Status Report

Earth Observatory: What’s New Week of 16 September 2003

By SpaceRef Editor
September 17, 2003
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Due to Hurricane Isabella, the Earth Observatory site may be unavailable for portions of Thursday evening, Friday, and the weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience, and just wanted to let everyone know of the possibility.

New Features:

* Just Add Water: a Modern Agricultural Revolution in the Fertile Crescent
Satellite observations in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent have documented a modern agricultural revolution. The dramatic changes in crop production in southern Turkey over the last decade are the result of new irrigation schemes that tap the historic Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

In the News:

* Latest Images:

Hurricane Isabel

Merapi Volcano, Java

Hurricane Fabian&#8217s Trail

Shrinking Lake Chapala

Smoke Plumes from the B&B Complex Fires, Oregon

Sea Surface Temperatures in Hurricane Alley

Strait of Messina

* NASA News
– NASA Satellites Extract Ingredients in Hurricane Recipe to Improve Forecasts

* Media Alerts
– Role of Tropics in Global Climate Change Gains Attention

* Headlines from the press, radio, and television:

  • Will Mount Fuji Ever Blow Its Top?
  • Study Finds WTC Fires Spewed Toxic Gases for Weeks
  • Appalachian Sands Covered N. America
  • Report: Antarctic Ozone Hole Sets Record
  • Rainy weather after dry days leads to more crashes
  • New Global-Warming Study Sets Off Scientific Dispute
  • Studies Examine Warming of the Earth’s Lower Atmosphere
  • Huge Climate Experiment Starts Friday – All Welcome.
  • Unprecedented Census of the Seas Begins
  • Killer Sheep Disease Heads North as Climate Warms
  • Scientists Warn of Travel Danger to Antarctica
  • Global Warming Blamed as Australia’s Biggest City Gets Water Curbs
  • Europe Heatwave Brought Record Ozone
  • Canadian Forest Fires Force More Evacuations
  • Suffocation Suspected for Greatest Mass Extinction
  • Oldest Ever Ice Core Promises Climate Revelations
  • Melting Glaciers Spell Water Crisis
  • Scientists Worry Disappearing Marsh Grasses Are Harbinger Of Coastal Problems
  • Biochemistry; Scientists Find Key to Ocean Bacterium that Helps Control Greenhouse Gas

SpaceRef staff editor.