News tagged with topography

Space Radar Reveals Topography of Tsunami Site

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two color-coded perspective views of the Independent State of Samoa (left) and American Samoa (right), generated with digital elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, illustrate the varying ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Stone Age tools help modern manufacturing

Innovative research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Bradford used laser microscopes to explore how stone tools were used in prehistory, and the process has helped streamline surface measurement ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in General Physics
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Location matters in the lowland Amazon

You know the old saying: Location, location, location? It turns out that it applies to the Amazon rainforest, too. New work from Carnegie's Greg Asner illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across the lowland ...

dateMay 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Floundering El Ninos Make for Fickle Forecasts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since May 2009, the tropical Pacific Ocean has switched from a cool pattern of ocean circulation known as La Niña to her warmer sibling, El Niño. This cyclical warming of the ocean waters in the central ...

dateSep 29, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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