Ionospheric troughs in Antarctica

first_imgWe report here the first observations of the dynamics of both the mid-latitude and high-latitude troughs made by the Advanced Ionospheric Sounder (AIS) at Halley Station, Antarctica (76° S, 27° W; invariant lat. 61°). This experiment is part of a major international project1 to study the sub-auroral ionosphere and its associations with the magnetosphere. Our analysis provides an accurate quantitative description of the latitudinal movements of these features and the first results delineating the orientation of the poleward edge of the mid-latitude trough. These results show that the AIS has a much greater potential for monitoring large scale ionospheric structures and for tracking their motions than more conventional radio wave experiments.last_img

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Marlinks Wins Northwester 2 Cable Monitoring Gig

first_imgThe Belgium-based Marlinks has secured a contract for monitoring the cable burial depth of the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm.Marlinks will monitor the burial depth of six inter-array cables and one export cable, which will be equipped by the company’s distributed temperature sensing (DTS) measurement system.According to Parkwind, the majority owner of the 219MW project, the system uses the recorded temperatures and soil conditions to continuously calculate power circuit ratings and burial depth of the cables allowing an accurate follow-up on risk for failure.The hardware will be installed on the substation in May, with the system expected to be fully operational when all cables are installed in October.“One of the challenges over the lifetime of an offshore wind farm in the Belgian concession zone is to monitor and maintain correct burial depth of the cables. Marlinks provides an innovative monitoring solution allowing for up to date risk assessment,” said Peter Caluwaerts, Project Director of Northwester 2.Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) will deliver the inter-array cable, while Nexans is in charge of supplying the export cable. Tekmar Energy will provide the cable protection system (CPS).Northwester 2 will comprise 23 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 164-9.5MW turbines located some 51km off the Belgian coast. Offshore construction is expected to start in June 2019 and the commissioning is scheduled for 2020.last_img read more

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Michael Richardson of Belle Plaine found guilty on 3 counts in 2013 confrontation with sheriff deputies

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Michael Richardsonby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Sumner County jury pronounced Michael Richardson, born in 1965, of Belle Plaine guilty on three of the six charges levied against him.Richardson, who was tried last week in Sumner County District Court, will now await sentencing after being found guilty of:•operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol that rendered him incapable of safely driving a vehicle, a level 9 felony;•obstructing official duty by resisting arrest, a level 9 felony;•and interfering with law enforcement by obstructing official duty, a level 9 felony.Richardson was also declared innocent of: •battery against a law enforcement officer, a class A misdemeanor; a Class B misdemeanor.•aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, a Level 6 felony;•and operating a vehicle while alcohol concentration in his blood is .08 or more, a Class B misdemeanor. Richardson was accused on April 19, 2013, of being intoxicated while driving on a victim’s property in circles. According to the Sumner County District Court Complaint, a Sumner County Sheriff deputy parked his patrol vehicle on the property and activated his emergency lights. Richardson, allegedly tried to ram his vehicle into the deputy patrol car. The deputy had to move his vehicle to narrowly avoid being struck broadside.Then Richardson allegedly drove off in the motor vehicle willfully fleeing or attempting to elude the pursing deputy’s police vehicle despite being given visual or audible signals to bring the vehicle to a stop.During the pursuit, Richardson allegedly drove in a reckless manner. In the complaint, Richardson allegedly repeatedly tried to ram the deputy’s vehicle before stopping his car and fleeing on foot. Once apprehended he physically assaulted another officer’s attempt to handcuff him, the complaint said.Richardson, then, allegedly spit on another officer. The complaint said Richardson has Hepatitis C.Richardson was tested and allegedly had an alcohol concentration in his blood level to be .08 or more within the three hours he was operating the vehicle.last_img read more

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Sterling booed by Liverpool fans as he collects Young Player of the Year award

first_img1 Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling Contract rebel Raheem Sterling was booed by Liverpool fans at their end-of-season award ceremony, less than 24 hours after reports emerged suggesting he will ask to leave the club.The 20-year-old has two years left on his current Reds deal but rejected a reported £100,000-a-week offer earlier this year and negotiations were put on hold until the end of the season.However, it was claimed on Monday night that he will definitely not be signing another deal, with some newspapers suggesting the forward feels ‘bullied’ by the club.In a statement to talkSPORT, Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward played down the reports, but that didn’t stop the Anfield faithful from displaying their disappointment with the young star.There were some shouts of ‘Stay Raheem’ as he made a short acceptance speech but as he finished speaking and left the stage there were audible boos from some of the 3,000 fans assembled at the rear of the Echo Arena Liverpool.When his name was mentioned in a video montage moments later there were more jeers.Sterling has been regualrrly linked with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Arsenal, but on Tuesday reports from Germany claimed Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are also interested in the England starlet.Other winners on the night included Philippe Coutinho [Player of the Year, First Team Players’ Player of the Year and Goal of the Season], Gerrard [Outstanding Achievement] and 22-year-old Joao Teixeira [Academy Players’ Player of the Year].Read More:Sterling booed as he collects Liverpool’s Young Player of the Year award – Fans reactlast_img read more

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