INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- Amazon Drought Leaves Long Legacy of Damage
A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest’s carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature; the first study to quantify the long-term legacy of an Amazon drought.
- NOAA Report: 2017 Third-Warmest Year Ever
The year 2017 was the third-warmest on record for the globe, trailing 2016 and 2015, according to the 28th annual State of the Climate report. The planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas concentrations as well as rises in sea level.
- NASA Satellite Shows California Shrouded in Smoke
On July 29, 2018, NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the fires in California and the resultant smoke that has shrouded the state and swept eastward as far as Salt Lake City and still moving.
- Aist-2D Satellite Sends First High-Resolution Fixed-Antenna Image
A high-resolution image of Perth, Australia, sent by Russian satellite Aist-2D was received by the LoReTT laboratory on June 15, 2018, the first time such a detailed image (two-meter spatial resolution) was sent via an antenna that doesn’t have a traditional rotational device.