Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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November 28, 2012

LiDAR Maps Reveal Coastal Vulnerability

The extent of Hurricane Sandy's wrath and the future coastal vulnerability of the region is clear in a new U.S. Geological Survey analysis of recently collected LiDAR coastal data.

November 28, 2012

Integrating Earth Observation Data

The Earth Observation-Land Data Assimilation Scheme aims to assimilate satellite observations directly instead of from satellite-derived products.

November 28, 2012

Satellite Images Show Widespread Attacks in Burma

New satellite imagery obtained by Human Rights Watch shows extensive destruction of property in several of Burma’s predominantly Rohingya Muslim areas.

November 28, 2012

Drone Assists Responders to Train Derailment

A Scout unmanned aircraft system proved to be an invaluable asset to public safety agencies after a train derailment in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 29, 2012, and subsequent chemical fire on Oct. 31.

November 20, 2012

Space Chief: Budget Cuts Threaten Orbital Debris Tracking

With the volume of space debris expected to grow significantly during the coming decades, U.S. Air Force Gen. William Shelton says the orbital debris problem could spiral out of control.

November 20, 2012

Improving the ESA Gravity Mission

The European Space Agency’s GOCE gravity satellite already has delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth. Now its orbit is being lowered to obtain even better results.

November 20, 2012

Tracking Kilimanjaro’s Shrinking Ice

Cold, dry air at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro has sustained large ice fields for more than 10,000 years, but trends beginning more than a century ago suggest its peaks soon may be ice-free.

November 20, 2012

Satellite Imagery Helps Protect Dutch Dikes

In the Netherlands, local authorities are looking to satellite observations as a promising option for dike monitoring and to protect against dike failures.

November 13, 2012

European Satellite Offers Novel Superstorm Perspective

The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission again showed its versatility by capturing unique measurements of the largest Atlantic Hurricane on record.

November 13, 2012

Hunting Fossils from Afar

Colleagues at Western Michigan University are using data from the Landsat 7 satellite’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus instrument to find fossils.