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USA: New strategy for civil earth observation

Nighttime photograph of the eastern coast of the United States seen from ISS.

On 19 April 2013, the US government's National Science and Technology Council released a National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations—a framework for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of using earth observation data for civil use.


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Mon, 22/04/2013 - 09:31




Mon, 04/22/2013

Hurricane Sandy: Polar-orbiting satellites were key in pinpointing landfall

According to a new study by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the NOAA forecasts of Hurricane Sandy’s track could have been hundreds of miles off without information from polar-orbiting satellites. Rather than identifying the New Jersey landfall location within 30 miles five-days before landfall, the models would have shown Sandy remaining at sea.


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Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:17
Fri, 12/14/2012
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