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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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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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What Do We Look Like from the ISS?

I recently came across this video, showing high-res images of cities at night from the ISS (International Space Station). This collection of images is really beautiful and shows the extent of human presence, growth, and activity throughout the world. They’ve … 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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NSERC Student Airborne Research Program

Exelis VIS was once again happy to support the National Suborbital Education and Research Center (NSERC) Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) over the summer.  NASA personnel and faculty from various US universities create and host the program each summer in … Continue reading

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Et Voila!

Yes, Landsat had a good run – great in fact – and in the coming years I am certain we will all continue to consume and learn from all the great imagery that was collected over the course of decades.  … Continue reading

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