High-precision and remote-controlled methane and ethane detectors assist scientists in determining methane emission levels from natural gas development in north-central Texas’ Barnett Shale. In October 2013, a pair of scientists took a technologically tripped-out van on a deliberately meandering methane detection mission across north-central Texas. Tara Yacovitch and Scott Herndon of Massachusetts-based Aerodyne Research comprised one of 20 teams that … Read More
Using free and open source GIS programs and data platforms can eliminate costs associated with data processing, making Earth Observation data more profitable for all. Clyde A. Brooke purchased 140 acres of land in Hancock, Mississippi, in 1952 to begin a timber operation, and what began as a humble operation has grown to more than 4,000 acres today. The Brookewood … Read More
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here. Category:åÊResponding to Hydrologic Disasters Project Team: Peru Disasters II Team Location: Wise County Clerk of Court’s Office, Wise, Virginia Authors: William Wilson Grant Bloomer Allison Daniel Anthony Donzella Josh Hammes Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Dr. DeWayne Cecil (Global Science and Technology, … Read More
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here. Category: Responding to Hydrologic Disasters Project Team: Colorado Water Resources II Team Location: U.S. Geological Survey at Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado Authors: Tyler M. Rhodes Amy Phillips Romina Gotzmann Rebekke Muench Jared Ryks Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Abstract: … Read More
Colombian student research in Earth observations leads to poster session, suggest resource management improvements. For the fourth year in a row, senior students atåÊSt. George’s School in BogotÌÁ, Colombia, haveåÊparticipated in ÛÏEarth Observation: Science From Another Perspective,Û a project focusing onåÊusing satellite images to support research on questions based on one of nineåÊSocietal BenefitåÊAreas. This year, 74 students, working in … Read More
Moved from Gabon to Switzerland, the GEO-XI Plenary is still scheduled to take place Nov. 13-14. Topics covered in the associated side events include everything from technology development to forest observation and water issues. For on-the-ground coverage, keep your eyes out for a blog from Osha Gray Davidson.