News - 29 May 2019
KAUST researchers have developed a novel technique that could be used for detecting toxic algal blooms in the Red Sea from satellite images.
This new remote sensing method may ultimately pave...
News - 2 Nov 2015
For millennia, Greenland's ice sheet reflected sunlight back into space, but satellite measurements in recent years suggest the bright surface is darkening, causing solar heat to be absorbed and...
News - 16 Mar 2015
NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on...
News - 12 Feb 2015
Its name refers to one of the biggest animals in the sea, but ORCA, the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment instrument, will be observing the smallest.
If selected for a flight mission, ORCA...
News - 26 Dec 2014
Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on Dec. 23 brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As the storm moved,...
News - 11 Sep 2014
The Eastern Pacific Ocean continues to turn out tropical cyclones and NASA's Aqua satellite caught the birth of the fifteenth tropical depression on September 10 and shortly afterward, it...
News - 21 Aug 2014
A cool thing about space: cryogenic refrigerators from Northrop Grumman Corporation that chill satellite sensors to hundreds of degrees below zero Fahrenheit (degrees F) for maximum sensitivity.
News - 10 Dec 2013
What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 92 degrees...
News - 29 Jun 2013
"The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others." - Albert Schweitzer
History tends to look fondly upon...
News - 28 Jan 2013
NASA's Aqua satellite identified powerful thunderstorms around the center of Cyclone Garry as the storm continued to intensify over warm waters of the South Pacific Ocean. Garry has prompted...