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NASA: Measuring Sea Surface Temperatures with Satellites

Surface temperatures of the Gulf Stream

With data from sensors such as the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, experts can calculate sea surface temperatures without having to measure water temperatures on site.

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 08:18
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33.06
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NASA is developing GPS-based Natural Hazard Warning Systems

GPSstation used by NASA to develop early warning system technology for disasters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA, is trying to upgrade GPS technologies to use them for early warning systems for hazar

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Mon, 16/12/2013 - 14:52
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34.1478
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-118.145

The GPM satellite has arrived at its launch site in Japan

Satellite has arrived at its Japanese launch site

The GPM satellite, created to to measure the type and intensity of precipitation, has arrived at its launch site in Japan after a flight from NASA's Goddard Space flight Center in Maryland.

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Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:14
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30.593
longitude: 
130.991

US National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management ra

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40.8288
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-96.6717

Why Colorado’s wildfires are becoming more destructive

The 346 homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire was situated in Mountain Shadow
Colorado Springs, the county’s largest city, has driven much of the growth.

Some wildfire experts state that the expansion of communities in Colorado’s Fire Zone during the last decades is an important factor to understand the increasing destruction caused by wildfires of

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Wed, 13/11/2013 - 13:32
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37.3496
longitude: 
-107.638

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies / University of Wisconsin-Madison (CIMSS-WISC)

CIMSS is a Cooperative Institute formed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a

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43.0709
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-89.4072

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI)

The CGIAR is a global partnership of research organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger, improving human health and nutrition, and enhancing ecosystem resilience through agricultural r

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38.8972
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-77.0413

How fire-detecting satellites could prevent wildfires

Western U.S. wildfires seen from space

A fire-detecting satellite has been designed by scientists from University of California, Berkeley with the goal of preventing hot spots from growing to out of control fires in the future.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 15:18
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37.8717
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-122.261

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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-119.18

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
longitude: 
-77.1773