Earth's surface

How satellite radar can detect slight surface movements on Earth

Phlegraean Fields monitored by Sentinel-1 (Image: ESA)

Earth’s changing surface can be closely monitored thanks to the use of satellite radar data. This week at the Fringe Workshop held by the European Space Agency ESA, new advances in the science and applications of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) were presented.

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New web tool to improve accuracy of global land cover maps

An interactive web tool has been developed to improve the accuracy and extent of global land use and forest cover information. The new 'Geo-Wiki' uses Google Earth and information provided by a global network of volunteers to fill in 'data gaps' and to verify existing land cover information.

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Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:38
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