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Geoscientist's Toolkit: Terra MODIS

In my previous post on satellite communications, I discussed two types of satellites: geostationary and low-Earth-orbit. One of NASA’s low-Earth-orbit satellites, orbiting at an altitude of 705 km (438 mi), is Terra. 696 more words

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I love this image of the earth and category 1 hurricane Joaquín, acquired just a few hours ago by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite, shortly after being upgraded from a tropical storm.   62 more words


Ankit Fadia among 4 brand ambassadors for PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India- It's Final

The he government has finally cleared the air on who are the brand ambassadors for PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative. Among the four selected is the controversial self-proclaimed ethical hacker, Ankit Fadia. 14 more words


Technology Tops Narendra Modi's Agenda on US West Coast

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Silicon Valley, the US media noted that like Chinese president Xi Jinping, the technology industry will play a central role in his discussions there. 487 more words


Retrieving and reprojecting MODIS satellite products

Data from the MODIS satellites are a great source for comparison to vegetation models and also for teaching. However, they come in a format I am not really used to and in a strange projection. 775 more words


The Past and Future of Ocean Color Measurements

I recently came across a very good article describing what Ocean Color measurements mean, what they are used for, and how future NASA satellites will extend the reach of global ocean color observation and research. 133 more words