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INPE' Space Weather Programme Updates Portal

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It follows one communicates published in english on the day (12/07) in the website of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) announcing that the “Space Weather Programme” of the institute updates portal in the Internet.

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INPE’ Space Weather Programme

Updates Portal in the Internet

July 12, 2010

The EMBRACE portal (Brazilian Space Weather Program), from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), has just got a glossary and a new interface to make easy the interaction with users. Among the features there are stunning images of solar activity updated in real time practically. The website is: www.inpe.br/climaespacial

Through the EMBRACE, INPE seeks better understanding of the equatorial ionosphere of electrodynamical processes and low latitudes, monitoring physical parameters such as the Sun characteristics, interplanetary space, magnetosphere, ionosphere and mesosphere. In these environments spatial phenomenon might occur to interfere with the satellite positioning systems such as GPS, among other consequences.

The EMBRACE portal updating expects the connection with social networks like Twitter and a new section that will bring up news on the programme related to the space science.

INMet Visiting

On July 7, EMBRACE Council members toured the facilities of the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) in Brasilia in order to discuss the inclusion of Space Weather programs in the World Meteorological Organization context.

"I have visited several research and monitoring centers of the world similar to EMBRACE’s nature, in order to better apply the resources available to our program, and, of all places I’ve visited, the INMet was the one which presented the best conditions", said Dr. Marcos De Nardin Clezio, Aeronomy Division (DAE) of INPE.

The following researchers from INPE also took part in the visiting: Dr. Hisao Takahashi, AED, Dr. Jose Simoes Demísio, Laboratory for Computing and Applied Mathematics (LAC), Joaquim ER Costa, Astrophysics Division (DAS); and Dr. Luiz Sapucci of the Weather forecast and Climate Studies Center Center (CPTEC).

Source: WebSite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

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