Tracking Super Typhoon Haiyan: International Effort Provides New Views of Monster Storm, Saves Lives
An international team of researchers relied on new technologies and a constellation of satellites to track and predict the path and strength of one of the most powerful tropical cyclones in recorded history. Many people died, but many lives also were saved by this unique collaborative effort.
Indigenous people in Brazil, like original inhabitants of places around the globe, have a rich traditional of charting the night sky and using their celestial awareness in ways that embrace both the spiritual and the pragmatic. Brazilian physicist Germano Bruno Afonso warns that this knowledge is threatened by a modernity that devalues indigenous culture.
EOMAP and its partners have created a comprehensive digital map of the Great Barrier Reef. This is the first complete, high-resolution digital map to be made of the reef, and project participants hope that it will help to further research and preservation.
The aim of the “Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series is to share experiences and examples of research and teaching on open source geospatial technology to the wider community. The next seminar is planned for Dec. 10. The series is due to continue for at least six months.
Measuring Earth’s Radiation Imbalance with RAVAN: A CubeSat Mission to Measure the Driver of Global Climate Change
RAVAN will demonstrate two key technologies that enable accurate, absolute Earth radiation measurements using a remarkably small instrument: a vertically aligned carbon nanotube forest absorber and a gallium fixed-point blackbody as a calibration transfer standard.
Climate models and observations are generated from a variety of sources and by a variety of institutions. The Regional Climate Model Evaluation System provides the necessary software and architecture to easily and rapidly perform model evaluation activities.
Earthzine has partnered with the NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) to produce this inaugural “Earth Science Technology Showcase,” an online forum that features 10 current Earth-observing technology development projects.