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  • Space radar techniques for land mapping

    Entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency’s Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor land and buildings from small aircraft. The radar can monitor structures such as dams, harbours, canals and buildings, leading to maps for urban planning, territory surveillance and cadastral ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Is cloud seeding preventing further flooding in Indonesia?

    Indonesia is banking on an unusual strategy to prevent further flooding in its inundated capital Jakarta, and officials claim that they are already seeing positive results. They are using 'cloud seeding' — a weather modification technology often resorted to during drought. The method involves injecting clouds with substances that encourage the formation of ice crystals heavy enough to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Easyjet to test avoid ash detection technology through creation of artificial volcanic ash cloud

    easyJet and its partners Airbus and Nicarnica are planning the final stage of testing for the AVOID technology. Last week easyJet flew back a tonne of volcanic ash from Iceland collected by the Institute of Earth Sciences in Reykjavik. The ash, dried to create the consistency of fine talc, will be used in a unique experiment which is planned for this summer. The next phase of testing will involve ...


  • Easyjet unveils ash detector to end large-scale disruption

    easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today unveils a ground breaking technology that will minimise future disruption from volcanic activity. easyJet will be the world’s first airline to trial a new technology called AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector). The system, essentially a weather radar for ash, was created by Dr Fred Prata of the Norwegian Institute for Air ...


    By Nicarnica Aviation AS

  • ESA signs EUR 263m earth monitoring satellite contract

    The European Space Agency and Astrium GmbH have signed a contract worth EUR 263 million to provide the EarthCARE satellite, the sixth Earth Explorer mission of ESA’s Living Planet Programme. As prime contractor, Astrium GmbH is responsible for the satellite’s design, development and integration. The contract was signed on Wednesday in Berlin on the occasion of the International Aerospace ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Space mission set to monitor the effects of climate change

    NPL is helping the UK play a key role in an international space mission to predict the effects of climate change. EarthCARE is a mission to compare cloud distribution with radiation, giving a more detailed picture of how clouds affect climate change. It is run jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).  Scientists know that clouds can affect ...

  • Satellite Takes 3-Billionth `Photo` Marking 5th Year in Space

    For a satellite that's only five years old, CALIPSO has accomplished a lot. The Earth-observing spacecraft took its three-billionth photo - actually a "lidar profile" - on June 2. June 7 marked the fifth year in space for the ...

  • Visit hall 11/stand C43 for innovation and digitalization in process automation and the laboratory

    At this year’s trade fair in Hannover, Germany, Endress+Hauser will focus on the topic of innovation, both in process automation and the laboratory. A completely new, forward-thinking series of measuring instruments for flow measurement and the new device portfolio for radar level measurement will also be on display, alongside current digitalization possibilities and process automation ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • NASA launches groundbreaking soil moisture mapping satellite

    NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our feet. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, a mission with broad applications for science and society, lifted off at 6:22 a.m. PST (9:22 a.m. EST) Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II ...

  • Break up of massive southern Atlantic iceberg

    Envisat has captured the break up of the massive A53A iceberg located just east of the South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.  A huge fissure was spotted running south to north through the berg on 1 March by C-CORE, the Canadian ice-tracking service, while studying satellite images collected from Envisat’s Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument using the Polar View ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Greenland glacier gives birth to giant iceberg

    Envisat has been observing a rare event in the Arctic since early August - a giant iceberg breaking off the Petermann glacier in North-West Greenland. The Petermann glacier is one of the largest glaciers connecting the Greenland inland ice sheet with the Arctic Ocean. Upon reaching the sea, a number of these large outlet glaciers extend into the water with a floating 'ice tongue'. The ice tongue ...


  • Satellite data to improve flood forecasting

    As the residents of Queensland, Australia, turn to the mammoth task of cleaning up after the devastating floods over the last weeks, data from ESA's Earth observation satellites are showing potential for delivering more timely warnings. Through a project funded by ESA's Data User Element, observations from the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) on Envisat are now used to increase the ...


  • ESRL scientists study California’s water future in a changing climate

    Water security is never far from the mind of any decision maker in the U.S. West— but it’s not a terrorist attack on a dam or canal that triggers the most anxiety, it’s climate change. This fall, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called his state’s water troubles a “holy water war” pitting “north versus south, California versus the feds, rural versus urban....” And well known challenges— the ...

  • NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow

    Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite ...

  • 2012 WISKI News & Trends

    This news article contains pertinent information about the major trends in the WISKI software. All of our users, as well as organizations who are interested in WISKI are urged to provide feedback on the topics below. Implementing new features and creating new trends, and the quality of such relies immensely on the input from users who work on real projects and who can also provide us with ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • 25 years ago - Europe`s first Earth observation satellite was launched

    As the launcher carrying the ERS-1 Earth observation satellite of the European Space Agency thunders into the night sky in the early hours (03:46 CEST) over the spaceport near Kourou (French Guiana), none of those present could know then that they were watching the launch of what would become the prototype of all modern European Earth observation satellites. The ERS-1 ...

  • Human pollution drives weekday southeast storms

    Summertime storms in the southeastern United States drop more rainfall midweek than on weekends, and NASA scientists say air pollution from human activities, such as emissions from traffic, businesses and factories, is likely driving that trend. The link between rainfall and the day of the week is evident in data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite, known as TRMM. 'It ...

  • NASA Satellite Set to Get the Dirt on Soil Moisture

    A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan. 29 dawn launch from California. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission will take the pulse of a key measure of our water planet: how freshwater cycles over Earth's land surfaces in the form of soil moisture. ...

  • Revolutionary Technology from Earth Networks Shows 50% Improvement in Lead Times for Most Tornado Warnings

    Earth NetworksSM the operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks and owner of ...


    By Earth Networks, Inc.

  • Earth Networks and Climatempo Partner to Deliver Weather, Lightning and Early Warnings On-Air, Online and in Professional Products to Millions in Brazil

    Earth NetworksSM the operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks and owner of ...


    By Earth Networks, Inc.

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