Tag Archives: NASA

Bio-indicator Lidar

A research scientist at NASA Goddard has developed a lidar-based sensor technology that can detect organic compounds which would be an indicator of life as we know it, now or in the past. Once on another planet, the device, which … Continue reading

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NASA Scientists Study Alaska Forest in 3D

Scientists are zeroing in on a slice of forest in Alaska, using a powerful laser scanner to probe the area and produce unique 3D views of the trees that call the forest home. Earlier this month, scientists working on NASA’s … Continue reading

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New Aerosol Lidar for Jurong Island

To extend the observation network of real-time weather monitoring systems, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has also installed an aerosol LIDAR on Jurong Island to measure the local distribution of particulate matter in the atmosphere, as well as a wind … Continue reading

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Fighting Wildfires with UAS

This excellent  article discusses the use of UAS, satellites and lidar to fight wildfires. The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada, imaged above with the Japanese satellite Suomi NPP burned for more than six weeks and is now the largest on … Continue reading

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NASA RFI For Space Lidar

NASA/ARC is interested in spaceflight-qualified LIDAR systems for planetary rover missions on the Moon. LIDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distance). This RFI seeks information about … Continue reading

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First-of-its-Kind Forest Mapping

These first-of its-kind high resolution maps can help researchers estimate forest cover, monitor biodiversity and wildlife habitats, and manage and monitor timber. Continue reading

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NASA Calipso Tracks Dust

The Calipso satellite uses its lidar sensor to quantify the amount of dust that is transported from the Sahara to the Amazon. Continue reading

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NASA Measures Sea Ice

Flying the same path every year provides detailed information about how the surface height of the ice has changed. Continue reading

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What About Balloons?

The balloon and camera made it up high enough to see the black sky curling around our blue planet, a staggering 94,687 feet. Continue reading

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