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  • HIMAWARI-8 Asean Infra Red Band – Latest Satellite Image

    HIMAWARI-8 Asean Infra Red Band – Latest Satellite Image Source: MetMalaysia

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  • When nature strikes

    Many may not be aware that Malaysia ranks third in the world for lightning density.  The most recent case was in September when a 15-year-old boy from Kuala Terengganu died and three others were injured when lightning struck them while they were in a goat shed. Based on a scholarly report for Optical Transient Detector Lightning […]

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  • Death by Lightning a Danger in Developing Countries

    Scientists and educators are confronting superstitions and poor infrastructure. Developing countries have long lists of problems—illiteracy, disease, hunger, corruption. There’s one more problem that has gotten less attention, until recently: lightning strikes, which cause a disproportionately high number of deaths in developing countries. Thanks to years of public education campaigns, most Americans know that “when […]

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  • TVB adds new dimension to its weather reporting with MetraWeather’s Weatherscape XT

    Hong Kong, July 1st, 2012: Today Hong Kong’s leading free-to-air broadcaster, Television Broadcasts Limited (‘TVB’), launched a series of enhanced weather programmes featuring world-leading weather graphics system Weatherscape XT, from MetraWeather. In response to ever-increasing public interest in weather, meteorology, pollution, typhoons and other atmospheric conditions, TVB has been steadily expanding the frequency and sophistication […]

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  • TOA Systems lightning technology to assist with Alaska wildfire management

    TOA Systems, Inc. announced that it has been selected by the Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office to provide the lightning detection system for the BLM Alaska Fire Service (AFS). The Alaska Fire Service, located in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides wild-land fire suppression services for all Department of the Interior and Native Corporation Lands […]

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  • Subang airport closed after lightning strikes runway

    PETALING JAYA: The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport in Subang was partially closed for an hour after lightning damaged its runway during a thunderstorm. Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharud­din Abdul Rahman said lightning yesterday created three holes in the middle of the runway, each one averaging two feet (60cm) in diameter and six […]

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  • UPM pusat teknologi perlindungan kilat

    Bunyi guruh dan pancaran kilat sememangnya tidak asing bagi kita yang berada di negara beriklim tropika. Namun apa yang paling ditakuti ketika fenomena tersebut sedang ‘mengamuk’ adalah panahan petir yang mampu menghanguskan apa jua benda yang disambarnya. Di Amerika Syarikat (AS) , Pentadbiran Lautan dan Atmosfera Kebangsaan (NOAA) merekodkan 47 kematian manakala 246 orang lagi […]

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