Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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October 30, 2012

Looking at the Old and New at NRO

As the National Reconnaissance Office prepares to launch a top-secret cloud-computing effort, the agency recently shed new light on its Cold War Gambit and Hexagon spy satellite programs.

October 23, 2012

Earth Observation Drones Search for Missing Child

U.K. police searching for April Jones are using unmanned aircraft to look for any trace of the five-year-old, missing since Oct. 1, and say the hunt could continue beyond Christmas.

October 23, 2012

Satellites Observe Great Plains Dust in the Wind

In mid-October, severe winds blew soil and sediment across hundreds of miles in the middle of North America, closing highways and reminding long-time residents of the 1930s Dust Bowl years and severe dust storms of the 1950s.

October 23, 2012

Giant Antarctic Rift Grows Larger

When the colossal crack shown in the accompanying TerraSar-X satellite images reaches the other side of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf, it’ll send the largest iceberg in decades adrift into Pine Island Bay.

October 23, 2012

Tough Choices for Next Earth Explorer Mission

In early 2013, scientists and data users will have the opportunity to debate the merits of three competing concepts for the next Earth Explorer satellite mission.

October 15, 2012

Insurers Seek Satellite Assistance

The use of data from Earth-observing satellites in the insurance business is still in the early stages, but pressure to be ready for more frequent extreme-weather events is increasing.

October 15, 2012

Bay Area Sheriff Testing Earth Observation Drones

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern first tested an unmanned aircraft system about a year ago. Now he’s looking into buying one, which would be a first for California law enforcement.

October 15, 2012

Satellites Observe Record-High Antarctic Ice

Two weeks after a new record was set in the Arctic Ocean for the least amount of sea ice coverage in the satellite record, Antarctic ice conversely achieved record high levels.

October 15, 2012

Satellites Detect South American “Sombrero Uplift”

In the central Andes mountains, satellites show that the ground above a major subterranean magma body has been rising by about 10 mm annually for two decades.

October 9, 2012

New Radar Studied for Earth Observation

A field experiment has researchers excited about the potential of Ka-band, a new short radar wavelength—only 8.5 mm—to image Earth from space.