Norway funds satellite map of world's tropical forests

Norway pays for a monthly satellite dataset to track the state of the world's tropical forests.

bbcnews
Oct. 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science rainforests space-exploration earth-observation norway

Satellites picture methane across the globe

The GHGSat company releases a tool to show how methane varies in the atmosphere across the world.

bbcnews
Oct. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science climate-change methane space-exploration earth-observation

What wobbling rocks can tell us about nuclear safety

How precariously balanced rocks will inform the earthquake hazards faced by critical infrastructure.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science geology earthquakes imperial-college-london

Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: robotics earth-science oceans european-space-agency plymouth

Marie Tharp pioneered mapping the bottom of the ocean 6 decades ago – scientists are still learning about Earth's last frontier

Born on July 30, 1920, geologist and cartographer Tharp changed scientific thinking about what lay at the bottom of the ocean – not a featureless flat, but rugged and varied terrain.

Suzanne OConnell, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: earth-science geology women-in-science women plate-tectonics maps mapping oceans cartography continents ocean-floor geosciences seamounts marine-geology continental-shelf

Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation

Mariana Trench: Don Walsh's son repeats historic ocean dive

Sixty years after his father did it first, Kelly Walsh dives to the deepest point in Earth's oceans.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science oceans pacific-ocean

Planet's satellites aim for still sharper view of Earth

Some locations on Earth, such as the UK, will be pictured at high resolution up to 12 times a day.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science space-exploration earth-observation

Project seeks 4D view of Earth's mantle

UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology

Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base

Canadian firm GHGSat, which carries out methane monitoring from space, looks to set up a UK hub.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science canada space-exploration european-space-agency greenhouse-gas-emissions earth-observation

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