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New light on the future of a key Antarctic glacier

31 May 2017

Study Shows Thwaites Glacier's Ice Loss May Not Progress as Quickly as Thought.

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Tropical Cyclone Mora

The geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, JMA and NOAA acquired this image of Tropical Cyclone Mora approaching Bangladesh at 09:00 UTC on Monday, 29 May 2017.

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The heat is on for Sentinel-3B

01 June 2017

While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers are putting its twin, Sentinel-3B, through a series of vigorous tests before it is shipped to the launch site next year.

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Antarctic ice crack takes major turn

31 May 2017

There has been an important development in the big crack cutting across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

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How "whistling" plasma waves shape Earth's radiation belts

02 June 2017

The Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth shrink and swell due to plasma waves moving through them, an analysis of satellite data suggests.

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2015-2016 El Nino provided ‘natural experiment’ on the effects of warming seas

31 May 2017

A marked increase in central Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures during the strong 2015-2016 El Niño lofted abnormal amounts of cloud ice and water vapor unusually high up into the atmosphere, creating conditions similar to what could happen on a larger scale in a warming world.

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RSPSoc2017 Annual Conference

05 - 08 September 2017

Organisation: Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Conference objectives:

This annual conference is titled Earth and Planets: Making the most of our observations. It will cover a range of remote sensing themes:

  • Ground deformation and change
  • Geosciences
  • Ice and fire
  • Oceans and atmospheres
  • Land surface science
  • Spectral and hyperspectral science
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Biosphere and Environment
  • Current and new satellite observing systems
  • UAV technology and science
  • Close range measurements, laser scanning and LiDAR
  • Sensors and technology
  • Remote site investigation

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