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Satellites Providing Information On Earth’s Albedo With Remarkable Accuracy
2013-09-06 11:48:30

[ Watch The Video - Reflecting Power Of Earth’s Albedo ] ESA The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy. The reflecting power of a surface is known as ‘albedo’. Bright snow and ice have a high albedo, meaning they reflect solar radiation back into space, while green areas like forests and fields have a much lower albedo. The lower the...

New Landsat Satellite Data Just A Few Clicks Away
2013-09-05 14:16:25

ESA Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access. In addition, the newest data over Europe from the latest satellite in the series, Landsat-8, are now accessible in near-real time through a new portal hosted by ESA. About 150 000 new products from the Landsat-5 satellite are available for direct download, free of charge. The products from the satellite’s Thematic Mapper instrument were acquired...

2013-09-03 23:25:11

Software Developed By Six Convicted Businessmen Is Critical To The War On Terror, Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Advocacy group, A Just Cause, continues its investigation of the wrongful prosecution and conviction of six executives of a Colorado-based company, IRP Solutions Corporation. The advocacy organization believes that the federal government's efforts to track terrorist organizations and collaborate with other agencies in the war...

2013-08-15 23:19:56

Metroparentmagazine.com offers expert parenting advice and expert information on education, technology, food, family health and child development. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is bringing a fresh outlook on parenting with the launch of Metroparentmagazine.com. Formerly Milwaukeemoms.com, the new website is the digital counterpart of its well-known media partner, Metroparent magazine, a fixture and important resource for parents in southeastern...

Vegetation Probed Across The Globe
2013-07-10 17:10:51

ESA The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space. Proba-V is designed to map land cover and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days. The data can also be used for day-by-day tracking of extreme weather, alerting authorities to crop failures, monitoring inland water resources and tracing the steady spread of...

The Heat Is On For Europe’s First Sentinel
2013-07-10 10:22:33

ESA The first satellite for Europe's new environmental monitoring programme is being put through some pretty harsh treatment to make sure that it can cope with the huge temperature changes as it orbits Earth. Satellite technology may appear delicate and complex, but not only does it have to survive the demands of launch but it also has to endure extremely hostile conditions in space. Typically, satellites orbiting Earth are subject to temperatures as low as -265 degrees C when facing...

Gambia Gets A Helping Hand From Above
2013-06-14 07:38:20

ESA Press Release Satellites are being used to promote agriculture in one of the world´s poorest countries. Named after the river that traverses the country from east to west, The Gambia is the smallest nation on mainland Africa. The majority of the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood, but the country´s land is constantly subject to soil erosion, degradation and sea-water intrusion from the Atlantic Ocean. Irregular rains are also responsible for frequent...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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