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Suomi NPP: Setting a New Standard for Global Climate Monitoring

On October 28, 2011, the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) spacecraft lifted off from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California and began its scheduled five year mission as a new installment to the NASA fleet of Earth observing systems.  Now … Continue reading

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VISualize 2013: Global Change and Environmental Monitoring – SPOILER ALERT!

It’s that time of year once again when thought leaders in remote sensing science and research will come together to collaborate and share their current work – this time with the focus placed on Environmental Monitoring and Global Change.  While … Continue reading

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Observation of Winter Polar Phenomena With Suomi NPP

The advanced low light band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite is providing some really beautiful and informative new Earth imaging opportunities.  This “day-night” band detects light in a range of wavelengths from … Continue reading

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Global Warming, Coastal Erosion, & other AGU Gems

While running along the Boulder Creek Path today in shorts and short sleeves, I was trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s early December on the Front Range in CO. Normally I would be  trying to find … Continue reading

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The Ever Changing Landscape

Looking around at the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we can see changes everywhere. The landscape has changed on all scales for many of our eastern states after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th. One … Continue reading

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Thank You Emergency Responders/Monster Slayers of Franken-Disaster!

Image Courtesy of NOAA If you’re like me – you probably have friends and family on the East coast who were recently affected by Hurricane Sandy aka: “Frankenstorm”. In fact, on my Facebook page today, my friend Dave in Manhattan … Continue reading

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GIS in the New Forest

A couple of weekends ago, just before the warmth of summer finally disappeared, the family and I decided to head down to the New Forest, which I believe is the largest tract of unclosed heathland and forest in the heavily populated … Continue reading

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Remote Sensing Reveals Record Low Arctic Sea Ice

September 2012 broke all records for Arctic sea ice, and not in a good way. The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Sea Ice Index for September 2012 shows the lowest ever monthly averaged extent of sea ice, culminating in … Continue reading

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From Our Boulder Backyard: New Info on How Changing Climate Affects Future Fire Danger

One of the many great things about living in Boulder for us science geeks is the lively scientific community, and the fascinating research that comes out of our own backyard. There is something fun about bumping into one of my … Continue reading

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Tracking Climate Changes with Satellite Imagery

I was just reading a NASA article about massive glacial melting in Greenland.  What caught my attention, more than anything, was the incredibly short time scale over which major increases in warming and melting were observed:  4 days!  Rarely do … Continue reading

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