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2013-10-29 23:02:57

Effective May 21, 2013, Aero-Metric, Inc., a Quantum Spatial company (AeroMetric), has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Remote Sensing Contract to provide Aerial Imagery for Incident Management to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Effective May 21, 2013, Aero-Metric, Inc., a Quantum Spatial company (AeroMetric), has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Remote Sensing Contract to...

Managing Nature's Runaway Freight Trains
2013-10-28 08:41:04

The Geological Society of America Last month's torrential rains and flooding in Colorado made headlines, but there's another, far more common and growing weather-related threat western states are facing in the wake of longer and worsening fire seasons: flash floods and debris flows. These runaway freight trains made of rock, mud, and water can barrel down mountain channels with little or no warning and take out roads, homes, and anything else in their path. Denuded, flame-dried soils of...

2013-10-23 23:26:42

Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science) staff members Melissa Christie and Matthew Coleman have been elected to the 2014 board of the Northern California Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (NCR ASPRS). Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science) staff members Melissa Christie and Matthew Coleman have been elected to the 2014 board of the Northern California Region of the...

2013-10-18 12:13:10

The Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding at the American Geosciences Institute has released a landmark report on the status of Earth Science education in U.S. middle and high schools, describing in detail significant gaps between identified priorities and lagging practice. The report, "Earth and Space Sciences Education in U.S. Secondary Schools: Key Indicators and Trends," offers baseline data on indicators of the subject's status since the release of the Next...

2013-10-01 10:14:05

In the first study of its kind, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has published the results of the National Geoscience Student Exit Survey, which documents the experiences of graduating geosciences majors. Initial findings support that these new graduates, at all levels, shared some common traits such as the importance of field experiences and exposure to Earth science at the K-12 level. The need for continued growth in the geoscience workforce is well documented...

2013-09-25 23:27:10

The global market for remote sensing products is expected to reach $7.6 billion in 2013 and grow to $8.1 billion in 2014. BCC Research projects the market to reach $12.1 billion in 2019, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2%. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Remote Sensing Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for remote sensing products is...

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum For 2013 Sixth Lowest On Record
2013-09-23 07:44:57

[ Watch The Video: 2013 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Animation ] NASA After an unusually cold summer in the northernmost latitudes, Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual minimum summer extent for 2013 on Sept. 13, the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder has reported. Analysis of satellite data by NSIDC and NASA showed that the sea ice extent shrunk to 1.97 million square miles (5.10 million square kilometers). This...

No Single Factor Behind Cambrian Explosion Of Animal Life
2013-09-20 07:58:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the UK reveals that the explosion of animal life on Earth that occurred around 520 million years ago was the result of a combination of interlinked factors, rather than a single underlying cause. Over the past few decades, dozens of individual theories have been put forth for the rapid diversification of animal species in the early Cambrian period. The new study, published in Science, suggests a more holistic...


Latest Earth sciences Reference Libraries

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...

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