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NASA: Measuring atmospheric rivers from air and Space

NASA's ER-2 research aircraft. (Image: NASA AFRC)

NASA's ER-2 instrumented research aircraft is supporting CalWater 2015, a multiagency, interdisciplinary field campaign, designed to improve the understanding of when and how California ends up on the receiving end of atmospheric rivers. Atmospheric rivers are short-lived weather events that carry a flood of moisture from the tropics to the U.S. West Coast. The instrument also measures how much rain these events can bring, which is a crucial concern in the state’s ongoing historic drought.

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University of Arkansas: Developing a decision support system for mudslide risk

NASA satellites captures images of the California wildfires

USD 1.14 million in funding was granted to the University of Arkansas in order to create a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires. The system will be based on remote-sensing technologies.

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Wed, 22/10/2014 - 09:08

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New map explores ocean tectonics from space

Marine gravity model of the Central Indian Ocean

Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California created a new seafloor map based on satellite data that discloses previously unaccessible features on global earthquakes, spreading ridges and faults.

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Tue, 14/10/2014 - 15:35

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Forecasting wildfire behaviour with WIFIRE

A map showing locations that experienced wildfires greater than 250 acres, from

A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.

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Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:17

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WorldView-3 Satellite launched by DigitalGlobe

Digital Globe's WorldView-3 satellite can collect 650,000 sq km of imagery a day

On 13 August 2014, DigitalGlobe successfully launched its WorldView-3 commercial high resolution, multispectral

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Fri, 15/08/2014 - 08:27

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Gravity data could predict flooding months ahead

Land Saturation data from GRACE

According to new findings from the University of California Irvine the use of satellite data could be used to greatly improve the overflow predictions of a river months before the event occurs which could potentially save lives and property with earlier flood warnings.

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:20

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Google buys satellite image provider Skybox

Google wants to buy Skybox

Google is buying Skybox Imaging for $500 million in cash.

As announced on 10 June 2014 during a press release, this near real-time satellite imaging company will help Google improve its Maps product.

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Wed, 11/06/2014 - 13:54

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Dragon V2: New spacecraft could revolutionize Space exploration

SpaceX

The California-based company SpaceX has recently presented its Dragon V2 spacecraft. What makes Dragon V2 sp special is that it will be able to take-off and land anywhere on Earth with the accuracy of a helicopter without a runway.

The re-useable space capsule which has seven seats can land vertically due to its side-mounted thrusters and legs. The company is applying for NASA contracts, as NASA depends on Russian Spacecrafts for transporting its astronauts into space.

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GTS Exhibits Geospatial Photo Technology Used in Haiti at the 2012 International Disaster Conference and Expo

Geo Tactical Solutions (GTS) promotes the use of advanced GPS cameras and photo mapping technology for

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Satellite imagery shows California forest fires

Satellite imagery from the recently launched UK-DMC2 satellite shows forest fires in the Los Padres National Forest east of Santa Maria at 11:10 local time on the 12th August.

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