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Landsat satellites see Texas crop circles

(Phys.org) -- A water-rich polka dot pattern takes over the traditional rectangular patchwork of fields in this time series animation of 40 years of Landsat images. In the dry Texas panhandle near the town of Dalhart, this ...

Apr 27, 2012
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Image: Aral Sea from orbit

This multitemporal Sentinel-1A radar image shows the Aral Sea, located on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia.

Mar 27, 2015
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Ag-tech startup helps farmers analyze water use

Water usage may be California's No. 1 topic in 2015—and last year and the one before that. As the state enters its fourth year of drought, everyone is seeking new options for monitoring and usage of this ...

Mar 18, 2015
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Finding  the next famine

Last year, Christopher Hillbruner, N07, had 10 countries on the front burner, all in danger of boiling over. In Central America, drought and an epidemic of coffee rust had reduced crop yields and driven down wages, making ...

Mar 09, 2015
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How rain is dependent on soil moisture

It rains in summer most frequently when the ground holds a lot of moisture. However, precipitation is most likely to fall in regions where the soil is comparatively dry. This is the conclusion reached by ...

Mar 06, 2015
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