Navigation Links
Space technology put into service for global water resources observations
Date:11/14/2007

The worlds rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater as well as snow fields and glaciers are the main sources of freshwater to support terrestrial life and human livelihoods.

Continuous observations are crucial to manage these water resources for the benefit of mankind and the environment and also to provide crucial forecasting services to prevent water-related disasters such as floods and droughts. These tasks are routinely undertaken by the National Hydrological Services of countries. However, hydrological information is insufficient especially in developing countries and many areas of the world are currently not monitored for their water resources. Therefore, critical hydrological information that is necessary to manage the worlds water resources and prevent water-related disasters is inadequate especially in the developing world.

In this situation, remote-sensing techniques have demonstrated an extremely active innovation capacity in the field of continental waters during the last 20 years. They can now be used to locate water bodies and delineate river networks, to quantify and/or estimate water related variables such as precipitations, soil wetness, water levels, water storage, to monitor water balance of large river basins on time scales ranging from weeks to years, to quantify spatial parameters relevant for hydrological models and to provide real-time information for flood forecasting.

Among the most promising space missions are satellite altimetry missions, such as ESA's ERS and Envisat and NASA-CNES Topex-Poseidon, that provide surface water levels (lakes, reservoirs, rivers, wetlands and floodplains) and space gravity missions, like ESA's GOCE and NASA's GRACE, that provide estimates of the variations of terrestrial water storage (in soils, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater) in space and time. Used in conjunction with conventional observations and hydrological modelling, these observations from space also have the pot
'/>"/>

Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
European Space Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Shuttle brings space-grown strep bacteria back for study
2. UCs NIH grant brings technology from outer space to playgrounds
3. Spaceflight shown to alter ability of bacteria to cause disease
4. A new milestone in the GMES Space Component Program successfully achieved
5. Space technology harnessed to search out TB
6. The industrial space age
7. Yale scientists use nanotechnology to fight E. coli
8. Voice Biometrics Gains Traction as Most Accurate and Convenient Technology to Secure Customer Privacy
9. M2SYS Partners with SecuGen Corporation to Support Market Leading Hamster Plus Fingerprint Reader with Auto-On Technology
10. Silicon Valley Technology Leaders LaserCard Corporation and Tesla Motors Sign LaserPass Secure Access Deal
11. Nanotechnology: Whats that?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... a Good Clinical Practices (GCP) audit to confirm ... Administration (FDA) regulations. This accomplishment enables HITLAB to ... trials utilizing the highest principles for patient safety ... to improve global healthcare access, quality, and delivery ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/87pph8/global_facial ... "Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019" report to ... Facial recognition is a technology ... system measures the overall facial feature of a ... the distance between eyes. Facial recognition is used ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 10, 2014  Data Sciences International (DSI), the ... a new series of digital telemetry implants to ... M series, part of the PhysioTel™ Digital platform, ... possible physiologic data when incorporating functional endpoints into ... to toxicology studies has evolved from short ECG ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2
... Germany: New evidence has emerged that, contrary to some ... an increased risk of heart problems in women who ... In a study presented today (Thursday) at the 6th ... Dr Alain Monnier, said that this was important and ...
... The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the International Institute for ... that accurately maps where coral reefs are in the most ... The model, which is being applied in areas throughout the ... UK-based journal Ecological Modelling. , ...
... researchers have discovered an important clue to how iron ... the body. The finding could lead to developing new ... nutritional disorder., With C. elegans, a common microscopic worm ... animal and avian sciences, and his team identified previously ...
Cached Biology News:New research shows no link between aromatase inhibitors and cardiovascular problems 2New research shows no link between aromatase inhibitors and cardiovascular problems 3New study predicts where corals can thrive 2Bloodless worm sheds light on human blood, iron deficiency 2Bloodless worm sheds light on human blood, iron deficiency 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Achim Noack has been ... Stoller Group. In this position, Noack will assist Jerry ... matters, develop marketing strategy and supervise global marketing management ... “Achim has tremendous knowledge and experience in the crop ... “His experience and innovative thinking will be a great ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... This report is a professional ... For an overview analysis, the report introduces quartz ... structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, ... has witnessed rapid development with key manufacturers increasing ... report mentions quartz tubing upstream raw materials and ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Audacity, a leading California-based ... member of the Huntsworth Health Group, is proud to ... team. In her role, Gonzales will serve as Senior ... incredibly honored to welcome a talent of Jamie’s caliber ... Gaëtan Fraikin. “She is a proven healthcare innovation leader ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASI ... and commercialization of innovative therapeutics addressing cancer and other ... primary commercial focus on China , ... C meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... February 2015.  During this meeting the Company will seek ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Achim Noack Joins Stoller Group as Global Vice President of Marketing and Administration 22020 Quartz Tubing Market: Global Development & Forecasts Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Audacity Welcomes Healthcare Communications Expert Jamie Gonzales as Senior Vice President of Client Services 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 3CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 4CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 5
... locations on an Internet search page: top, middle and down. ... and other times its 100 feet long. Today, e-commerce is ... successful, only then will it will float on the surface ... like a submarine, it will stay caught in some mysterious ...
... Ohio State University's new "living laboratory" of teaching ... developed by Madison-based Sonic Foundry, Inc. , ... presentations, the company announced Monday. , ,The laboratory, ... Ohio State with data for making informed investment ...
... M. Mitchell Waldrop has put his Ph.D. in theoretical physics ... now as a public affairs officer for the National ... science writer in residence for the week, he ... Science's (and Journalism's) Secret Weapon, at which he discussed the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Does your web site have visibility? 2Does your web site have visibility? 3Ohio State's educational tech lab to use Sonic Foundry system 2NSF officer speaks on the future of journalism and science 2NSF officer speaks on the future of journalism and science 3
... Vector NTI Advance ... complete and highly integrated ... analysis and molecular biology ... graphics readily available for ...
... 50mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.5, 0.1mM ... 1mM benzamidine, 0.1% 2-mercaptoethanol and ... Phosphatase 2A1) partially purified enzyme ... QSepharose,amino-hexyl agarose, Superdex 200, and ...
Whole blood is collected from mice (Swiss Webster, 8-10 weeks old,either sex) and processed within 45 minutes of collection. The complement is then filtered and pooled on ice, bottled and stored at -...
... l-[35S]in vitro cell labeling mix, ... *Aqueous solution stabilized with 0.1% ... pyridine 3,4-dicarboxylic acid. *Amino acid ... labeling containing l-[35S]Methionine and l-[35S]Cysteine. ...
Biology Products: