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NOAA retires GOES-13 satellite after 10 years of stellar service

08 January 2018

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite has captured some of the most notorious weather events in recent U.S. history – after 10 years of stellar service, it makes way for the next generation of weather imagery.

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Sahara snow

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert on 08 January.

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UK satellite to make movies from space

12 January 2018

A British satellite has gone into orbit on an Indian rocket to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth.

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GeoCarb: A new view of carbon over the Americas

11 January 2018

A new NASA Earth science mission in the early stages of design may achieve a transformational advance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping concentrations of key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.

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Copernicus Sentinel-3 offers safer navigation at sea

11 January 2018

A new product based on satellite altimeter data detailing 'Significant Wave Height' is providing crucial wave information to help those working at sea to navigate and operate safely.

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France and China step up space cooperation in the fields of climate and exploration

10 January 2018

On 09 January in Beijing, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed a memorandum of understanding on climate actions and space exploration with Wu Yanhua, Acting Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

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Introduction to Using the VIC Hydrologic Model with NASA Earth Observations

15 February - 01 March 2018

Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Course Overview: Hydrologic modelling is useful for flood, drought, and water resources management. The Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) Model uses inputs to better understand hydrological processes in near real-time. Many of the inputs are available from NASA remote sensing and Earth system models, allowing the model to provide soil moisture, evapotranspiration and runoff as outputs. Together with precipitation data, these outputs provide quantitative assessment of a regional water budget. This introductory training will include an overview of the model, sources of satellite-derived input data, and implementation of the model. By the end of this training, attendees will be able to download, install, and use the VIC model, setup VIC for a watershed or river basin using remote sensing data inputs, and analyse output water resources components.

The course will consist of three, 1 hour sessions. Sessions will be held on Thursdays, between 15 February and 1 March from 09:00 – 10:00 and 18:00 – 19:00 EST (UTC -5). The session is broadcast twice per day to allow for international participation.

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