Planet Earth stories

There are 18 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Earth observation".

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1. Scotland seen by satellites

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has used the latest satellite technology to launch new digital maps showing the differences of the UK countryside. The maps show the UK's most built-up, most wooded and most farmed counties.

Tags: Earth observation, Ecology, Farming, Forests, Mapping, UK
2. Biodiversity detectives!

Take a look at some of the amazing techniques scientists use to follow nature's clues.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Earth observation, Forests, Invasive species, Mapping, Marine life
3. Every land volcano on Earth to be monitored from space

Data from two European Space Station Sentinel satellites that routinely map the planet's surface will be used to monitor volcanoes.

Tags: Earth observation, Hazards, Space, Volcanoes
4. Scientists measure snow density in Greenland

Last month, scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling (CPOM) headed to Greenland to carry out vital fieldwork as part of a NERC-CryoSat contract to calibrate and validate measurements taken by the satellite.

Tags: Arctic, Earth observation, Ice
5. Modelling our landscape in 3D

Drones are helping NERC's British Geological Survey understand and monitor areas that are susceptible to landslides around the UK.

Tags: Earth observation, Geology, Hazards, Technology
6. Soaring with the Global Hawk

Last year a new UK-made atmospheric science instrument flew for the first time on NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

Tags: Technology, Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Robotics
7. Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting

A temporary respite in rising temperatures in one of the world's fastest-warming places doesn't mean climate change has stopped, says new British Antarctic Survey research.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Ice, Atmosphere, Earth observation, Environmental change, Pollution
8. Ship noise puts fish in danger

Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts, say NERC-supported scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Fish, Hazards, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution, Technology, UK, Water
9. Antarctic ice loss has doubled

The Antarctic ice sheet has lost ice twice as quickly in the past three years as when it was last surveyed between 2005 and 2010, say scientists.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Earth observation, Ice, Sea level change, Technology
10. Podcast: Cutting urban light pollution

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.

Tags: Earth observation, Podcasts, Pollution, UK

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