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NASA-led campaign studies Hawaii’s iconic volcanoes

08 February 2017

Kilauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii is one of Earth's most active volcanoes, drawing scientists and tourists alike from all over the world to study and witness its spectacular displays of nature. This month, a NASA-led science team is exploring Kilauea and the adjacent volcano Mauna Loa from the air, ground and space. Their goal: to better understand volcanic processes and hazards.

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CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice

08 February 2017

A novel way of using ESA's CryoSat mission has revealed how lakes beneath Thwaites Glacier drained into the Amundsen Sea - potentially the largest such outflow ever reported in this region of West Antarctica.

Special issue on Earth Observation and in-situ sensing for risk assessment from natural threats

07 February 2017

A Special Issue of the MDPI journal has been created and is open to the submission of both review and original research articles, related to the exploitation of spaceborne Earth observation (EO) and in-situ sensors for risk assessment from natural threats.

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Satellites monitor landslides in the Alps

03 February 2017

Climate change-driven glacial melt is causing landslides in alpine regions. Data from the Sentinel-1 satellite mission are being inserted into a new cloud computing system to monitor such hazards globally.

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NASA taking stock of phytoplankton populations in the Pacific

03 February 2017

The microscopic size of phytoplankton, the plant-like organisms that live in the sunlit upper ocean, belies their importance in the global environment. They provide the food source for the zooplankton that ultimately feed larger animals ranging from small fish to whales. And like plants on land, phytoplankton use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow and thrive through photosynthesis, which ultimately releases oxygen into the ocean and atmosphere.

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Fire disaster in Chile – ZKI uses FireBIRD to deliver situational information

31 January 2017

Expansive forest fires have raged through Chile for some weeks now due to a long dry spell. On 25 January 2017, the Chilean National Office for Emergency (Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior; ONEMI) activated the International Charter Space and Major Disasters to obtain up-to-date situation images of the disaster area to assist emergency services.

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How satellite data changed chimpanzee conservation efforts

24 January 2017

Approximately 345,000 or fewer chimpanzees remain in the wild, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a substantial decline from the more than two million that existed a hundred years ago. Humans' closest genetic cousins, chimpanzees are an endangered species, and scientists and conservationists are turning to the NASA-U.S. Geological Survey Landsat satellites to help bolster their efforts to preserve their forest homes.

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Researchers report new understanding of global warming

24 January 2017

Researchers know that more, and more dangerous, storms have begun to occur as the climate warms. A team of scientists has reported an underlying explanation, using meteorological satellite data gathered over a 35-year period.

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Larsen ice crack continues to open up

20 January 2017

The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread.

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University of Leicester involved in Earth observation project to protect tropical forests worldwide

19 January 2017

UK Space Agency's International Partnership Programme kick-starts project to improve management and protection of 300 million hectares of tropical forests.

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NASA, NOAA data show 2016 warmest year on record globally

18 January 2017

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Satellite-based laser measurement technology against climate change

16 January 2017

In the last few years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has been developing satellite-based laser beam sources for climate research. The project »ALISE« (Diode-pumped Alexandrite Laser Instrument for next generation Satellite-based Earth observation) started in August 2016 and will run until July 2018.

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The first experiment on processing Big Data for monitoring human presence on Earth

16 January 2017

In December 2016 the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) successfully completed the first experiment of Sentinel 1 global data processing in the frame of the JRC "Global Human Settlement Layer" scientific activities.

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Study tracks “memory” of soil moisture

16 January 2017

First year of data from SMAP satellite provides new insights for weather, agriculture, and climate.

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How do land surface observations improve weather forecasts?

12 January 2017

Accurate and timely observations of the land surface are vital for good weather predictions but they can be tricky to come by, ECMWF scientist Patricia de Rosnay says.

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NASA study finds a connection between wildfires and drought

09 January 2017

For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel—a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the Sahara Desert and stretching coast-to-coast across the continent, from Senegal and Mauritania in the west to Sudan and Eritrea in the east. Drought struck the Sahel most recently in 2012, triggering food shortages for millions of people due to crop failure and soaring food prices.

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Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

06 January 2017

An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

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2016 was warmest year yet, ECMWF data show

05 January 2017

2016 was the warmest year on record with global surface air temperatures about 1.3°C above pre-industrial levels, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) run by ECMWF on behalf of the EU.

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Space laser reveals boom-and-bust cycle of polar ocean plants

20 December 2016

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust, or peak and decline, cycles of phytoplankton. These findings will supply important data for ecosystem management, commercial fisheries and our understanding of the interactions between Earth's climate and key ocean ecosystems.

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Sentinels map Earth's slow surface warping

14 December 2016

British researchers are now routinely mapping a great swathe of Earth's surface, looking for the subtle warping that ultimately leads to quakes.

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