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NASA, USGS Program Helps Find Patterns In Forest Disturbances
2013-01-15 13:54:06

[Watch Video: LandTrenr Analysis of Pacific Northwest] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new computer program is now able to help find patterns that had been buried within vast amounts of scientific data. The LandTrendr is a new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) satellite program. LandTrendr has already led to seeing an obscured, slow-moving decline and recovery of trees in Pacific Northwest...

Landsat Captures Texas 'Crop Circles'
2012-04-30 03:51:20

[ Watch the Video ] A water-rich polka dot pattern takes over the traditional rectangular patchwork of fields in this time series animation of 40 years of Landsat images. In the dry Texas panhandle near the town of Dalhart, this transformation is due to center-pivot irrigation, a farming method that improves water distribution to fields. It was invented by farmer Frank Zybach in 1949. Center-pivot irrigation works by pumping water from the center of the field through a long pipe that...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.