Remote Sensing

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Prototype satellite makes way for 4K 'Earth observation'

British company Earth-i confirmed the successful launch of a prototype satellite earlier today. Called the CARBONITE-2, it's an early test version of a planned constellation (the Vivid-i) that will be the first network bringing full color, full motion video from Earth's orbit.<p>The prototype …


The End of Night: Global Illumination Has Increased Worldwide

Artificial light is often seen as a sign of progress: the march of civilization shines a light in the dark; it takes back the night; it illuminates. …

Climate Change

Stunning satellite image shows lake effect snow over Great Lakes

DETROIT — This is pretty crazy.<p>Chances are, you've seen a satellite photo similar to this one that shows Michigan and the Great Lakes during a snowstorm with lake effect. But the snowfall was especially amplified over the last week in places such as Erie, Pa., which was buried in more than 50 …


Observing Changes in Nighttime Lights : Image of the Day

Since 2011, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite has been collecting data on the brightness of …


NAIP Imagery

Deep Learning for Disaster Recovery – Insight Data

<b>Flooded roads are a huge risk</b><p>With global climate change, devastating hurricanes are occurring with higher frequency.<p>After a hurricane, roads are …

The Most Overlooked Environmental Crisis of 2017

Off the coast of Louisiana, in an 8,000-square-mile swath of ocean, the marine life is suffocating to death. Nutrient pollution, flowing from the …


<i>openEO - A Common, Open Source Interface between Earth Observation Data Infrastructures and Front-End Applications</i> is an H2020 project funded under …

LiDAR strips landscapes down to their bare glory

LiDAR is having a moment right now helping self-driving cars and robots not hit things, but don't forget about what else it can do. In a study called The Bare Earth, scientists from the Washington Geological Survey used it to image the ground right down to dirt and rocks. Stripped of trees and …

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

128-laser LiDAR sensor significantly sharpens autonomous cars' vision

In what promises to be a big step forward in 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, Velodyne has announced a new 128-channel LiDAR sensor that …

Land of Terror

This looks like an abstract painting, but it’s a satellite image of the the Tanezrouft Basin, a part of the Sahara Desert in central Algeria known as …

Time-Contrastive Networks: Self-Supervised Learning from A Video

The abstract in the concept lies in the proposal of an approach for learning that is self-supervised and is a representation of relationships between …

Home On Lagrange

Space: there's a whole lot of it.<p>But if you want a spacecraft to stick around your celestial neighborhood, there are only five places to …

Sentinel-2 MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) data processing for aquatic science applications: Demonstrations and validations

The mSCOPE model: A simple adaptation to the SCOPE model to describe reflectance, fluorescence and photosynthesis of vertically heterogeneous canopies

•<p>A multi-layer reflectance, fluorescence and photosynthesis model is developed.<p>•<p>Radiative transfer of fluxes in vertically heterogeneous canopies is …

This new satellite could produce the most accurate weather predictions yet

Now that’s science we can all get behind!<p>The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, a joint project of<p>NASAand theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif., at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday.<p>(A few previously scheduled launches have been …

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