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GPS sensors used to aid the forecasting of monsoon flash floods

Highway 78 in San Diego State flooded by monsoon rains in 2013. Image: NASA

The forecasting of torrential monsoon downpours has become more accurate due to improved GPS and geodetic sensors. The system, developed by meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Forecast Offices in the United States of America has been in use since 2012. It features next-generation, real-time geodetic modules that have been added to existing GPS stations across California, enabling more accurate rain and weather forecasting.

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Tue, 15/05/2018 - 14:55

Satellite data and snowfall tracking: its implications for weather forecasting

Accident caused by heavy snowfall in Virginia, USA. Image: Joe Loong

A new data product developed by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), and NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center will be able to provide a more quick and effective calculation of snowfall rates by satellite.

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Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:58

Monitoring the Oceans from Space

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Oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface. To better understand our oceans data from Earth observation satellites is fundamental as it provides a clear perception. This data is provided by Sentinel-3, which is part of the EU’s Earth observation programme, Copernicus.

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12/10/2017

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Thu, 12/10/2017

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EUMETSAT

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Argo floats – Monitoring the Ocean

Argo 10-day ocean observation cycle (Image: Argo).
The Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography (ARGO) is an international collaboration effort that has been established to collect temperature and salinity profiles data from the upper ocean to intermediate depths. The ocean data is collected using specially-built autonomous devices, drifting at sea. Since the year 2000, around 800 of these devices are installed each year.
 

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Wed, 25/11/2015 - 12:00

NASA develops new FireSat system to detect wildfires

FireSat will consist of a network of more than 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors loaded in a network of satellites to detect wildfires (Imagery: Quadra Pi R2E).
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, based in Pasadena, California is developing a new network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with the private company Quadra Pi R2E, which is based in San Francisco, California. The new sensors are designed to improve the detection of wildfires.  FireSat is expected to be launched by June 2018.
 

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Mon, 23/11/2015 - 16:24

Water Resource Management using NASA Earth Science Data (AM)

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Five webinar sessions (1 – hour each) on October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2015

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To provide 1) information about availability and access to global freshwater data for applications in drought and agricultural management, flooding and reservoir management from NASA remote sensing observations and land-atmosphere models and 2) GIS-based analysis of regional water budget for applications in water resources management.

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13/10/2015 to 10/11/2015

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Tue, 13/10/2015

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NASA ARSET

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China launches Gaofen-8 Earth Observation satellite

Satellite image of Northern China (Image: ESA)

China carried out on June 26 the unexpected launch of a new Earth Observation satellite called Gaofen-8 from the Taiyuan Satellite launch Center in Shanxi province. The launch was not announced beforehand by the authorities but is part of the China High-Resolution Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a series of high-resolution optical Earth Observation satellites placed in various orbits that will consist of eight or nine satellites.

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Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:15

UrtheCast to launch new Earth Observation constellation

SAR satellites observing the Earth (Image: DLR)

The Canadian company UrtheCast announced its plans to develop a constellation of brand-new Earth Observation satellites. Comprised of a minimum of 16 satellites, it will be the world’s first fully-integrated, multispectral optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) commercial constellation of Earth Observation satellites. It is scheduled for launch between 2019 and 2020.

This new constellation will feature onboard real-time processing, cross-cueing between satellites, optical and SAR data fusion and real time cloud imaging.

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Tue, 23/06/2015 - 12:43

Global Space and Satellite Forum 2015

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Officially endorsed by the UAE Space Agency and hosted by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), the 5th Global Space and Satellite Forum (GSSF 2015) will bring together key regional and international stakeholders and decision makers from the space and satellite industry.

GSSF 2015 will examine the complete journey that emerging and developed space regions need to take from research through to development and modern applications.

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26/05/2015 to 27/05/2015

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Abu Dhabi

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  • United Arab Emirates

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The conference is officially endorsed by the UAE Space Agency and is hosted by the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST).

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Two new Galileo satellites successfully launched

Animation of the rocket 3 min 29 sec after the launch (Image: ESA)

Last Friday, 27 March 2015, the European Space Agency's (ESA) seventh and eight Galileo satellite were sent in orbit. They lifted off at 21:46 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Souyuz rocket. According to ESA, the mission went as planned and the satellites are already in testing phase.

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Mon, 30/03/2015 - 13:58

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