NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2009
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-187
Origin: Marshall SPoRT meteorological data
Private weather forecaster WorldWinds Inc., of Slidell, Louisiana, has employed satellite-gathered oceanic data from Marshall Space Flight Center to create a service that is every fishing enthusiast&apos;s dream. The company&apos;s FishBytes system uses information about sea surface temperature and chlorophyll levels to forecast favorable conditions for certain fish populations. Transmitting the data to satellite radio subscribers, FishBytes-with about 8,500 subscribers so far-provides maps that guide anglers to the areas where they are most likely to make their favorite catch.
Page Number in Published book: 78
Manufacturer: WorldWinds Inc.