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PACE: New NASA mission to monitor oceans, particles and clouds

Global ocean color observations with satellite (Image: NASA)

NASA has scheduled to launch in 2022 a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle.

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Thu, 19/03/2015 - 08:30

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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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Tue, 17/02/2015 - 15:10

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USGS: Fewer Large Earthquakes in 2014

Copernicus satellite's image of the Napa Valley quake captured on 2 February 2014.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) of the Department of the Interior provided significant information on the characteristics and trend of earthquakes in 2014.

USGS estimated that the number of large earthquakes decreased from 19 in 2013 to 12 in 2014 but that moderate seismic activity was registered in areas relatively new to seismicity. Worldwide, 11 earthquakes reached magnitude 7.0-7.9 and one registered magnitude 8.2, in Chile, on April 1.

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Fri, 23/01/2015 - 08:20

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Latest soil moisture instrument to be launched by NASA

On 28 January 2015, NASA will launch the new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), a remote sensing tool capable of measuring moisture of the Earth’s soils with unprecedented accuracy and resolution.

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Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:37

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STAR developed new Foliage Phase Prediction system

Foliage Phase Prediction Derived from VIIRS NDVI

Two scientists of the Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), the scientific arm of the NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS), have elaborated a new method to observe and forecast short-term fall foliage coloration.

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Thu, 06/11/2014 - 11:13

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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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NASA: TRMM satellite moving towards end of mission

Artist Rendition of TRMM Satellite

On 8 July 2014, pressure sensors on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission’s (TRMM) satellite were triggered indicating the on board fuel tank to be near the end of its fuel supply.  The TRMM satellite was a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched in 1997 making history carrying the world’s first

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Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:34

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GRACE satellite shows groundwater loss in US

Map of the groundwater deficit based on GRACE data

In a new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, several maps combining data from the satellites of NASA's Gravity

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Fri, 25/07/2014 - 18:00

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United States and Honduras to Test Disaster Response Software in Simulated Hurricane Scenario

Operators and students  test GeoSHAPE in the simulated response to a hurricane

The United States and Honduras are joining efforts in Tegucigalpa and Soto Cano Air Base, June 9-12, to demonstrate and assess a mapping tool designed to revolutionize the way governmental and non-governmental organizations from all over the world collaborate in

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Wed, 11/06/2014 - 21:56

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New GPS IIF Satellite successfully launched

Delta IV Rocket Launch

On 16 May, 2014 at 20:03 EDT the U.S. Air Force launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a payload containing the Global Position System IIF Satellite (GPS IIF) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA.

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Mon, 19/05/2014 - 15:30

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