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This GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses the 2014 hurricane season; infrastructure spending predicted to increase to $9 trillion by 2025; a Landsat image of Iraq; the Dutch Water System; industry news from Eagle Mapping, Riegl, E-Capture R&D, Esri, Blue Marble Geographics and URISA; and more.
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This Earth Imaging-themed GeoSpatial Stream broadcast discusses satellite imagery used to track and understand hurricanes, including the Atlantic's Joaquin and the Pacific's triplet hurricanes of Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena; remote sensing used to map and characterize capuchin monkey habitat; a Re/Code video news story about smallsats helping with wildfires; industry news from MDA, Blue Water Satellite, NASA and Esri; clips from a V1 Media video interview of Patrick Meier, founder of the Humanitarian UAV Network; and more.
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Improving hurricane forecasts means testing historical storms with today's sophisticated models and supercomputers. NASA and NOAA work together in gathering ground and satellite observations, as well as experimenting with research forecast models. As a result of this collaboration, model resolution has increased, and scientists are discovering more about the processes that occur within these powerful storms. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission is a joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission that measures all forms of precipitation around the globe. GPMs Microwave Imager, or GMI, has proven useful in seeing beneath the swirling clouds and into the structure of tropical cyclones. The information gathered by GPM and other missions will be used to improve forecast models.
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Cameras outside the International Space Station, 257 miles above Earth, captured spectacular views on Aug. 30, 2016, of three powerful tropical systems churning across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
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This animation of NOAA's GOES East satellite imagery from Sept. 5 at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 UTC) to Sept. 8 ending at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 UTC) shows Category 4 Hurricane Irma approach the Bahamas, followed by Hurricane Jose approaching the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Katia continues to spin in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.