19 September 2019DLR's Earth Observation Center offers users free-of-charge access to atmospherically corrected Sentinel-2 data with spatial coverage of Germany (time span: the past 12 months). The multispectral data indicate light reflectance from Earth's surface ("Bottom of Atmosphere" Reflectance, Level-2A data product), making it possible to characterise ground cover.
17. September 2019To strengthen crisis management, the EU-project DRIVER+ (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience) conducted the fourth Trial, this time in the Eisenerz region (Styria, Austria) from 12 to 14 September 2019.
16 September 2019September 16 is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, an occasion to take a look at its present condition. Although chlorofluorocarbons have been internationally prohibited since the Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987, the chemical compounds remaining in the stratospheric ozone layer continue to break down ozone. However, the ozone hole that forms each year over the Antarctic is surprisingly small in 2019.
12 September 2019On 11 September 2019, Prof. Dr Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Prof Dr Stefan Dech, Director of the German Remote Sensing Data Center of DLR, spoke at a joint information lunch organised by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Aerospace Forum (DLR) about DLR's contributions to solving global challenges and protecting the civilian population.
26 July 2019
On 27 und 28 June the Sentinel-5P (S5P) satellite detected a very strong SO2 cloud in northern Iraq. The source for this strong emission was an explosion in the al-Mishraq sulphur plant located in Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul. The plant caught fire in the afternoon of 26 June 2019. The TROPOMI spectrometer aboard S5P detected an emission of more than 14 tons of SO2 in the atmosphere.