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June 20, 2011

Helicopter-Mounted LiDAR Aids Transmission Line Compliance

North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) now requires transmission line owners to document the condition of their assets. Merrick & Company says its helicopter-mounted LiDAR is speedier and more cost effective than fixed-wing aircraft for this highly specialized task.

June 20, 2011

New York City Powered By the Sun?

City University of New York has compiled a 3-D city model with LiDAR data collected by Colorado Springs-based Sanborn to estimate the amount of solar energy that falls on each square meter of New York’s five boroughs and determine the solar energy potential for every building citywide.

June 20, 2011

Chilean Volcano Plume Travels Around the World

Since its eruption in early June, several NASA satellites have captured images of the Chilean Volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle and tracked its ash plume around the world. The NASA Goddard FLICKR image gallery shows the progression of the plume around the southern hemisphere.

June 20, 2011

Spanish University Develops New Forestry Management Software

New software developed by the Polytechnic University of Valencia can generate LiDAR maps of forest areas with information on several key variables, including timber volume, biomass and canopy heights.

June 20, 2011

Satellite Imagery Reveals Predator-Prey Behavior in Coral Reefs

A new study in the newly launched Scientific Reports discovered visible evidence on Google Earth of the interactions between marine predators and prey in the Great Barrier Reef.

June 20, 2011

LiDAR Reveals New California Earthquake Fault

Scientists at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say an earthquake fault holds the potential of producing more than just an earthquake—it also could release a flood from a nearby dam.

June 13, 2011

CALIPSO Collects Three-Billionth Image in Just Five Years

For a satellite only five years old, CALIPSO has accomplished a lot. The Earth observation satellite took its three-billionth photo, a LiDAR profile, on June 2. Want to know more about this incredible satellite, including how it’s able to take so many shots?

June 13, 2011

All the World’s Waves in One Place

Safety and financial losses associated with rough seas are a real concern. For the first time, the European Space Agency’s GlobWave project provides a one-stop shop for satellite data on ocean waves.

June 13, 2011

NASA’s Age of Aquarius Dawns

On June 10, an international satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., carrying the NASA-built Aquarius instrument. Aquarius will measure the saltiness of Earth's oceans, advancing our understanding of the global water cycle and improving climate forecasts.

June 13, 2011

World’s Best Unmanned Aerial Predator? You Decide!

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) continue to change the face of modern combat with advanced Earth observation and pinpoint targeting capabilities. Several military UAVs from around the globe are profiled by India’s rediff NEWS in this interesting slide show.

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