Research and Application News
15 February 2019
In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska vary during the summer much more than was assumed.
14 February 2019
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) to uncover why the Agung volcano in Bali erupted in November 2017 after 50 years of dormancy.
11 February 2019
The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India. A new study shows that the two emerging countries with the world's biggest populations are leading the increase in greening on land. The effect stems mainly from ambitious tree planting programs in China and intensive agriculture in both countries.
11 February 2019
A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
08 February 2019
Looking up towards the stars at night, the sky can give the impression of being empty and infinite. In reality, space is getting more and more crowded every day.
Located in the western Alps, between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions, the Gran Paradiso National Park is home to the original surviving Alpine ibex, chamois, mountain hares, weasels, marmots, foxes and many bird species, such as white ptarmigans and eagles—monitoring its grasslands with satellite data is helping to preserve them.
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
04 February 2019
An integrated data platform harmonizes many disparate soil moisture data sets to better inform disaster response planners, climate scientists and meteorologists, farmers, and others.
04 February 2019
Rising temperatures will change the colour of the world's oceans, making them more blue in the coming decades say scientists.
They found that increased heat will change the mixture of phytoplankton or tiny marine organisms in the seas, which absorb and reflect light.
30 January 2019
A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of several disturbing discoveries reported in a new NASA-led study of the disintegrating glacier. The findings highlight the need for detailed observations of Antarctic glaciers' undersides in calculating how fast global sea levels will rise in response to climate change.
29 January 2019
During 2016, two Finnish friends, Joni Norppa and Lauri Häme founded the company Satellio Ltd and received funding from the Finnish government for a project to monitor forestry by utilising satellite images. Over the last few years, they became experts in handling satellite data very efficiently.
28 January 2019
A new NASA study shows that warming of the tropical oceans due to climate change could lead to a substantial increase in the frequency of extreme rain storms by the end of the century.
22 January 2019
Greenland has gone through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss within the last two decades.
The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland's ice sheet from 2003-2013.
19 January 2019
Following what is the most destructive and deadliest wildfire season on record in California last November, there has been increasing concern about the severity of wildfires in the years to come.
17 January 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO has started working with Indian Railways to track trains and automatically feed the control charts about the train's arrival and departure.
14 January 2019
This is what pollution looks like on a European scale - the animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide.
14 January 2019
Mexico: SIAP, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food – part of the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture (SAGARPA) – has signed a declaration of intent with the UK Space Agency to provide historic, statistical and satellite data to support Rezatec's development of a crop yield optimisation tool for Mexican farmers and other supply chain stakeholders.
08 January 2019
On 22 December the Anak Krakatau volcano, located about 50 km West of Java, in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, erupted and partially collapsed. The volcano was reduced from 338 m to the 110 m of height, according to the Indonesia's Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation press release. The undersea landslide caused by the eruption triggered a tsunami which hit the coastal areas around the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands of Indonesia. As of 28 December, the National Disaster Management Agency reported 426 casualties, over 7,000 people injured and over 40,000 people displaced.
07 January 2019
Information is lost when researchers combine statistical models and remote sensing data, but just how much is often unclear. A new study offers a framework to measure the inefficiency.
19 December 2018
Birders, researchers and the general public now have a new way to monitor 107 bird species across North America in unprecedented detail, thanks to a collaboration between NASA and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.
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