USA: Satellite measurements for unusual rainfall over Midwest

Affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee

Data provided by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has helped experts to analyze the unusual flash floods that affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee during the first two weeks of August 2013 causing at least two deaths and damages in hundreds of homes and other st

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 14:20

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

For more than a decade Earth-observing satellites have been scanning the surface of our planet searching for fires while scientists combine their space-based data to predict crucial fire behavior and therefore try to mitigate potential damages. In the western United States, California and Colorado, the 2013 wildfire season has started earlier than normal due to the favorable conditions for fire present in this area.

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:22

NASA's Terra satellite spots Tropical Storm Jebi over Vietnam

On 3 August 2013 Tropical Storm Jebi made its second landfall in Vietnam

On 3 August 2013, NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Jebi as it was tracking north of Hanoi after making its second landfall in Vietnam.

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Tue, 06/08/2013 - 09:08

NASA's Aqua satellite shows wildfires in central Russia

 Intense heat wave in central Russia

On July 25, 2013 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured valuable images from the Khanty-Mansiyskiy and Yamal-Nenetskiy districts of Russia, showing the smoke billowing from large fires that have been affecting this region during the month of July.

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:44

NASA's Aqua satellite tracks Tropical Storm Flossie

Flossie is moving toward the west

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS mechanism aboard the NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared images of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 25 2013, providing helpful

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Fri, 26/07/2013 - 13:14

GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02

Celebrating Earth Day 2013 - with images from space

For over 40 years, Earth Day has been celebrated every year on April 22. It was first observed on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment

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Tue, 23/04/2013 - 10:16

NOAA: Operational control of newest US environmental satellite

NOAA assumed full operational responsibility of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite which was operated by the NASA since October, 2011.


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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:53

New Instrument on ISS to provide Imagery to Developing Nations

In January 2013, a new Earth-observing instrument was installed on the International Space Station (ISS): ISERV Pathfinder. The instrument consists of a commercial camera, a telescope, and a pointing system, all positioned to look through the Earth-facing window of ISS’s Destiny module.

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Mon, 04/03/2013 - 10:33

NASA and ESA improve imagery compatibility

Campaign to cross calibrate the Sentinel-2 and Landsat Data Continuity Mission

ESA and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to users of images of Earth’s land and coastal zones.

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Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:24


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