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Heatwaves: Scientist identify atmospheric wave pattern

NASA’s Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) sensor

Scientists of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have identified a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summ

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Mon, 28/10/2013 - 10:18
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37.5315
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Using cloud-based geodata databases for disaster response

Flooded streets in Haiti in 2010

A real-time demonstration led by the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium for the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Age

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Fri, 20/09/2013 - 09:08
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38.9339
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-77.1773

Satellites track Recovery at Mt. St. Helens

View on Mt. St. Helens from space on 24 September 1980

In 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted causing a cataclysmic flank collapse, avalanche, and explosion on May 18.

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Wed, 18/09/2013 - 11:00
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46.1912
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-122.194

Colorado Floods: NASA Satellite sees Inundations from Space

Colorado on 13 September 2013

NASA's Aqua satellite was able to acquire imagery of the Colorado floods on 14 September 2013 during a break in precipitation with its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

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Tue, 17/09/2013 - 10:36

International Charter activated for floods in Colorado, USA

Western and Midwest USA seen from space on 15 September 2013 (Aqua/Terra MODIS d

On Friday, 13 September 2013, the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for the ongoing heavy floods in the US state of Colorado.

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Mon, 16/09/2013 - 16:42
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40.015
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-105.271

NOAA: GOES-12 satellite retired after 10 successful years

GOES-12 became operational in 2003

After a successful service of 10 years, NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-12 spacecraft is being retired.

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Wed, 21/08/2013 - 10:42

USA: Satellite measurements for unusual rainfall over Midwest

Affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee

Data provided by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has helped experts to analyze the unusual flash floods that affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee during the firs

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 14:20
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35.0078
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-97.0929

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

For more than a decade Earth-observing satellites have been scanning the surface of our planet searching for fires while scientists combine their space-based data to predict crucial fire behavior a

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:22
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39.5501
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-105.782

San Diego forest fire: Mobile satellite antenna systems facilitate response

Can help first responders as well as broadcasters on the scene of an emergency s

During the massive forest fire that started in San Diego on 6 June 2013, first responders and broadcasters were supported with full communications infrastructure by mobile satellite antenna systems

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 09:38
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32.7153
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-117.157

USA: Satellite data can improve landslide monitoring prediction

The model can help reducing therefore their potentially devastating effects

According to a group of researchers from the University of California, satellite data give crucial and reliable information for identifying, especially in remote mountainous regions, hotspots for l

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Thu, 01/08/2013 - 09:59
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36.7783
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-119.418