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Sweden: Unusually intense wildfires captured by satellite

This natural-color image of the fire in Sweden was captured by Landsat 8

Sweden is not a country typically known for its summer wildfires.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 12/08/2014 - 11:35
latitude: 
59.8618
longitude: 
16.129

Landsat 8: Increased acquisition rates with up to 700 scenes per day

Granite outcrops in Yosemite National Park captured by Landsat 8 on April 2014

The United States Earth Observation satellite Landsat 8 has recently seen a high increase in acquisition rates.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 15:01
latitude: 
44.3007
longitude: 
-69.7693

Regional Consultation Workshop on MODIS Products and Services for Regional Environmental Applications and Automated Forest Cover Monitoring for Hot Spots using LANDSAT data

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Kathmandu
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Date: 
10/04/2014 - 11/04/2014
Venue: 
ICIMOD Headquarters
Venue Country: 
Nepal
Event Organisers: 

ICIMOD

Language of event: 
English

The knowledge on natural resources accounting to support subsistenc

latitude: 
27.7
longitude: 
85.3333

Sinabung Volcano: Detecting pyroclastic flow from space

The eruptions of Mount Sinabung are less violent now, but they are not over.

In January 2014, Mount Sinabung on Indonesia's Sumatra island has exploded intensively and repeatedly, forcing thousands of residents to vacate their houses.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:48
latitude: 
7.55038
longitude: 
103.484

Satellites could help locate missing Malaysian flight

satellite image of South China sea

The Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines flight MH730 disappeared on 8 March 2014 over the South China sea.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 10/03/2014 - 16:03
latitude: 
15.4881
longitude: 
114.405

Peru: First National Forest Monitoring Maps released

Deforestation in Peru detected by Landsat 8 in August 2013.

Peru hosts about 75 percent of the western Amazon jungle. Deforestation is therefore a critical topic for the country.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 08:17
latitude: 
-10.3376
longitude: 
-73.4111

Landsat-8: First Year in Space

Lansat-8 image

A year ago NASA’s Landsat-8 satellite was launched into orbit. During this year scientists have been analyzing the data delivered by the satellite.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 13:31
latitude: 
38.9072
longitude: 
-77.0365

NASA: Measuring Sea Surface Temperatures with Satellites

Surface temperatures of the Gulf Stream

With data from sensors such as the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, experts can calculate sea surface temperatures without having to measure water temperatures on site.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 27/12/2013 - 08:18
latitude: 
33.06
longitude: 
73.86

Remote Sensing helps locate the Coldest Spot on Earth

Remote Sensing image showsing the coldest place on Earth

NASA's Landsat 8 satellite defined the coldest place on Earth - a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahr

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:21
latitude: 
-80.3704
longitude: 
77.3711

Colombia: IGAC publishes USGS Landsat 8 Products Guide

Remote sensing course and spatial analysis

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Colombia, IGAC, has published a guide in Spanish for the use and pro

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 04/11/2013 - 10:23
latitude: 
4.59806
longitude: 
-74.0758