ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella – Day 5 Highlights

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Saturday 31 January 2015
Issued on behalf of ISAF Sailing World Cup
The Paralympic competition concluded at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella. It was a frustrating finish with little to no breeze forcing several cancellations. Nonetheless the podium places have been decided.

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Keystone bill passes: Without Jones Act repeal amendment; Final Rule widens NOA and AIS requirements

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Keystone bill passes: Without Jones Act repeal amendment
January 30, 2015—The U.S. Senate today voted 62 to 36 to pass a bill to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but declined to tack on an amendment by Senator John McCain that would have repealed the domestic shipbuilding requirement of the Jones Act. Despite his amendment not being included, Senator McCain voted in favor of the bill.

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Eunice (Southern Indian Ocean)

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NASAs Terra satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Eunice in the South Indian Ocean and captured a clear image of its tiny 6 nautical-mile wide eye on Jan. 30 at 05:30 UTC.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

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GPM image of Eunice
On Jan. 28, GPM’s Microwave Imager found that rain was falling at a rate of only 30.2 mm (about 1.2 inches) per hour in storms around Eunice’s eye.
Image Credit: NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

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On Jan. 28, GPM’s Microwave Imager found that rain was falling at a rate of only 30.2 mm (about 1.2 inches) per hour in storms around Eunice’s eye.
Image Credit: NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

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On Jan. 29, 2015, the RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station scanned Eunice from 12:38 to 14:11 UTC gathering wind speed data. RapidScat showed that the strongest winds were occurring on the southwestern quadrant of the storm at a rate of 25 to 30 meters per second.
Image Credit: NASA JPL/Doug Tyler

NASA Gathers Wind, Rain, Cloud Data on Major Tropical Cyclone Eunice

NASA’s RapidScat, GPM and Terra satellite have been actively providing wind, rain and cloud data to forecasters about Tropical Cyclone Eunice. The storm reached Category 5 status on the Saffir-Simpson scale on January 30.

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Diamondra (Southern Indian Ocean)

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Satellite image of the Tropical Cyclone Diamondra in the South Indian Ocean.
Image Credit: JTWC/SATOPS

Diamondra Sitting in the Middle of the Indian Ocean Not Threatening Land

Tropical Cyclone Diamondra is currently in the middle of the Indian Ocean and is not threatening any land masses at this time. Its movement during the past six hours have been south-southeastward at 5 kph. Diamondra is located approximately 936 miles south southeast of Diego Garcia. The satellite imagery shows diminishing convection and winds in the storm. It has been downgraded to a subtropical cyclone. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center will continue to monitor the storm for signs of regeneration, but at this time, this will be the storm’s last update unless conditions change.

Lynn Jenner with information from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

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Eunice (Southern Indian Ocean)

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On January 29, 2015, the Aqua satellite captured this image of Eunice located south of Diego Garcia and the Cocos Islands.
Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Tropical Cyclone Eunice Still Churning in the Southern Indian Ocean

The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Eunice in the South Indian Ocean, well south of Diego Garcia and the Cocos Islands. Its location is 637 nautical miles south-southwest of these islands. The storm is currently tracking south-southeastward at 10 knots.

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MHI to build “apple tank” LNG duo for Cameron shale exports; Maintenance deficiencies eyed in ferry grounding

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MHI to build “apple tank” LNG duo for Cameron shale exports
January 29, 2015—Intended for the delivery of LNG to customers in Japan from the Cameron LNG Export Project in Louisiana, the ships are scheduled for completion and delivery in 2018 and 2019. They are the first ordered from MHI for the shale oil market and feature a design offering significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel efficiency.

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