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Rain forest protection works in Peru
...l effort to analyze seven years of high-resolution satellite
data covering most (79%) of the Peruvian Amazon fo... thoroughly assessed using high spatial resolution satellite
data until this study. The scientists used the Carnegie Landsat Analysis System (CLAS) in their w...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
...D.C. - A new WWF study tracking pygmy elephants by satellite
shows that the remaining herds of these endangered...rm, Alfred added. This study, the largest using satellite
collars ever attempted on Asian elephants, suggests that pygmy elephants prefer lowland forests beca...
New technology reveals seal behavior
...ta from the seals was transmitted back to land via satellite
and shows that elephant seals adopted different strategies to find food. The Sea Mammal Research Unit at St Andrews University led the research. Author Mike Fedak says, These data are really exciting. This new technology has allowed us to see wher...
Viewing ecosystems from above
...ixed overpass schedules, often limiting the use of satellite
data for ecological studies. In her presentation, Ustin will provide insight on the uses of and instruments available for aircraft observations. According to her, high fidelity imaging spectroscopy and small footprint lidar, are two new technologies...
AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
...head if current NASA budget trends continue. NASAs satellite
capabilities for earth observation are vital for environmental research, especially on climate change, Koizumi said. Innovation and Competitiveness: Lawmakers approved President Bushs American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI), in some cases exceedi...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
... University of Washington scientists will attach satellite
tracking devices to the backs of six penguins that... the birds' movements will be tracked by the Argos satellite
system, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the French space agency....
Space-borne sensors help Africa tackle water shortage problems
...r authorities are integrating information based on satellite
imagery to alleviate water shortages. With inadequ...and to bridge Africa's water information gap using satellite
data. To date, more than 100 African water basin authorities, universities and other organisations h...
Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
...tem uses a combination of weather forecast models, satellite
observations, river gauges, and new hydrologic mod.... The forecasting system emphasizes modeling and satellite
data to compensate for a lack of river gauge data upstream of Bangladesh, as well as for a lack of r...
ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
...the real proof will come once we have launched the satellite
and started analysing the measurements." Althou...the real proof will come once we have launched the satellite
and started analysing the measurements." Although soil only holds a small percentage of the total...
Scientists to make news at Computational Biology Conference
...with seven special interest group meetings and one satellite
meeting spanning two days. A selection of 14 half-day tutorials will be held on July 21 prior to the opening reception. Welcome ceremonies for the main meeting will be held on the morning of Sunday, July 22. In parallel with the plenary sessions of ...
Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
... the needs of resource managers. Wright added that satellite
data has limitations. The satellite
data must be carefully screened. Perhaps the clearest examples of this systems limitations were a pa...
50 new mission proposals for ESA's scientific program
...solar planets, to the study of Jupiter and its icy satellite
Europa, testing the laws of gravity, and more. The missions' objectives fit well with the founding pillars of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan, which cover four major themes: the conditions for life and planetary formation the origin and ...
Satellite images reveal link between urban growth and changing rainfall patterns
For the first time, scientists have used satellite
images to demonstrate a link between rapid city gr... really for the first time, using a time series of satellite
images, we can monitor Earth in a way that we haven't been able to,'' Seto said. ''It's not just abo...
Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles
...ll included three variables that used U.S. weather satellite
measurements of greenness in the Santa Monicas, and another three variables that measured moisture in plants before the fire season. Three other variables involved rainfall amounts during various periods: the Nov. 1-May 31 wet season total, winter...
The fisherman is a predator like any other
...s have the statutory obligation to beequipped with satellite
geopositioning indicators,seeing that industrial-s...calmiles (about 9 kilometres) from the coast. This satellite
device, the vessel monitoringsystem (VMS), gives the real-time positionof the vessels to an accuracy...
News conference announcing UA scientific initiative at Biosphere 2
...mail.arizona.edu . 3-5 p.m. Availability for TV satellite
interviews with UA scientists To schedule an interview, contact Johnny Cruz at (520) 621-1879. Interview slots are limited....
Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life
...ents physical, biological and chemical, and using satellite
images provided by NASA. At the same time, the ...cebergs was a challenge. First the scientists used satellite
images to select two icebergs to study in detail. Then they sailed aboard the Antarctic research ves...
Gannet population under threat from global warming
...ing at Bass Rock off the Northumbrian coast, using satellite
transmitters attached to the birds, to gather information about their movements. Gannets have been forced to travel as far as the Norwegian coast to find food a round trip of over 1000km, said Dr Hamer. They compensate by flying faster to make sur...
Exploring the dark matter of the genome
...l distinct kinds. Simple, short repeats are called satellite
DNAs, which tend to become more abundant near the ...en millions of bases in length. In these "seas" of satellite
DNA there are "islands" of moderate-length repeats totaling only tens or hundreds of kilobases, made...
Salvage logging, replanting increased biscuit fire severity
...cades between fires. This research was done with satellite
data, government agency records and aerial photography, in the mixed-conifer, mixed-evergreen hardwood zones of the Siskiyou Mountains. It analyzed burn severity patterns with a commonly used metric of fire damage on almost 45,000 acres of the Biscui...
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