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Envisat Satellite Malfunctioning

Envisat Satellite Malfunctioning

Envisat, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) earth observation satellite, has stopped functioning properly.  Communication with the satellite was lost on April 8th when data was unable to be retrieved as it passed over the ground control station in Kiruna, Sweden.  Efforts by members of the ESA mission control team have […]

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Tracking Ash Plumes

Tracking Ash Plumes

Data pulled from several satellites has been put to use in understanding the behavior of ash plumes from the recent eruption of Grímsvötn in Iceland.  Measurements from various satellites were used to understand the spread, extension, concentration and movement of debris spewed from Grímsvötn. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI used data […]