Map of the Earth’s Vegetation

Map of the Earth’s Vegetation

Twenty-five percent of the earth’s surface is covered in varying degrees of vegetation (the other 75% being oceanic).  The NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite carries the VIIRS (Visible-Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite) sensor which is able to collect remote sensing data about the intensity of the earth’s vegetation. 

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SATELLITE MODEL CAN COULD HELP PREDICT LANDSHLDE IN REMOTE AREAS

SATELLITE MODEL CAN COULD HELP PREDICT LANDSHLDE IN REMOTE AREAS

Researchers at the University of California, United States, have developed a model using satellite data on rainfall, topographical features of slopes, and land cover — and by testing the model on a dataset of previous landslides say it predicts these historical events reliably and could be the basis of a real-time, global landslide prediction system.