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Friday, July 6, 2007

Panic Over Failing QuikSCAT Satellite Overblown

Panic Over Failing QuikSCAT Satellite Overblown |
| from the glad-that's-all-worked-out dept. |
| posted by samzenpus on Thursday July 05, @07:59 (Space) |
| http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/05/0414204 |
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daeg writes "We previously [0]read and discussed about the aging QuikSCAT
weather satellite used to help predict tropical storms. It turns out that
[1]the panic is likely overblown and the loss of the satellite won't have
any dramatic effects on forecasting at all. Some in the National
Hurricane Center are now [2]calling for Director Proenza's resignation
over this and his overall handling of the center."

Discuss this story at:
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=07/07/05/0414204

Links:
0. http://politics.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/16/182240&tid=160
1. http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=710&tstamp=200707
2. http://www.tampabays10.com/weather/article.aspx?storyid=58263

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