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The TRMM rainfall mission comes to an end after 17 years

09 April 2015

In 1997 when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, was launched, its mission was scheduled to last just a few years. Now, 17 years later, the TRMM mission has come to an end. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) stopped TRMM's science operations and data collection on 8 April after the spacecraft depleted its fuel reserves.

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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field - the world's second largest contiguous extrapolar ice field - and two lakes are pictured in this Landsat-8 image of Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, acquired on 28 February 2014.

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Cross-track Infrared Sounder instrument now integrated on JPSS-1 spacecraft

09 April 2015

The Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS), which will fly aboard NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite, has been successfully integrated with the spacecraft. CrIS is the fourth instrument to be integrated on the JPSS-1 spacecraft.

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The climate reanalysis data challenge

10 April 2015

Looking at how weather patterns have changed over the decades can help us gain insights into climate change. This requires observations going as far back as possible, but finding such data is a challenge. At the same time, advances in science, for example using state-of-the-art reanalysis, mean that more information can be extracted from past data than when the observations were made.

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Multiple satellite eyes to track algal threat to U.S. freshwater

07 April 2015

Four federal agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American public from freshwater contaminated by harmful algal blooms.

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SPOT and Pleiades data available for research and application development

10 April 2015

The SPOT-1 to 5 mission archive, SPOT-6 and 7 mission archive and new acquisitions, Pleiades mission archive and new acquisitions, and SPOTMAPS 2.5 complete dataset are now available to the scientific user community.

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3rd International Conference on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

01 - 02 October 2015

Organisation: Aarhus University

Location: Aarhus, Denmark

Conference Overview:

Environmental monitoring and assessment is fundamental to the understanding of our ecosystems, to prevent adverse effects on ecosystems and human health, as a basis for policies, and as a tool to follow the outcome of regulations.

Together with Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER), Aarhus University would like to invite researchers and practitioners to discuss the future challenges and opportunities for environmental monitoring and assessment, with the aim of:

  • Discussing and sharing ideas on future methods and technologies
  • Document and discuss the value of combining research and monitoring
  • Strengthen the chain from monitoring and assessment to environmental policies, regulation and management
  • Strengthen an interdisciplinary, joint international and integrated approach

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