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Earth from Space: Amazon River

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The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Amazon River meandering through one of the most vital ecosystems in the world: the Amazon rainforest in South America, in this week's edition of the Earth from Space program.

Tracking Three Decades of Dramatic Glacial Lake Growth

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In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, researchers using a 30-year satellite data record have found that the volume of these lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990 as glaciers melt and retreat due to climate change.

NASA Explores Earth’s Magnetic ‘Dent’

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Earth’s magnetic field acts like a protective shield around the planet, repelling and trapping charged particles from the Sun. But over South America and the southern Atlantic Ocean, an unusually weak spot in the field – called the South Atlantic Anomaly, or SAA – allows these particles to dip closer to the surface than normal.

Agricultural Spraying Drone in Spain

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Due to heavy rain, the entry of motorized vehicles to the field was impossible, but thanks to HYBRiX technology, farmers in Rueda, Spain, were able to spray all their vid fields in one day of work obtaining the expected results.

CALIPSO Observes Saharan Dust Transport

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The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite—a joint venture between NASA and the French space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)—observed the plume as it traveled across the ocean and eventually affected the mainland of the United States.

Community Contact Tracing Adds Power of Place to Contact Tracing for COVID-19

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By expanding the person-to-person approach, inherent in traditional contact tracing, to include person-to-person-to-place, public health analysts will be able to perform location analytics to illuminate the places where viral spread is happening outside of direct and prolonged contact between two individuals.

SMOS Monitoring Droughts

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With drought seemingly more commonplace, entrepreneurs are using information on soil moisture from SMOS and data from other satellites to generate commercial data products for the insurance market, ultimately bringing benefits to farmers.

AEC from Home: Tips from Leading Professionals Adjusting to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In May 2020, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed three leaders of AEC firms to learn how they’re adjusting to the “new normal” and help pass along some of the tips and lessons learned from their experiences in early 2020.

40 Years of Watching Mount St. Helens

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Both before and after the eruption, Landsat satellites were taking regular observations of the area, and their data is being used to study how forests recover from a very large disturbance.

Interview with Esri President Jack Dangermond

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In November 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed Esri President Jack Dangermond at the Autodesk University (AU) Conference in Las Vegas.

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