INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- Digital Map of Alaska Seeing Progress
Alaska officials celebrated the progress of a long-standing mission to upgrade a dated and often-erroneous digital map of the state. The new map is being created with interferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR) technology.
- NASA Satellite Mission to Improve Hurricane Forecasting
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic Ocean, construction of NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission is underway. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites, will improve hurricane forecasting by measuring ocean surface winds in and near the eye wall of tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes throughout their lifecycle.
- Researchers Model Tsunami Hazards on Northwest Coast
Stretching offshore from northern California to British Columbia, the Cascadia subduction zone could slip at any time, causing a powerful earthquake and triggering a tsunami that would impact communities along the coast.
- Drones Used to Track Wildlife
Researchers at The Australian National University and The University of Sydney developed a radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged wildlife.