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When disaster strikes, NASA brings the power of space

05 September 2017

NASA's Earth Science Disasters Program has ramped up to build the infrastructure and the personal relationships and institutional partnerships needed to save lives and property worldwide.

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Petermann Glacier, Greenland

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland in this false-colour image captured on 16 August 2017.

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JPSS-1 has new target launch date

01 September 2017

The launch of JPSS-1, the first in a series of NOAA's four next-generation operational polar-orbiting weather satellites that will give scientists the most advanced tools to aid in weather forecasting and earth observations, is scheduled for 10 November at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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Italy’s drought seen from space

05 September 2017

Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.

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New research suggests tigers can come back from brink of extinction if habitats are preserved

11 September 2017

Satellite analysis reveals tiger habitats more intact than expected; area large enough to double wild tiger population remains.

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Hurricane Watch: How satellites track huge storms from space

09 September 2017

Sophisticated satellites are helping scientists monitor the volatility of Hurricanes Irma, Katia and Jose in the Atlantic basin.

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Using Low Frequency Passive Microwave Measurements in Research and Operational Applications

04 - 06 December 2017

The ECMWF/ESA workshop on Using Low Frequency Passive Microwave Measurements in Research and Operational Applications will take place at ECMWF in Reading, UK, from 04 to 06 December 2017.

The workshop will look at applications that can benefit from the synergistic exploitation of low frequency passive microwave measurements but also on the combined usage of active and passive observations. Four topical areas will be addressed: Sea ice and predictability in Polar Regions, sea surface salinity and ocean circulation, soil moisture and flood forecasting, weather forecasting and climate monitoring.

Attendance: This workshop is by invitation only due to the limited number of participants. If you wish to participate please send a request to the organising committee.

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