InSight mission to Mars Lands Nov. 26

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After a successful launch in May 5, 2018 the Insight mission sent to Mars to explore Mars’ interior structure is planned to land on November 26, 2018. The interesting part is the mission landing will be monitored by two cube satellites that were launched with Insight and have been traveling on their own since the launch as show in the launch video below. The landing can be watched live on Nov. 26, 2018.

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Bible on Radar/SAR/Microwave Remote Sensing

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Considered as the bible on microwave, radar/SAR remote sensing I had to have a copy of this compendium written by pioneers in the field. One of the images puts the 1000 page book to scale.

How Groundwater Extraction & Replenishing Causes Surface Deformation & Subsidence

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Researchers at Caltech made the animations below which show the seasonal deformation and subsidence of Earth’s surface, respectively,  as a result of groundwater extraction and refilling. This occurs when soil and earth layers are compacted and undergo subsidence due to the decrease of upward hydrostatic pressure balancing the weight of the layers.

Surface deformation and subsidence of Earth’s surface is measured using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR). ISAR is also used for natural hazard assessment. This includes applications to regions of volcanic, tectonic (e.g. faults and mountains), and construction activities.

 

source: Caltech

Research Proposal Writing

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Research Proposal Writing for Business, Social Sciences and Humanities covers some good material:

 

Convolutional Neural Network for Oil Spill detection in Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite Images

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5th Day at DTU PhD Summer School

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The 5th day at the DTU PhD Summer School on Remote Sensing for Wind Energy covered Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing and power curves.

It concluded with a plenary session.

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4th Day at DTU PhD Summer School

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The fourth day of the DTU PhD Summer School on Remote Sensing for Wind Energy focused on scanning wind lidars, complex terrains, turbulence and wind profiles.