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Japan: High resolution satellite Himawari-8 launched

Himawari-8 was launched on 7 October 2014 from Tanegashima Space Centre

On 7 October 2014 the Japan Meteorological Agency announced the successful launch of the geostationary meteorological satellite “H

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Thu, 09/10/2014 - 09:43
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31.5966
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130.557

Iceland: New satellite pictures of volcanic eruptions

Holuhraun Lava Field seen from space on 20 September 2014

Bardabunga volcano in Iceland has started erupting in August 2014 accompanied by swarms of earthquakes in the near area. Tremors have continued ever since with up to 500 per day.

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Fri, 26/09/2014 - 16:26
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64.8525
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-16.8314

German Aerospace Center develops satellite-based volcanic ash tool

VADUGS-derived column concentration of volcanic ash in grams per square metre

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have developed a satellite-based prediction tool for volcanic ash distribution.

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Mon, 22/09/2014 - 13:50

First high res satellite images of Icelandic Bardarbunga volcano activity

NASA's EO-1 satellite captured the first image of the active Barbarbunga volcano

Early this week, NASA satellites were first able to capture infrared images from space of the active Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland.

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Thu, 04/09/2014 - 09:29
latitude: 
64.641
longitude: 
-17.528

Tracing Aerosols with Satellites

This map depicts the aerosol index for 19 July 2014

Satellites can help detect UV-absorbing aerosols by observing how the atmosphere scattered certain wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light.

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Fri, 01/08/2014 - 10:53

Japan: First Images of Daichi-2 released

Aerial view of Nishinoshima island, part of the Ogasawara Islands.

On 24 May 2014, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched their Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "Daichi-2" (ALOS-2) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Thu, 03/07/2014 - 14:48
latitude: 
27.2462
longitude: 
140.876

EUMETSAT: Measuring the temperature of lava with satellites

Nyiragongo's temperature measured thanks to Meteosat satellite

Scientists used data from from the Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI) onboard Meteosat satellite to measure the temperature of the lava lake at Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Rep

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Mon, 09/06/2014 - 09:42
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-1.51682
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29.2501

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that is principally mandated to mitigate disasters that m

Philippines: Sensors for Volcano and Earthquake Early Warning

Mayon Volcano in the Philippines in 2009

The Philippines is a country frequently affected by volcanic eruptions and seismic activities as it is located on the circum-Pacific seismic belt.

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Mon, 17/03/2014 - 12:32
latitude: 
14.5995
longitude: 
120.984

Sinabung Volcano: Detecting pyroclastic flow from space

The eruptions of Mount Sinabung are less violent now, but they are not over.

In January 2014, Mount Sinabung on Indonesia's Sumatra island has exploded intensively and repeatedly, forcing thousands of residents to vacate their houses.

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Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:48
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7.55038
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103.484