satellite observation

Monitoring Volcanoes and Magma Movements

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The free online course, provided by the University of Iceland, gives an introduction to volcano monitoring techniques, magma movements and volcano unrest. It presents some aspects of why volcanoes are dangerous and volcanic hazards. The course starts on 4 March 2019 and lasts for six weeks.

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04/03/2019 to 15/03/2019

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Sun, 03/03/2019

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The University of Iceland

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EUMETSAT NWP SAF mesoscale wind data assimilation workshop

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Satellite observations have been fundamental in improving weather forecast skill over the past two decades on all terms, while few high-quality wind observations were present in the Global Observing System. To depict and initialize the flow on scales smaller than 500 km, wind observations are essential, however, and adding satellite wind observations for predicting dynamical weather has proven to be beneficial. But how are we going to exploit all these wind observations?

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17/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

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Mon, 30/04/2018

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Tallinn

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  • Estonia

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• European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
• Ocean and Sea Ice SAF - Satellite Application Facility on Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI SAF)

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Earth Observation of night time lights for flood risk management

River Nile and its Delta hosting two of the biggest cities in Egypt

Flood is one of the most common geohazards, which also costs most devastation to society. There are areas more vulnerable to floods, where measures are taken to mitigate the impacts, but further research is needed for identifying flood vulnerability in order to make communities in such vulnerable areas more resilient.

Professor Alberto Montanari from the University of Bologna found new ways of pinpointing vulnerable areas by using satellite observation of night time lights from homes or businesses and combining this data with river network data.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:10

Indonesia: Sumatra is covered with haze from ongoing fires

satellite image of fires in Indonesia

Since February, many fires have broken out on the Sumatra peninsula in Indonesia, as UN-SPIDER reported; many of them were deliberately set in order to clean the land. Although this is illegal, it is still a common practice in the region. NASA’s satellites Terra and Aqua monitor these fires from Space.

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Mon, 10/03/2014 - 14:19

Monitoring Killer Mice From Space

The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says. The method also might forecast outbreaks of other rodent-borne illnesses worldwide.

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Mon, 21/02/2011 - 12:49

SERVIR

The SERVIR mechanism is a joint venture between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It integrates satellite observations, ground-based data and forecast models to help developing nations in Eastern and Southern Africa, West Africa, the Hindu-Kush region of the Himalayas, the lower Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia and the Amazon region of South America manage climate risks and land use.

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Satellite Observations Help Assess Future Earthquake Risk in Haiti

According to the new data, the earthquake rupture did not reach the surface which is unusual for an earthquake this size. More importantly, the images confirm that only the western half of the fault segment that last ruptured in 1751 actually ruptured in the current earthquake. “We’re still waiting for the other shoe to drop,” says Tim Dixon, professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.

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Wed, 10/02/2010 - 14:43
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