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Satellites show effects of long-term drought on the Congo rainforest

The studies analyzed the "greenness" of the Congo rainforest

A new analysis of data derived from various satellite sensors shows that Congo's rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has suffered from long-term drought over the past t

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Tue, 29/04/2014 - 10:04
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System to Track Drought Dynamics developed by University of Cincinnati Geographers

Geographers Develope System to Track Drought Dynamics

Researchers in the University of Cincinnati Department of Geography are hard at work tracking drought patterns across the United States implementing an Event-based Spatial-Temporal Data Model (ESTD

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Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:05
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) status update

NASA and JAXA launched their joint GPM mission

The GPM Core Observatory is continuing its pre-programmed course and is communicating with the GPM Mission Operations Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Fri, 28/02/2014 - 11:19

USAID Administrator visits ICIMOD

Satellite image of the Himalayan region

Dr.

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Wed, 26/02/2014 - 12:38
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Landsat-8: First Year in Space

Lansat-8 image

A year ago NASA’s Landsat-8 satellite was launched into orbit. During this year scientists have been analyzing the data delivered by the satellite.

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Tue, 11/02/2014 - 13:31
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Precipitation monitoring: On-ground research complements satellite accuracy

Estimation map of climate change induced increase in precipitation

As UN-SPIDER reported, NASA is preparing for the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satel

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Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:20

Alaska: Satellites show land surface temperature anomalies

Temperature anomalies in Alaska in January 2014

NASA's Terra satellite captured from Space land surface temperature anomalies for Alaska in the last week of January. Between 23 and 30 January 2014, Alaska has seen record-breaking warmth.

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Tue, 04/02/2014 - 15:33
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Weather Forecasting: USA and Japan to launch Precipitation Satellite in February

Artist concept of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite.

The American and the Japanese Space Agencies, NASA and JAXA, will jointly launch a new Earth Observation satellite in February, as was announced on 26 December 2013.

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:41
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Satellite information explains North Pole shifting

Greenland's ice sheet captured by a satellite

Climate change is causing the North Pole’s location to drift, shows a new study conducted by Jianli Chen at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Wed, 18/12/2013 - 10:55
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Remote Sensing helps locate the Coldest Spot on Earth

Remote Sensing image showsing the coldest place on Earth

NASA's Landsat 8 satellite defined the coldest place on Earth - a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahr

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:21
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