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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...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'