earth observation satellites

A lightning bolt branches across the night sky during a storm. A darkened tree is in the lower right corner of the photo.

Remote Sensing of Lightning

Mark Altaweel

Satellites and remote sensing tools are providing a way to better forecast and determine the severity of lightning.

Uplift and subsidence associated with a June 2007 earthquake swam on Kilauea Volcano are depicted in this ALOS PALSAR interferogram. Kilauea Volcano, located on the southeast portion of the island of Hawaii, has been erupting continuously since 1993. Credit: Zhong Lu, USGS.

Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR), Earth Observation, and Mapping

Mark Altaweel

Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) is becoming more widely available and increasingly part of Earth observation satellites.

Artistic rendering of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite. Image: Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mapping Sea-Level Rise with Sentinel-6

Mark Altaweel

The recent launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich/Jason CS is the latest mission that will collect high resolution sea level measurements.

Watch Landsat 8 Imagery Acquisition in Near Real-time

Caitlin Dempsey

The FarEarth Global Observer offers visitors the opportunity to view near-live streams of Landsat 8 imagery being acquired in near real-time.

Will 2017 be Remembered as a Stellar Time for Earth Observation?

Pitney Bowes

Joe Francica, Managing Director Location Intelligence Solutions with Pitney Bowes discusses the growth and direction of Earth Observation satellites.