When it comes to forecaster analysis of complex satellite imagery, less can be more, and a new technique aims to simplify imagery interpretation by suppressing the background noise.
Eric F. Wood Receives 2017 Robert E. Horton Medal
Eric F. Wood was awarded the 2017 Robert E. Horton Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 13 December 2017 in New Orleans, La. The medal is for “outstanding contributions to hydrology.”
Advanced Satellite Tracks Air Pollution in Extraordinary Detail
The unparalleled resolution of the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P’s spectrometer will allow scientists to pinpoint pollution sources, the agency reports.
New Model Predicts Lightning Strikes; Alert System to Follow
Data from thousands of past storms help guide a new forecast model that predicts where and when lightning may hit.
Reducing Errors in Satellite-Derived Arctic Sea Ice Thicknesses
Salty snow throws off satellite-based estimates of Arctic sea ice thickness by up to 25%. A new method seeks to fix that.
Satellites Accurately Capture Ocean Salinity in the Arctic
On-the-ground measurements are notoriously difficult in the harsh environment of the Arctic, but satellites could help close the gap in measuring sea surface salinity.
Tracing Water’s Path Through the Santa Clara Valley Aquifer
In an increasingly drought prone climate, scientists study the impacts of drought on aquifer systems.
Monitoring Coastal Zone Changes from Space
The resilience of coastal communities depends on an integrated, worldwide coastal monitoring effort. Satellite observations provide valuable data on global to local scales.
Observing Life near the Ocean’s Surface with Satellites
Third International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) Meeting; Lisbon, Portugal, 15–19 May 2017
Ocean Showers Power the Global Electric Circuit
Satellite measurements confirm hundred-year-old observations collected by boat.