rain created a chain of catastrophic events. The rainstorm caused more than 10,000 people to evacuate, damaged property and homes, and destroyed two hydroelectric dams. The Rainstorm Moisture created by Tropical Storm Arthur produced the heaviest rai ...

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: March 25, 1911

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: March 25, 1911
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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: March 25, 1911

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village of New York City caught fire. It would become known as the worst industrial fire in the area’s history and o ...

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village of New York City caught fire. It would become known as the worst industrial fire in the area’s history and one of the deadliest in the nation. The fire caused the tragic deaths of 123 women and 23 men. Most w ...