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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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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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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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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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USA: Landsat 8 captures impacts of drought in New Mexico

On July 24, 2013 the total water in storage constitutes only 3% of the reservoir

On July 8, 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8 captured impressive images of Elephant Butte Reservoir, when was only filled to 3% of its capacity, highlighting the impact that

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Mon, 29/07/2013 - 09:11
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34.5199
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GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of hurricanes.

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02
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37.0299
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Post-Disaster Communications Provided by High-Altitude Balloon

Emergency Management

Mobile 4G LTE provider Oceus Networks has come up with a technology that will enable broadband and communications services between first responders within 72 hours of an emergency or disaster.

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Wed, 24/07/2013 - 11:35
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-105.271

ISS: How the International Space Station assists during disasters

The ISS plays an important role in helping emergency responders

The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a common statement on 17 July 2013 underlining the benefits of the space station during disasters caused by natural hazards on Ea

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57
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Climate Change: Wildfires may contribute to global warming

Wild fires in Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory

The carbonaceous particles rising high into the air in the context of wildfires significantly degrade air quality, damage human and wildlife health, and interact with sunlight to affect climate

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Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:34
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