Planet Earth

There are 21 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Earth observation".

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1. Keeping satellites in the sky

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Ingrid Cnossen talks about the beauty of flexible working and how understanding the weather can help to keep satellites in orbit.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Space, Technology
2. Under the faultlines

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Craig Magee tells us about the portability of being a fellow and why he's going underground to uncover the science behind volcanic eruptions.

Tags: Earth observation, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes
3. New technology models cities' air quality in under 10 minutes

Dr Nicola Masey has found that a new system can accurately model air quality in large cities like London in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Hazards, Health, Mapping, Pollution, Technology, UK
4. Scotland seen by satellites

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has used the latest satellite technology to launch new digital maps showing the differences of the UK countryside. The maps show the UK's most built-up, most wooded and most farmed counties.

Tags: Earth observation, Ecology, Farming, Forests, Mapping, UK
5. Biodiversity detectives!

Take a look at some of the amazing techniques scientists use to follow nature's clues.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Earth observation, Forests, Invasive species, Mapping, Marine life
6. Every land volcano on Earth to be monitored from space

Data from two European Space Station Sentinel satellites that routinely map the planet's surface will be used to monitor volcanoes.

Tags: Earth observation, Hazards, Space, Volcanoes
7. Scientists measure snow density in Greenland

Last month, scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling (CPOM) headed to Greenland to carry out vital fieldwork as part of a NERC-CryoSat contract to calibrate and validate measurements taken by the satellite.

Tags: Arctic, Earth observation, Ice
8. Modelling our landscape in 3D

Drones are helping NERC's British Geological Survey understand and monitor areas that are susceptible to landslides around the UK.

Tags: Earth observation, Geology, Hazards, Technology
9. Soaring with the Global Hawk

Last year a new UK-made atmospheric science instrument flew for the first time on NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

Tags: Technology, Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Robotics
10. Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting

A temporary respite in rising temperatures in one of the world's fastest-warming places doesn't mean climate change has stopped, says new British Antarctic Survey research.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Ice, Atmosphere, Earth observation, Environmental change, Pollution

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