The Titan airborne topographic laser system takes spatial and spectral data at three wavelengths at once, mapping threats from climate change and ecological disasters in regions with complex terrain.
Measuring Atmospheric Aerosols Despite the Clouds
Researchers devise ways for remote sensors to integrate aerosol content above clouds into current methods of measurement.
Tropical Rainfall Intensifies While the Doldrums Narrow
Scientists show long-term changes in the Intertropical Convergence Zone's location, extent, and rainfall intensity.
As Lava Flows, Refined Model Predicts a Path
Simulations that melded volcano topography, satellite observations, and virtual lava accurately anticipated the destruction of villages 18 months ago by Cape Verde's Fogo volcano.
Mexico City Hosts a Course on Remote Sensing for Latin Americans
Course on Remote Sensing Techniques Applied to Atmospheric Chemistry; Mexico City, Mexico, 7–11 December 2015
Martian Carbonates Spotted by the Orbiter
The minerals identified by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide more evidence that the planet may have once been habitable.
Joint Polar Satellite System Algorithm Team Reviews Past, Future
Center for Satellite Applications and Research Joint Polar Satellite System Annual Science Team Meeting; College Park, Maryland, 24–28 August 2015
Recent Studies Crack Open New Views of Glacial Crevasses
Scientists review 60 years of direct and remote observations of crevasses and the models used to simulate them.
Icelandic Eruption Caused Record-Breaking Sulfur Dioxide Release
Satellite and ground-based data reveal sulfur dioxide flux, trace element release, and preeruption magma movement.
Quantifying Terrestrial Snow from Space
MicroSnow2 and SnowEx Workshops; Columbia, Maryland, 13–17 July 2015