first_imgHigh-resolution surface fluxes over the global ocean are needed to evaluate coupled atmosphere–ocean models and weather forecasting models, provide surface forcing for ocean models, understand the regional and temporal variations of the exchange of heat between the atmosphere and ocean, and provide a large-scale context for field experiments. Under the auspices of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Radiation Panel, the SEAFLUX Project has been initiated to investigate producing a high-resolution satellite-based dataset of surface turbulent fluxes over the global oceans to complement the existing products for surface radiation fluxes and precipitation. The SEAFLUX Project includes the following elements: a library of in situ data, with collocated satellite data to be used in the evaluation and improvement of global flux products; organized intercom-parison projects, to evaluate and improve bulk flux models and determination from the satellite of the input parameters; and coordinated evaluation of the flux products in the context of applications, such as forcing ocean models and evaluation of coupled atmosphere–ocean models. The objective of this paper is to present an overview of the status of global ocean surface flux products, the methodology being used by SEAFLUX, and the prospects for improvement of satellite-derived flux products.last_img read more

Summer travelers reminded about ‘Move Over’ law

first_imgYEARTicketsWarnings Struck in Work Zone010 Struck while Assisting Motorist041 20186641,292 2019 to April 1st12490 YEARCrash with Property Damage Crash with InjuryCrash with Fatality Indiana State Police201720182019 to April 1st 2016424150 2017396160 TOTAL131110 20175171,023center_img Tickets and Warnings Issued for Violation of Indiana’s Move Over Law Indiana State Police Vehicles Struck When Not in Motion Struck while Directing Traffic001 2019 to April 1st144239 Stuck on Traffic Stop301 Struck at Crash Scene1067 2018444110 Versailles, In. — In 1999 Indiana was the first State in the nation to pass a “Move Over” law requiring motorists to move to an adjacent traffic lane, or reduce speed by 10 mph below the posted speed limit if unable to change lanes safely when driving by a stationary police, fire or ambulance emergency vehicle stopped along the side of the road.  Over the years Indiana’s law has expanded to include stationary recovery, utility service, solid waste haulers, road, street highway maintenance vehicles, as well as a stationary survey or construction vehicles when displaying alternately flashing amber lights.Indiana’s law was originally crafted and passed the result of the death of ISP Tpr. Andrew Winzenread who was killed in April of 1997 while assisting a stranded motorist on I-74 in Dearborn County.  Now, in 2019, every state, with the exception of Hawaii has some form of a move-over-law.But we all know laws are only effective when followed.  In Indiana, we still have too many emergency vehicles being struck by inattentive or distracted motorists.  And in neighboring Illinois, three state troopers have been struck and killed since the beginning of 2019.As part of a joint ‘Move Over Law’ traffic enforcement project, Indiana will be working with our ‘Six State Trooper’ law enforcement partners in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia during the week of April 14th through the 20th.  During this time motorists can expect to see additional patrols looking for distracted driving violations which often lead to motorists failing to move over when they approach an emergency vehicle stopped roadside or at a crash scene.  Some violations associated with Driving While Distracted include speeding, following too close, drifting from lane to lane and failing to signal turns or lane changes.It is not the goal of the Indiana State Police to simply write tickets.  We encourage and desire voluntary compliance with traffic laws to ensure the safety of the public as well as the safety of public safety professionals.  Our historical enforcement of the move over law reveals about 50% of persons stopped for this violation receive a written warning, but citations are issued for particularly egregious violations of the law.To learn more about Move Over Laws in other States click here. Crashes of a Parked Police Vehicle from ANY Indiana Police Agencylast_img read more

The big matches of 1320 Heat

first_imgTODAY’S 1320 Heat rematch event at South Dakota Circuit, Timehri, has a lot of fans talking about the best matchups for the event.Race-time is 10:00hrs and here are some of the battles that could keep the crowd on their feet:Team Mohamed’s Goliath GTR vs Mad Dog Toyota Supra.There was a lot of controversy surrounding this one at the end of the last event with Team Mohamed’s Goliath suffering mechanical issues, and the Mad Dog Supra of S&D Performance not coming to the line either. Still, this is one that will have fans on the edge of their seats.Both cars were running down in the 8-second brackets at the last outing and it would make for a close contest should they line up again. Unofficial times seen by sportshubgy show both cars have gotten faster from the last instalment but a clear winner will be decided on October 20.S&D Performance Toyota Caldina vs Transpacific Toyota AlteezaThroughout the years, the Toyota Caldina of Sean Persaud has undergone a transformation into arguably one of the most eye-catching locally built machines on the quarter-mile. Unfortunately, mechanical issues forced him out of the last encounter but sources have confirmed that he is back and better than ever.Boasting possibly the fastest 3sGTE across the 592, Persaud’s Caldina is definitely a machine that fans want to see run. We at sportshubgy feel that an apt match for the four-cylinder beast is that of the Transpacific Alteeza, another locally built beast that has been making waves and also smoke clouds.The transformation of the Alteeza has not been a smooth road but it has definitely come a long way from not making it past rounds one and two. Still, their battle would generate much debateAvi Samaroo Mitsubishi Evo vs Jason Gonzalves Honda CivicThe long battle of all-wheel drive versus two-wheel drive has waged through the ages and none underscored more than the battle between Avi Samaroo and Jason Gonzalves.Samaroo’s Mitsubishi Evolution has ‘one-upped’ Gonzalves Honda Civic for the 12-second trophy but word on the street is that the Gonzalves camp returned to the drawing board for more speed and has found it. While in the eyes of some, it might be a mismatch, sometimes it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog.Transpacific Toyota Alteeza vs Peter Daby Mazda RX7 (second generation)Another age-old battle has been that of the Rotary versus Piston engine argument. While some feel that has long been won by the latter, Peter Daby’s Mazda RX7 second generation has certainly reopened that debate locally.When it arrived on the scene earlier this year, the RX7 brought back memories of a time when a rotary was the thing to beat. Lining up alongside one of the most iconic piston engines ever created in the 2JZ will surely be a battle that all petrol heads will enjoy.Transpacific Toyota Alteeza vs Mad Dog Toyota Supra There isn’t much to say here. It’s simply. 2JZ versus 2JZE – a battle of who has the better 2JZ on the market and who has it in the best set-up. On one hand, there is the mad dog Supra and the other is Transpacific Alteeza. While they have never run competitively, there is a rumbling that one is willing to call the other out.Godzilla vs the clockThe Team Mohamed’s white GTR, known as Godzilla, is definitely going to be a crowd-puller and there will be many lining up to challenge it. But the biggest thing that it will face on the 1320 Heat rematch will be the clock.A few days prior to the mechanical issues that plagued it, the team had recorded a mid-seven-second time but failed to put it down on race day. The fastest strip time recorded is a 7.9 by Andy Bissesar’s Railcar at the last meet. Can Godzilla better it? We will have to wait to see.Admission for adults is $1 000 and for children $500.last_img read more

Georgia’s birdie blitz retains Hampshire Rose

first_img17 Apr 2013 Georgia’s birdie blitz retains Hampshire Rose European number one Georgia Hall has retained the Hampshire Rose with an eight-under par score for 36 holes – and a five shot winning margin. The 17-year-old England international had scores of 70 and 68 in the prestigious scratch event at North Hants. Her afternoon round included eight birdies, two of them in the last three holes. Georgia, from Remedy Oak in Dorset, won this event last year at the start of a 2012 campaign which took her into the top five in the world amateur rankings. Her fine form, which won her the British girls’ championship, has continued into this year with two gold medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and now, this latest success. Her closest challengers were the Surrey pair of Inci Mehmet, from the England Golf Performance Squad, and Lizzie Prior, who both finished on three-under par. International Amber Ratcliffe took fourth place, while English stroke play champion Alex Peters shared fifth with girl internationals Shelby Smart and Olivia Winning. Olivia provided one of the highlights of the day with the low score of the event: a six-under par 67 in her morning round. Meanwhile, Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire had a hole in one at the first – her tenth hole – during the morning round. Leading scores North Hants Golf Club Par 73, SSS 73, CSS 74 74 138 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 70 68 143 Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) 74 69; Lizzie Prior (Burhill) 72 71 145 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 72 73 147 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) 73 74; Shelby Smart (Knowle) 71 76; Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 67 80 148 Charlotte Thompson    (Channels) 76 72; Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 71 77 149 Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 77 72; Lucy Goddard (Mid Herts) 73 76; Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 73 76 150 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 73 77; Emily Royer (Chart Hills) 72 78     151 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 78 73; Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 74 153 Aimee Ponte (Royal Guernsey) 76, 77; Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 76 77; Ella Ofstedahl (Mill Green) 74 79last_img read more

It’s silver for England after a tight battle

first_img2 Sep 2015 It’s silver for England after a tight battle England’s senior women came tantalisingly close to retaining their European crown – only to lose a nerve-tingling final 3-2 to France. The players battled back to take two matches down the 19th in the final of the European senior women’s team championship at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania. But they lost them both as their brave defence came to an end and they had to settle for the silver medal. “The team played their hearts out,” said captain Pat Wrightson, “England could not have more closely defended the trophy.” Two of the five matches were decided by big margins early on: Julie Brown quickly claimed the first point for England, taking complete control of her game in the difficult, windy conditions, and winning 7/5. Then the French came straight back with their own big win, beating Lindsey Shaw 5/4. But the other three matches were extremely close. Cath Rawthore managed to claim her point with a very strong finish – she had been two up after 15 before being hauled back to all square, but she parred the difficult 18th to win. In the foursomes, Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman, the English senior stroke play champion, were one down with two to play. They won the 17th and halved the 18th to take the game on, only to three-putt the 19th. English senior champion Helen Lowe had a great fightback to give England another chance. She was four down after 10 and was still two down after 16, but won the 17th and 18th to keep the title hopes alive. However, her challenge ended on the par five 19th, where her third shot ran through the green and she was unable to get up and down. In the play-off for the bronze medal Ireland beat Germany 4-1. The women’s team was: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). In the European senior men’s team championship, England finished fifth by beating Switzerland 4-1 in Pravets, Bulgaria. Ian Attoe and Mark Stones led the way with a 4/3 win in the foursomes, while Stephen East and David Niven secured the necessary other two points in the singles. The matches of Alan Mew and Richard Partridge were halved. The title was won by Ireland, who beat Italy 3-2. Scotland beat France 3-2 to win the bronze medal. The men’s team was: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for the full scores   04 September 2015 England’s seniors are going for gold England’s senior women are one match away from successfully defending their title as European team champions. The team swept Germany aside 4-1 to reach tomorrow’s final at the National Golf Resort in Lithuania. They will play France in the title decider, in a replay of last year’s final. Germany were the top seeds for the match play and England captain Pat Wrightson commented: “It was a very tight match today. We will be relaxing this evening before warming up for a very hard match tomorrow when we will be trying very hard to retain the trophy. “The weather forecast for tomorrow is breezy with showers, which will make the golf course even more challenging for all the players.” Despite the comfortable scoreline, today’s semi-final was closely contested. In the foursomes Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman, the English senior stroke play champion, were quickly down after their opponents birdied two of the first three holes. But they fought back to be all square at the turn and par golf over the next six holes gave them a 4/3 win. In the singles, English senior champion Helen Lowe fought a very tight match to secure a half point. Cath Rawthore was two down after nine holes but played the remainder in one-under par to win 3/2. Julie Brown was one down after three but chipped in on the 4th hole to get back to all square and reached the 10th tee two up. She extended her lead when she holed a difficult downhill put on the 11th for a birdie and finally won by the convincing margin of 5/4. Lindsey Shaw, playing par golf, had gone one down after her opponent chipped in from a very difficult position on the ninth. Her match was declared a half on the 16th tee after England secured the necessary points for the overall win.  The women’s team is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). In the European senior men’s team championship, England beat Spain 3½-1½ at Pravets, Bulgaria. Ian Attoe and Mark Stones won a tight foursomes match on the 19th but there were big wins for Stephen East (5/4) and Alan Mew (6/4). Tomorrow England will play Switzerland and a win will give them fifth place in the top flight. The final is between Ireland and Italy, while Scotland and France play for the bronze medal. The men’s team is: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for full scores 03 September, 2015 England senior women reach Euro semi-finals England’s senior women continued their defence of their European team title with a confident performance to reach the semi-finals. They beat Spain 3½-1½ in the European team championship quarter-final at the National Golf Resort in Lithuania. Now they will meet top seeds Germany in tomorrow’s semi-finals. In the other match Ireland will play France. England captain Pat Wrightson reported: “Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman were quickly up in the foursomes match, playing excellent golf to have a resounding win of 6/5. “Helen Lowe, Cath Rawthore and Julie Brown were all two up after nine holes (in the singles); both Helen and Cath won their matches by 2/1, Julie’s match was deemed a half as England had won three points.” In the final match, Lindsey Shaw played par golf but lost by 3/2 to the on-form Maria De Orueta, who was three-under par for the 16 holes played. The women’s team is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). Meanwhile, the England senior men lost their quarter-final to Scotland in a close match at Pravets Golf Club, Bulgaria. The result was finally decided in the last singles, when Alan Mew was beaten on the 19th. English champion Ian Attoe and Mark Stones won their foursomes and Stephen East took the top singles. But the remaining three points went to Scotland, who play Italy in tomorrow’s semi-final. England are out of the medal hunt but will play for place in the top flight and meet Spain tomorrow.  The men’s team is: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for full scores 02 September 2015 England teams target European medals England’s senior men and women have made it through the 36-hole qualifying and are targeting medals in their European team championships. The women, who are the defending champions, qualified fourth at the National Golf Resort in Lithuania. They are safely within the top eight who contest the medals and will play Spain in tomorrow’s quarter finals. English senior amateur champion Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) led the team’s scoring with rounds of 79 and level par 72 and was sixth on the individual table. Cath Rawthore (Sale) shot 78 75 to finish in the top ten. Team captain Pat Wrightson commented: “This is a challenging course built within a river bed and featuring water hazards on 15 holes and the first qualifying round was interrupted by thunderstorms, causing a four-hour delay from midday to 4pm. “Fortunately all England players completed their round before play was suspended due to poor light. The prevailing wet weather conditions have made the course very long and the pin positions are tricky.” There was some spectacular scoring on the 299-yard par four 14th where both Caroline Berry (Bromborough), in round one and Cath Rawthore, in round two, holed their second wedge shots to card an eagle two. The women’s team is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). England’s senior men – who have been bronze medallists for the past three years – qualified for the matchplay in third place, behind Ireland and Italy, at Pravets Golf Club, Bulgaria.  In tomorrow’s quarter final they play Scotland, who they beat in last year’s third place play-off. English senior amateur champion Ian Attoe (Worplesdon) led the team’s scoring with a level par total for 36 holes, with rounds of 71 73. The men’s team is: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for full scoreslast_img read more