14 June 2017Designed to return unique images of the Earth for five years, the German radar satellite TerraSAR-X has outdone itself. The satellite has been in operation for twice that time - and there is still no end in sight to its service.
07. Juni 2017Aktuelle Beobachtungen mit einer Infrarot-Kamera am Rand zum Weltraum.Jeder kennt das: spaziert man an einem Bachlauf entlang, so beobachtet man hin und wieder im ansonsten gleichmäßigen Strömungsmuster das plötzliche Auftreten von Wirbeln im Wasser. Diese Wirbel bewegen sich eine Weile mit dem Strom und zerfallen in immer kleinere Wirbelelemente bis sie schließlich ganz verschwinden.
31 May 2017This month Tom Rother, scientist at IMF, published the book “Green’s Functions in Classical Physics” in the book series Lecture Notes in Physics released by Springer.The book presents the Green’s function formalism in a basic way and demonstrates its usefulness for applications to several well-known problems in classical physics which are usually solved not by this formalism but other approaches.
29 May 2017Some 120,000 people met for the closing event of the Evangelischer Kirchentag, a Protestant church gathering, on 28 May 2017 in Wittenberg.Traffic and security management activities for this five-day large-scale event were supported by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Scientists engaged in the DLR VABENE++ project generated up-to-the-minute aerial images and analysed traffic flow near the site. They made use of a 4k camera system with real-time capabilities specifically developed by the scientists to monitor mass public events.
24 May 2017Healthy soil is closely linked to efficient agriculture. Characterising and monitoring Germany’s soils with remote sensing is an important aspect of the cooperative project AGRO-DE. This three year project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture with the goal of providing on a regular basis for all of Germany key agricultural information based on satellite data.
19 May 2017A view of K2 from the west. This rare image was photographed by the German extreme moutaineer Ralf Dujmovits from the slopes of Praqpa Ri. On the right is a view of K2 computed from satellite data.
17 May 2017Our world is undergoing rapid change and remote sensing technologies are keeping a close watch: they monitor environmental processes, analyse causes, and forecast developments. For that reason, over 550 experts discussed the contribution earth observation can make to adapting to global change at the "International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment" ISRSE.