Aquarius Takes a Measure of Salt

July 18, 2012 by  
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Salinity—the amount of dissolved salt in the water—is critical to many aspects of the ocean, from circulation to climate to the global water cycle. For much of the past year, NASA and Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales have been making comprehensive observations of sea surface salinity from space. Launched onJune 10, 2011, the Aquarius [...]

Upcoming Events

April 12, 2012 by  
Filed under 2012, Departments, Mar-Apr, Upcoming Events

2012   March 13-15 Oceanology International London March 19-23 ASPRS Sacramento, Calif.   March 27, 28 MAPPS Federal Programs Conference Washington, D.C.   April 2-4 Where 2.0 San Francisco April 10-12 WhereCon Washington, D.C. http://wherecon. April 15-18 SPAR International Houston   April 16-19 28th National Space Symposium Colorado Springs, [...]

Industry Updates

April 12, 2012 by  
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ASPRS Boosts Resolve for Moderate-Resolution Imagery The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) recently issued its third resolution calling for immediate support and funding to continue the U.S. moderate-resolution imaging program. More than 40 years of uninterrupted Landsat imagery has played a critical role in monitoring ongoing stresses on Earth from population, industry, climate change, land use and [...]

Industry Briefs

April 12, 2012 by  
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Business AeroMetric (, Sheboygan, Wis., announced it was awarded a contract to provide the state of Kansas with LiDAR elevation data covering 9,720 square miles in the eastern part of the state. Funded by state and county agencies, the project is a key component of the Kansas Geographic Information System Partnership initiative, which is developing [...]

New Blue Marble Image Captivates Millions

People love images of the full disk of Earth as it would appear from space. NASA science colleague Norman Kuring recently took some fresh data from the agency’s newest Earth observation satellite, projected them onto a disk and voila—3 million people viewed the image in a week! The above image of Earth’s eastern hemisphere was [...]