U.S. Releases energy infrastructure map with real-time storm information

Share via AddThis
Posted July 10, 2013

With peak hurricane season approaching, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is introducing interactive maps that combine real-time data feeds from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center with more than 20 map layers showing the nation’s energy infrastructure and resources. This new tool, available around the clock on the EIA website, allows industry, energy analysts, government decision makers, and the American public to better see and understand the potential impact of a storm.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy Disruptions map. Note: A detailed legend can be found on the Energy Disruptions website.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy Disruptions map. Note: A detailed legend can be found on the Energy Disruptions website.

Every year, hurricanes and other extreme weather events threaten life and property. Hurricanes and tropical storms also affect the nation’s energy infrastructure, especially when storm paths traverse offshore oil and natural gas production platforms and pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, coastal refineries, processing plants, power plants, and energy import and export sites.

The new maps are available at EIA’s Energy Disruptions site. The image above features the predicted path of tropical storm Chantal moving from the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands toward the Atlantic coast of Florida. As the National Hurricane Center revises its predictions, the maps will be automatically updated.

Source: EIA



54,123 science & technology articles

Categories

Our Articles (see all)

General News

Follow us

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   StumbleUpon   Plurk
Google+   Tumblr   Delicious   RSS   Newsletter via Email

Featured Video (see all)


Using static electricity, insect-sized flying robots can land and stick to surfaces
Small drones need to stay aloft do their jobs — whether that’s searching for dangerous gas leaks or…

Featured Image (see all)

NASA’s rodent habitat, developed at Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, serves as a home away from home for mice on the International Space Station. Previous rodent experiments aboard space shuttles contributed to the development of new drugs now fighting osteoporosis on Earth.

Credits: NASA
Mice Studies in Space Offer Clues on Bone Loss
Astronauts know their bodies will be tested during time spent on the International Space Station, from the 15…