A remote sensing image showing surface temperatures across a section of Paris. The hottest temperatures are in red and the coolest temperatures are in green.

Mapping Heat Vulnerability from Satellite Data

Mark Altaweel

Satellites are being used to measure heat not only on urban heat islands, but also on farms and other locations where rising temperatures are having an impact.

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.

Logo showing small satellites representing earth observation data for the joint NASA and ESA collaboration called MAAP.

Open-Source Science in the Cloud Collaboration

Mark Altaweel

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) released a new open source and science tool called the Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP).

Amazon River, modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO,

Satellite Imagery of the Widest River in the World

Caitlin Dempsey

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission captured this satellite image of the Amazon river that has been processed by the combining of two polarisations into one image.

Understanding Ocean Wave Patterns from Satellite Imagery of Sun Glitter

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have developed a method by which to translate satellite imagery of sun glitter on the water into data about the direction, height and movement of waves.

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