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Image 1 - Satellites Map Earth’s Vital Resources
2012-03-23 03:34:25

Recent studies show that satellite radar data can be exploited to map forest height, 3D forest structure and their natural or anthropogenic disturbance with high spatial resolution and accuracy. Since forests assist in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, this could prove to be an important tool for assessing carbon stocks and monitoring our planet´s resources. Polarimetric InSAR — or Pol-InSAR — is a remote sensing technique based on polarimetric information in...

New Research Shows Venice Is Now Slipping And Sinking
2012-03-21 11:37:05

Once thought to have stabilized, new measurements reveal that Venice continues to sink slowly. For a while, global rising sea levels were thought to be the cause for the growing waters in the famous canals. Yehuda Bock, a geodesist with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California, said about the rising: “Venice appears to be continuing to subside, at a rate of about 2 millimeters a year.” “It´s a small...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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