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2005-08-11 12:55:32

ESA -- Heavy rainfall and flooding from Typhoon Matsa killed at least 12 people and caused millions of euros worth of damage in China. In Matsa's aftermath, unique data from ESA's ERS-2 spacecraft reveal the interior wind fields powering it at its height. China's ninth typhoon this year, Matsa first came ashore at Yuhan County in Zhejiang Province on 6 August, with reported winds up to 250 kilometres per hour. Matsa brought heavy rains and serious damage to several coastal provinces and...

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2005-06-08 13:35:47

ESA -- Earth's oceans are what make this a Blue Planet. Our seas influence the climate, produce most of the oxygen we breathe, serve as a means of transport and a major source of food and resources. Today's World Ocean Day is a chance to learn more about the seas that surround us "“ and how satellite monitoring helps protect them. Wednesday 8 June is the 13th annual World Ocean Day. Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, World Ocean Day is an opportunity to...

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2005-04-23 11:18:50

ESA -- Ten years and 52,289 orbits on from its launch, the Earth Observation mission of ESA's ERS-2 satellite continues with all instruments functioning well. A growing global network of ground stations is receiving data from the veteran spacecraft. A solid decade of ERS-2 observations has helped cement a worldwide community of more than 3,000 users. Demand for ERS-2 data is ever increasing, spurred on by the fact that the spacecraft keeps on updating its data archives as it orbits the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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