Tag: "satellites" at biology news
Elephants in space
... some of the zoo's own animal collection to see if satellites
can help count wildlife populations in remote locations throughout the world. The WCS team is currently analyzing high-tech maps produced by the satellite, which orbited the zoo last Wednesday, Nov. 10th. So far, everything from giraffes to Thom...
NJIT physicists expect new super lens to reveal first light by early 2006
...er the solar event occurred." People working with satellites
and power utilities, in telecommunications and for the military need this information." This solar telescope is the centerpiece of the nation's multi-agency space weather program, to better understand the interaction between magnetic fields a...
NASA's aura satellite sheds new light on air quality and ozone hole
... observes Earth's water cycle. Collectively, these satellites
allow scientists to study the complexities of how land, water and our atmosphere work as a system. Aura carries four instruments: Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS), High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) and th...
Satellites plus software equal best-ever Mediterranean heat map
...ike thermometers in the sky, a number of different satellites
measure SST on an ongoing basis. For example, the ...nsors employed by the Medspiration project. Other satellites
may have decreased accuracy or resolution, but potentially make up for it with cloud-piercing microw...
Ocean colour satellites guide research ship through South Pacific's watery desert
...their observations with overpasses of ocean colour satellites
in support of calibration and validation activitie...itions. And because most of the signal received by satellites
above the ocean actually comes from the atmosphere, characterising local atmospheric conditions help...
Experimental radar provides 3-D forest view
...tion finding in the run-up to World War Two. Today satellites
such as ESA's Envisat routinely scan the Earth wit...o the shorter C-band wavelengths used by the radar satellites
currently in orbit - these code letters being a legacy from radar's wartime origins. Envisat's C-ba...
Scientists propose new approach to estimating global ocean productivity
...e growing." Scientists can use data from orbiting satellites
to calculate each of these factors. In their paper...ns. The big leap is to show that we can do it with satellites
on a global scale. All the pieces were there," adds Boss. "There's still a long way to go. There is...
NASA announces breakthrough in understanding ocean health
...earchers are announcing a major breakthrough using satellites
to understand the health of our oceans. WHAT: Media Teleconference WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Reporters may dial in toll free at: 877-960-9069. The passcode is PLANKTON. WHO: Michael Behrenfeld, a former ...
NASA study finds soot may be changing the Arctic environment
... of different data gathered by NASA and other U.S. satellites
to study many environmental factors such as ice cover and temperature. The research found in the atmosphere over the Arctic, about one-third of the soot comes from South Asia, one-third from burning biomass or vegetation around the world, and the rem...
Satellite maps will ease plight of endangered mountain gorillas
... the habitats of endangered mountain gorillas with satellites
came to a fruitful finish in Paris, with end-users receiving final maps and geographical data products for use in the field. "These maps will help us make our anti-poaching efforts more effective," said Eulalie Bashige, Director General of the Instit...
A decade after launch, ERS-2's mission continues
... When the Asian tsunami struck in December 2004, satellites
provided rapid damage mapping. The continued availability of ERS-2 enabled the only change assessment via radar, complementing optical satellite views because radar can see through tropical clouds. A new January 2005 ERS-2 high-resolution radar image...
ESA at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly
...mposition of the atmosphere. In the shorter-term, satellites
yielded rapid mapping of the December 2004 Sumatran tsunami, swiftly bringing home the full scope of the disaster. And ESA and the European Union's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative aims at combining satellite and in-si...
Remote imagery aids in detecting and managing plant disease
...he health of a field from images taken remotely by satellites
or aircraft may have a positive economic and environmental impact on plant disease management, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to Karl Steddom, associate research scientist at the Texas Agricultura...
Satellites monitoring dust storms linked to health risk
Medical researchers are using satellites
to track massive dust storms blowing across Africa's Sahel belt. The aim is to learn more about lethal meningitis epidemics that often follow in the dust's wake. "Meningitis outbreaks take place after a period without rain, low humidity and lots of d...
Plunge into warmer waters this summer with ESA's Mediterranean heat map
...re. Or there is the modern approach a flotilla of satellites
identifying the warmest parts of all 2 965 500 squ...ely. Working like thermometers in the sky, these satellites
measure SST on an ongoing basis. For example, Envisat's AATSR uses infrared wavelengths to acquire S...
World Ocean Day: How satellites safeguard our waters
...er (ATSR) sensors carried on ESA's ERS and Envisat satellites
have compiled a continuous dataset of ocean temper...ace agency CNES, processes altimetry data from the satellites
ERS-2, Envisat, GFO, TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 in the frame of a project called SSALTO/DUACS (Segme...
FSU meteorologists' work may lead to better tracking of hurricanes
...imes covered by clouds, and not easily detected by satellites
that provide pictures of clouds. The ozone data gives scientists a "look beyond the clouds." Ozone is all around the world and in the upper and lower atmosphere. Ozone in the upper atmosphere protects life on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays from ...
GINA collaboration to boost response to summer fires
...nd mapping aircraft. Data from Landsat 5 and MODIS satellites
will be available to fire crews and other users in less than 24 hours through the GINA network. Landsat 5 satellite data is now captured at the NOAA/NESDIS Fairbanks Command & Data Acquisition Station at Gilmore Creek, Alaska. GINA then transmits th...
Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest
...ell-measured forest canopy. 'Hot pixel' data from satellites
have long been used to detect the presence of fire...story fires are invisible to the coarse-resolution satellites
that are used to monitor active fires around the world. The fire and subsequent fire scar could bot...
Don Quixote's home shows way to future Earth Observation missions
...s one of a series of operational Earth Observation satellites
planned as the space segment of the Global Monitor...amount of data, ranging from classical operational satellites
up to the most recent and innovative airborne sensors, plus a notable collection of soil, vegetation...
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