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September 24, 2014
Scientists will soon have another tool to monitor ocean wind speed and direction.  The NASA ISS – RapidScat scatterometer has been launched by SpaceX on a Falcon9 rocket and...
September 22, 2014
Any of us that have worked with satellite images over the ocean have had to deal with sunglint obscuring parts of the water.  Perhaps this is not all bad after all.  Take a...
August 26, 2014
F&ES doctoral student Lei Zhao and Yale professor Xuhui Lee recently published a paper in the journal Nature quantifying, for the first time, the primary causes of the...
August 22, 2014
The Yakutat Glacier in Alaska is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.  While climate change is partially responsible, most of the shrinking is due to other...
August 13, 2014
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 has now taken it’s place at the head of the “A-Train” constellation of Earth-observing satellites that have been designed to cross the...
August 11, 2014
OK, we all want satellites to remain in orbit forever, but gravity always wins out in the end.  Last week on WNPR – CT Public Radio – a student journalist interviewed Dr. J....
August 4, 2014
This month, August 2014, the remote sensing journal PE&RS has a special issue on hyperspectral sensors, images, and processing.  The featured article “Biomass Modeling of...