A new spaceborne sensor monitors Earth’s surface temperature at a resolution higher than ever before, providing information on ecosystem responses to changes in water availability and climate stressors.
Long before we had satellites beaming terabytes of data back to Earth, we had covert spacecraft the size of school buses snapping photos on rolls of film 50 kilometers long.
A new database reveals dimmer cities, empty farming fields, and vacant ports.
A new analysis technique could help scientists improve the temporal resolution of satellite gravity data and see trends in terrestrial water storage and movement in near real time.
As instruments collecting solar data degrade, researchers must correct for errors. A new study compares several methods to correct solar spectral irradiance measurements.
Satellite data helped scientists locate the volcanic source of a pumice raft floating in the South Pacific Ocean, illustrating their promise in locating and monitoring undersea eruptions.
A new study compares the accuracy of three observation-based methods of calculating snow water equivalent, a key component in water management.
Researchers used the largest GPS data set yet to examine deformation of the crust across continental China and its implications for tectonic activity.
By using multiple remote sensors, scientists can quickly estimate the nature and thickness of oil spills—important factors for containment efforts.
Better forecasts of space-weather driven changes in thermospheric density are urgently needed to ensure safe management of the rapidly growing volume of space traffic in low Earth orbit.