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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
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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
longitude: 
-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