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'Imported' pollution tied to poor air quality in Texas in 2004

...rsity, Valparaiso, Ind. The researchers relied on imagery from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite, aerosol data from the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer satellite, and carbon monoxide data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on the Aqua spacecraft to track the an ...

Iron critical to ocean productivity, carbon uptake

...lant Pathology. Unfortunately, he added, satellite imagery could not readily distinguish that difference. "It... the scientists believe they now can use satellite imagery to identify specific areas that are iron-stressed and how they respond to changes such as the sudde...

Ecological effects of Gulf Coast hurricanes

...in) presentation will include post-storm satellite imagery that suggests that Hurricane Katrina may have destroyed over 60 square miles of the lake's wetlands in a mere 24 hour period. "As more coastal areas disappear, residents in the region become more vulnerable to the effects of tropical storms and hu...

Carnegie Mellon researchers discover key deficiencies in brains of people with autism

...e was true or false. The sentences either had high imagery content ("The number eight when rotated 90 degrees looks like a pair of eyeglasses") or low imagery content ("Addition, subtraction and multiplication are all math skills.") The findings confirmed ...

Increased risk of hantavirus forecast for US southwest

...EID) Program, is based on an analysis of satellite imagery and is published in the July 12, 2006, edition of ..."Through this research, we've found that satellite imagery can be used to identify the location and extent of infectious diseases spread by animals." To fore...

Land use, land cover affect human health, food security

... University geography professor is using satellite imagery to research how land use and land cover changes affect human health and food security. Doug Goodin uses remote sensing, in combination with other types of data, to monitor and forecast the spread of infectious disease. Goodin and other scientists r...

World's coral reef left vulnerable by paper parks

...ase of MPAs for 102 countries, including satellite imagery of reefs worldwide, and surveyed more than 1,000 MPA managers and scientists to assess the conservation performance of MPAs. "What we found, in essence, is that we are creating paper parks," explains co-author and fellow researcher Ransom Myers of D...

World's coral reefs left vulnerable by paper parks

...ase of MPAs for 102 countries, including satellite imagery of reefs worldwide, and surveyed more than 1,000 MPA managers and scientists to determine the conservation performance of MPAs. The analysis assesses protection afforded to coral reefs from such threats as resource extraction, poaching, pollution, c...

High-flying satellites give land managers the low-down on cheatgrass

...ng back with new software that uses NASA satellite imagery and complex computer programs to show the location...fic Northwest National Laboratory. "NASA satellite imagery provides that big landscape picture and lets land managers be smarter in using their treatment dolla...

Satellite images obtained by AAAS program provide strong evidence of Zimbabwe repression

...a new AAAS program that is exploring how satellite imagery and other cutting-edge geospatial technologies can... Defense coordinate database and Landsat satellite imagery to pinpoint Porta Farm's location. Bromley obtained an archived satellite photo from DigitalGlobe a...

Using satellite observations to study photosynthetic trends in northern circumpolar high latitudes

...y. Dr. Goetz works on the application of satellite imagery to analyses of environmental change, including monitoring and modeling links between land use change, forest productivity, biodiversity, climate, and human health. Before joining the Center, he was on the faculty at the University of Maryland for sev...

African wetland managers armed with new technology

... has been addressing this issue by using satellite imagery to provide detailed wide-area views of individual wetlands to aid national and local conservation efforts. Because the success of wetland conservation ultimately comes down to individual wetland managers, the GlobWetland products and services are use...

Biotech cotton provides same yield with fewer pesticides

...al Information Systems (GIS) and LANDSAT satellite imagery to map the fields and evaluate plant growth in the non-cultivated areas. Plant growth can affect the biodiversity of insects found in an area. The researchers found that, per pesticide application, Bt cotton produced 9 percent more cotton/acre than ...

Woods Hole Research Center scientists create satellite map to show Chesapeake Bay urban development

.... Dr. Goetz works on the application of satellite imagery to analyses of environmental change, including monitoring and modeling links between land use change, forest productivity, biodiversity, climate, and human health. Before joining the Center, he was on the faculty at the University of Maryland for sev...

New beginning of 'natural spring' announced by UNH scientist, group

...ment in the northern hemisphere based on satellite imagery of vegetative cover," both observations supporting the findings. Markham noted that we don't know "where this kind of interference with the climate system will lead us. But we have already begun to see disruptions in traditional economies like maple ...

Forecasting the seas

...f HYCOM has already been able to produce realistic imagery in real-time on ocean basin-scales (and soon to be global) in hindcast, nowcast, and prediction modes," Chassignet said. He authored the Oceanography article with Dr. George Halliwell and Dr. Ashwanth Srinivasan, also scientists at the Rosenstiel Sch...

The Arctic and global warming

...rctic," Smith said. "But what extensive satellite imagery confirms is that this Arctic warming is happening already. Permanent ice is thinning, and the duration of ice-free conditions is extending. This is changing currents and affecting feeding patterns and food source availability for the animal life th...

Shining a light on deep-sea vents: Science meets policy

...p seafloor. "The increasing use of high-bandwidth imagery of the seafloor is making vent ecosystems more 'real' to the public than ever before," said Edward T. Baker, a supervisory oceanographer at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, who ...

Satellites support businesses working for sustainable development

...tential to impact the local environment. Satellite imagery is being used to measure and regularly monitor the...ions are applying both optical and radar satellite imagery to sustainable management and forest protection, with certification being provided by the Forest Ste...

Airborne and satellite radars record Frascati grape harvest

...xtent the BACCHUS-DOC airborne and satellite radar imagery is sensitive to vineyard surfaces and the change i...demonstrating the potential use of satellite radar imagery from ERS and Envisat for correlating the radar signal with the vineyard biomass, and in particular t...

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(Date:8/19/2014)... release is available in German . ... inherently intermittent energy sources. If a large amount of electricity ... future, excess energy will have to be stored during productive ... existing storage capacities are far from adequate for the purpose. ... One important focus lies on battery systems that used to ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... a lemur. It,s not an African Bush Baby or even ... and downright "cool" primate from Southeast Asia. , "It,s really ... Rafe Brown, curator-in-charge at the University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute. ... furry body; a long tail with a furry tuft at ... look a bit like the disks on the digits of ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... retail seafood counters in 10 different states show ... to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful ... fish of the same species, but from a ... according to new research by University of Hawai,i ... is essential to allow consumers to choose sustainable ...
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