Remote Sensing


Satellite Surveillance for Disaster Aid @DeutscheWelle

I’ll never forget the first time I spotted John Amoss at Sky Truth posting satellite photos which contradicted the initial press reports of the size of the BP Oilspill Disaster. I quickly contacted him and became blogging pals, reposting everything they posted, contacting him with questions –which he always answered. SkyTruth taught its readers how…


NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response

The 40-by-50 kilometer damage proxy map, which covers a region near Tacloban City, where the massive storm made landfall, was processed by JPL’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team using X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar data from the Italian Space Agency’s COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation. The technique uses a prototype algorithm to rapidly detect surface…


Today’s Water Vapor Satellite Image ~NOAA