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GPS sensors used to aid the forecasting of monsoon flash floods

Highway 78 in San Diego State flooded by monsoon rains in 2013. Image: NASA

The forecasting of torrential monsoon downpours has become more accurate due to improved GPS and geodetic sensors. The system, developed by meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Forecast Offices in the United States of America has been in use since 2012.

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Global Navigation Satellite Systems prove valuable for earthquake early warning

Collapsed Santa Monica Freeway bridge across La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles after the Northridge earthquake, Jan. 17, 1994. Image: Robert A. Eplett/FEMA

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are giving scientists in North America new insights into detecting potential earthquakes before they strike.  

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Satellite technology improves tracking of hurricane wind speed

Image of Hurricane Joaquin over the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda taken by GOES East on October 5, 2015.

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Japan plans to provide disaster information through car navigation via satellite

The Kobe-Awaji-Naruto expressway at Naruto, Tokushima prefecture, Japan.

The government of Japan plans to provide drivers with disaster information straight to their cars by making use of Japan’s Quasi-Zenith

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Mission Statement

UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy.

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Transforming understanding of Earth systems and hazards using geodesy.

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India and USA: Cooperation to monitor earth changes in high detail

NISAR: the NASA-ISRO SAR Mission (Image: NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are working together on a project to monitor earth changes in high detail.

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Using GPS data to characterize earthquake fault lines

Satellite radar image of the magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake (Image: ESA)

The University of Iowa, in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), published a study on how GPS and satellite data can be used in real-time to describe a fault line of an earthquake within one day.

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India will launch navigation satellite in October

India's own navigation satellite system will benefit disaster management

The Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO will launch a navigation satellite on 10 October, as the news agency ANI reported. The satellite IRNSS 1C is the third one to be launched in a formation of seven.

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Russia to cooperate with China on satellite navigation

Russia and China plan to cooperate on satellite navigation stations

The Deputy Chief of the Russian Space agency ROSCOSMOS announced that Russia plans to sign an agreement with China this year on the issue of installing GLONASS and Beidou stations in China and Russia, respectively. GLONASS is the Russian satellite navigation system, Beidou is the Chinese navigation system.

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US launches its seventh GPS 2F satellite

Artist's concept of the GPS-2F satellite

On 1 August 2014, the U.S. Air Force launched the seventh of its GPS 2F series of positioning, navigation and timing satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

This new GPS 2F satellites, which will be one of 31 active satellites in the constellation, provide better accuracy and resistance to jamming than the previous generation of GPS satellites, most of which are still in operation. The launch helps bolster a GPS fleet whose satellites are beginning to show their age, Air Force officials say.

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