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August 23, 2016

Firecast Brings Satellite Data to Fire Managers in Remote Areas

Firecast monitors and delivers alerts for active fires, fire risk, and deforestation in the tropics. The project’s web site and mobile application bring NASA satellite data to fire managers in areas that have traditionally relied on ground-based monitoring.

August 16, 2016

Peeking Under Greenland’s Ice Sheet

Greenland’s thick ice sheet insulates the bedrock below from the cold temperatures at the surface, so the bottom of the ice often is tens of degrees warmer than at the top.

August 9, 2016

Study Maps Hidden Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas

Coastal waters and nearshore groundwater supplies along more than a fifth of coastlines in the contiguous United States are vulnerable to contamination from previously hidden underground transfers of water between the oceans and land.

August 2, 2016

Bonus Result: CryoSat Accurately Measures Coastal Sea Levels

Scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences report that the European Space Agency’s CryoSat satellite and its radar altimeter can map coastal sea levels much closer than previous satellite-based methods.

July 25, 2016

Satellites Find Source of Aurora Explosions

An international team led by Hiroshi Hasegawa and Naritoshi Kitamura (ISAS/JAXA) analyzed data taken by the U.S.-Japan collaborative GEOTAIL mission and NASA’s MMS satellites, finding that the interaction between the magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun, or more precisely the phenomenon known as “magnetic reconnection,” can feed aurora explosions.

July 25, 2016

DOI, UAS Industry Partnering to Reduce Firefighting Interference

To address the growing problem of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) impeding wildland firefighting efforts, the U.S. Department of the Interior and industry partners activated a prototype warning system that provides real-time alerts and geofencing alarms to prevent drone pilots from interfering with firefighting operations.

July 18, 2016

Moth Damage Seen from Space

Although the headline conjures images of Mothra from the old Godzilla movies, the destructive insects in this care are the European gypsy moth caterpillar, which is experiencing a population boom and chewing through large swaths of hardwood forest in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

July 18, 2016

Esri Introduces New Type of Imagery Book

The ArcGIS Imagery Book is a new multimedia compilation published by Esri to help readers understand how imagery and remote sensing power modern GIS technology.

July 11, 2016

SmallSat Market: $22 Billion Over Next 10 Years

According to a Euroconsult report, “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” more than 3,600 SmallSats are expected to be launched over the next 10 years. The total market value of these satellites is anticipated to be $22 billion (manufacture and launch), a 76-percent increase over that of 2006-2015.

July 11, 2016

Aerial Hyperspectral Survey Assesses Alaskan Minerals

Although Alaska contains vast mineral deposits, its size and remoteness have prohibited study and extraction of these resources. To remedy this, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began the Alaska Hyperspectral Project to assess the applicability of hyperspectral surveying to rapidly acquire data about the distributions of surficial materials, including different types of bedrock and ground cover.

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