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JAXA: End of mission for PR rainfall observation radar on TRMM

TRMM Precipitation Radar image of tropical cyclone

The operation of the Precipitation Radar (PR) on board the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was completed on 7 October 2014, as the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA annou

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mié, 22/10/2014 - 13:02

University of Arkansas: Developing a decision support system for mudslide risk

NASA satellites captures images of the California wildfires

USD 1.14 million in funding was granted to the University of Arkansas in order to create a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of w

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mié, 22/10/2014 - 09:08
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New NASA instrument for rapid hurricane response and marine forecasting

New NASA's mission to examine oceans winds

The International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScatt) was installed on 1 October 2014 as a means to improve the global monitoring of ocean winds.

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vie, 10/10/2014 - 15:12
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35.2465
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NASA: High-resolution topographic data soon available globally

Initially, topographic data for Africa will be published

The United States has announced that it will make high-resolution topographic data available globally in 2015.

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jue, 25/09/2014 - 09:23
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40.7489
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-73.968

Radar Images: Sentinel-1A maps California earthquake

Napa Valley earthquake captured in an interferogram.

The European radar satellite Sentinel-1A has captured the rupture of the recent major earthquake in Napa Valley, California, USA. The quake on 24 August 2014 was the biggest one in 25 years.

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mar, 02/09/2014 - 14:30
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38.4274
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-122.394

New on the Knowledge Portal: Recommended Practices

Recommended Practices on Flood Mapping.

When using Space technologies for disaster risk management and emergency response, it is not only important to have access to the right data and software, it is also crucial to be aware of methods

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lun, 01/09/2014 - 10:35

USGS: Launch of 3D Elevation Program

Image showing the accurate flood information provided by 3DEP's maps

The US Geological Survey (USGS), along with other government agencies and the private sector, recently launched the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP), composed on current and accurate three-dimensional m

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jue, 28/08/2014 - 14:11
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37.4565
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-122.171

East View Geospatial (EVG)

 

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GeoCommunity

The GeoCommunity™ for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry is part of the MindSites Group

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NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level.

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mié, 20/08/2014 - 14:24
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34.1478
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-118.145