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NASA Research in 2019 Enables Future Aviation Advances

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA’s aeronautical innovators this past year worked diligently in their mission to explore safe advances in atmospheric flight that directly benefit all of us, meet the rapidly evolving needs of industry, spark economic growth, and ensure the nation remains the world’s leader in all things related to flight.

Based on our strategic research plan, NASA’s flight team during 2019 was widely focused on conducting scientific and engineering investigations in three broad areas.

The retired USS Lexington aircraft carrier – now on display at Corpus Christi, Texas – was one of the sites where NASA and industry researchers during 2019 demonstrated increasingly complex traffic management capabilities flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems. (NASA)

The retired USS Lexington aircraft carrier – now on display at Corpus Christi, Texas – was one of the sites where NASA and industry researchers during 2019 demonstrated increasingly complex traffic management capabilities flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems. (NASA)

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NASA to begin Drone Traffic Management Research test flights in Reno, Corpus Christi

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA has been researching what it will take to build a nationwide system to manage this new, low-altitude air traffic since 2015.  The potential uses for drones that will benefit ordinary people are growing, from commercial opportunities to rescue operations, in agricultural zones, urban centers and everything in between.

Here are the basics you’ll want to know about the project’s 2019 flight tests, happening in Reno, Nevada, and Corpus Christi, Texas.

NASA is researching a nation wide system for managing drone traffic. (NASA)

NASA is researching a nation wide system for managing drone traffic. (NASA)

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AAA reports Refineries recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Irma Stirs Uncertainty

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has third highest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL Gas prices spiked during the past week in response to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the fuel refining region in the Gulf Coast.

This left motorists with the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in three years. Just as operations in the Gulf Coast begin to recover, motorists are faced with the potential of another major storm. 

Gas Prices rise due to Hurricane Harvey's impact on Gulf Coast oil refineries.

Gas Prices rise due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Gulf Coast oil refineries.

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average Hits Highest Pump Price of the Year

 

AAATampa Bay, FL – At $2.45, today’s national gas price average is the highest recorded price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline so far this year.

The near-term combinations of numerous refinery and pipeline shut downs, tightened access to supply levels in the Gulf and anticipated high gasoline demand surrounding Labor Day weekend, means motorists may not have seen the full impact of Harvey at the pump.

Hurricane Harvey Induced Refinery and Pipeline Shut Downs Spur Short-Term Spike.

Hurricane Harvey Induced Refinery and Pipeline Shut Downs Spur Short-Term Spike.

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Nashville Sounds Pitch in for Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced an online jersey and memorabilia auction for the remainder of the 2017 season to assist with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas, including the City of Houston and MiLB communities such as Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas that were impacted.

All home white jerseys of players currently with the Sounds, or most recently worn, will be part of the auction that is now live and can be found at www.qtego.net/qlink/sounds

It will close at 5:00pm (CST) on Monday, September 4th, 2017.

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NASA uses IMERG to estimate Hurricane Harvey’s Rainfall amount

 

Written by Rob Gutro / Steve Lang
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an analysis of Hurricane Harvey’s tremendous rainfall was created using eight days of satellite data.

NASA’s Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM or IMERG product is used to make estimates of precipitation from a combination of space-borne passive microwave sensors, including the GMI microwave sensor onboard the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite GPM core satellite, and geostationary IR (infrared) data.

GPM saw Harvey's rainfall pattern was highly asymmetric with the bulk of the rain located north and east of the center on Aug. 27. A broad area of moderate rain (green areas) can be seen stretching from near Galveston Bay to north of Houston and back well to the west. Within this are embedded areas of heavy rain (red areas); the peak estimated rain rate from GPM at the time of this overpass was 96 mm/hour (~3.77 inches per hour). (NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce)

GPM saw Harvey’s rainfall pattern was highly asymmetric with the bulk of the rain located north and east of the center on Aug. 27. A broad area of moderate rain (green areas) can be seen stretching from near Galveston Bay to north of Houston and back well to the west. Within this are embedded areas of heavy rain (red areas); the peak estimated rain rate from GPM at the time of this overpass was 96 mm/hour (~3.77 inches per hour). (NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce)

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AAA Forecasts Hurricane Harvey to Impact Gas Prices

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – As it bears down on the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Harvey has high potential to negatively affect five southern Texas coast refineries and condensate splitter as well as crude and gasoline inventory levels in the region and beyond. The National Weather Service’s (NWS) National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects Harvey to approach the southern Texas coast on Friday.

Additionally, the Government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm watch for the area south of the mouth of the Rio Grande to Boca de Catan.

AAA says that all five refineries in the Corpus Christi area are likely to be shuttered as a precaution because of the incoming storm.

AAA says that all five refineries in the Corpus Christi area are likely to be shuttered as a precaution because of the incoming storm.

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Gas Prices Remain Steady Despite Increased U.S. Production reports AAA

 

AAATampa, FL – Oil prices slipped fractions of a penny over the weekend, reaching today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline of $2.31 per gallon. Today’s price is still two cents more than one week ago, four cents more compared to one month ago and 50 cents more per gallon year-over-year.

Retail prices continue to fluctuate but have remained between $2.28-2.32 for more than a month as reports of increased U.S. production continues to counter OPEC rebalancing efforts.

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AAA reports Drivers Paying Highest New Year’s Gas Prices Since 2014

 

AAATampa, FL – The New Year began with increased gas prices reaching today’s average of $2.34 per gallon. The national average has moved higher for 34 of the past 35 days, largely due to market reactions to last fall’s OPEC deal. Pump prices increased by five cents on the week, by 18 cents per gallon on the month, and are up by 34 cents on the year.

Moving into 2017, retail prices will continue to hinge on the ability of cartel countries to successfully implement production cuts, but retail averages are likely to increase leading up to the summer driving season as seasonal refinery maintenance gets underway this spring.

National Average Gas Price has gone up for the last 35 days due to OPEC Deal.

National Average Gas Price has gone up for the last 35 days due to OPEC Deal.

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AAA reports Refinery issues push Gas Prices Higher

 

2016 Gas Prices Were Lowest Since 2004

AAATampa, FL – The New Year began with increased gas prices reaching today’s average of $2.34 per gallon. The national average has moved higher for 34 of the past 35 days, largely due to market reactions to last fall’s OPEC deal.

Compared to a week ago, pump prices have risen 5 cents nationwide, 9 cents in Florida, 6 cents in Georgia, and 4 cents in Tennessee. 

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