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Loess landscapes could be major source of dust

Dust, which affects weather and climate and can be hazardous to health, can be generated when sand or silt grains are either dislodged from the surface by other windblown grains (saltation) or lifted by wind directly (direct ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Sharp-eyed Proba-V works around the clock

More than 5000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus a quick peek at the Olympics: in its first two months of work, the vegetation-monitoring Proba-V minisatellite has yielded ...

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Glowing plants a sign of health

Radiant skin is considered a sign of good health in humans, but plants also glow when they are well. A potential new ESA satellite could use this fluorescence to track the health and productivity of vegetation ...

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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