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Measurements at 36.000 m Altitude

On September, 7th, a 400.000 m3 helium balloon was launched in Timmins/Canada. On board: The instrument TELIS of the Remote Sensing Institute. The balloon reached an altitude of 36 km durin...
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Traces of humankind – settlement patterns seen from space

The sometimes bold, other times delicate lines in the images that scientists from the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) have created using data acquired by the German radar satellites TerraSAR-X...
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Two deiced Rosemount Total Air Temperature (TAT) sensor housings BW102 are used for temperature measurement. As sensing elements a fast open wire PT100 element and a slow encapsulated PT100 element ar...
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Does desert dust change cloud properties in the West-African Monsoon region?

It is well known that aerosol-cloud-interactions are of great importance for the climate system. Scientists of the German Remote Sensing Datacenter (DFD) now have statistically analyzed the relationsh...
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SolACES – An Auto-Calibrating EUV / UV Spectrophotometer on the International Space Station (ISS)

The goal of SolACES (Solar Auto-Calibrating EUV/UV Spectrophotometers) is to measure the spectral EUV fluxes of the Sun with an absolute radiometric accuracy of better than ten per cent. To this end, ...
Related Topics: Solar Physics Qualification Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance Instrumentation and Photography Space Radiation Geophysics Meteorology and Climatology
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