Zebra Mussel Inspectors Trained. Lots of Info Online.

Two SLWSS Directors are now Certified Watercraft and Equipment Inspectors under the standard of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. President Graeme Strathdee and Past President Kim Schmitt participated in an Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development training course held in the Red Deer County council room on June 27. Trainer-In-Chief Katheryn (Kate) Wilson ran …

Red Deer County News

Click here to jump to the Red Deer County News Releases and information page. This project on riparian zone reclamation is noteworthy.

Join the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society

Join more than 400 individual members in supporting the goals of the SLWSS by printing, completing, and returning to us the application or renewal section of this 2013 form: Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society Please complete this 2013 membership form and return it to us with your cheque: Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society Box 9012 Sylvan Lake Alberta T4S …

Viruses Migrate From Sewers To Drinking-Water Wells

Over the past decade researchers have been finding disease-causing viruses in municipal wells in the U.S. and Europe, a cause of concern if the water isn’t disinfected. Now, a team of scientists has traced and definitively linked these invading viruses to nearby sewage systems. Click here to read more.

Updates to and ENSO Observations from the WUWT Ocean Reference Page

Watts Up With That?

Image Credit: Monterey Marine Meteorology DivisionHYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM)

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts”

In making several updates to the WUWT Ocean Reference Page I observed something in the Sea Surface Temperature animation above, that I’ve seen a few times before. More about that below, but first the reason for the updates. The Naval Research Laboratory Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) was “scheduled to be retired on 5 April 2013 and replaced by operational 1/12° HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model or HYCOM.”  The “HYCOM consortium is a multi-institutional effort sponsored by the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP), as part of the U. S. Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE), to develop and evaluate a data-assimilative hybrid isopycnal-sigma-pressure (generalized) coordinate ocean model (called HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model or HYCOM).” Here is HYCOM’s home page of and here is the system background

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