Geospatial Companies Join Forces to Fight Wildfires

Geospatial Companies Join Forces to Fight Wildfires

Insitu, FireWhat and Esri partnered to help aerial reconnaissance for fighting wildfires. Insitu's INEXA Solutions professional aerial remote-sensing services group will work with FireWhat's fire professionals, using its GIS customized for firefighters and hosted on Esri's ArcGIS platform.

Spiraling Cloud Patterns Over Guadalupe Island

Spiraling Cloud Patterns Over Guadalupe Island

Long, spiraling cloud patterns in the sky, von Kármán vortices, arise when winds are diverted around a blunt, high-profile area, often an island rising from the ocean. The alternating direction of rotation in the air forms swirls in the clouds.

Proba-V Monitors African Sahel

Proba-V Monitors African Sahel

The European Space Agency (ESA) Proba-V minisatellite recorded the seasonal changes in Africa's sub-Saharan Sahel, which stretches more than 5,000 kilometers across Africa, from the Atlantic Ocean (Senegal, Mauritania) to the Red Sea (Sudan).

Super Typhoon Noru

Super Typhoon Noru

On July 31, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite observed Super Typhoon Noru over the western tropical Pacific Ocean.

Satellites Capture Break-Off of Massive Iceberg in Antarctica

Satellites Capture Break-Off of Massive Iceberg in Antarctica

Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice. Witnessed by the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg finally broke off on July 12, 2017.

Norway Launches NORsat Microsatellites

Norway Launches NORsat Microsatellites

On July 14, 2017, the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) successfully launched two Norwegian microsatellites developed and built by SFL for the Norwegian Space Centre with support from the Norwegian Coastal Authority, Space Norway and the European Space Agency.

Satellites See One Fire, Two Plumes

Satellites See One Fire, Two Plumes

In July 2017, sweltering temperatures and strong winds fueled intense wildfires in southern California. The fires forced thousands of people to flee their homes, charred dozens of structures, closed roads and darkened skies throughout the region with thick smoke.

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