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Radar Images: Sentinel-1A maps California earthquake

Napa Valley earthquake captured in an interferogram.

The European radar satellite Sentinel-1A has captured the rupture of the recent major earthquake in Napa Valley, California, USA. The quake on 24 August 2014 was the biggest one in 25 years.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 02/09/2014 - 14:30
latitude: 
38.4274
longitude: 
-122.394

NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:24
latitude: 
34.1478
longitude: 
-118.145

Forecasting wildfire behaviour with WIFIRE

A map showing locations that experienced wildfires greater than 250 acres, from

A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:17
latitude: 
32.8606
longitude: 
-117.186