Do the British have weather worth talking about?

Download this page in PDF format Everyone knows the British like to talk about the weather. But last week even NASA was talking about the British weather – so you know something must be happening! Well, it’s been hot. Now … Continue reading

Unintended Consequences of Energy Saving

Download this page in PDF format Last month a report in Science Advances got a lot of publicity as it described the increase in global light pollution following research using satellite data. Even more interesting was the fact that one … Continue reading

No Paraskevidekatriaphobia For Sentinel-5P!

Download this page in PDF format On Friday the latest of the Sentinel satellites, Sentinel-5P, is due to be launched at 09.27 GMT from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Friday is the 13th October, and within parts of the western world … Continue reading

Optical Imagery is Eclipsed!

Download this page in PDF format Last week’s eclipse gave an excellent demonstration of the sun’s role in optical remote sensing. The image to the left was acquired on the 21st August by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) … Continue reading

If no-one is there when an iceberg is born, does anyone see it?

Download this page in PDF format The titular paraphrasing of the famous falling tree in the forest riddle was well and truly answered this week, and shows just how far satellite remote sensing has come in recent years. Last week … Continue reading

Monitoring Fires From Space

Download this page in PDF format Monitoring fires from space has significant advantages when compared to on-ground activity. Not only are wider areas easier to monitor, but there are obvious safety benefits too. The different ways this can be done … Continue reading

The Day the Lights Dimmed

Download this page in PDF format According to the paper published by Falchi et al in June 2016 around 80% of the world’s population suffer from light pollution. The paper, ‘The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness’, further … Continue reading

Night-time Treats

Download this page in PDF format The Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics featured a plane taking off from the Maracanã Stadium and treating us to a fantastic night flight over Rio. It was a beautiful sequence to celebrate the … Continue reading

Ocean Colour Cubes

Download this page in PDF format It’s an exciting time to be in ocean colour! A couple of weeks ago we highlighted the new US partnership using ocean colour as an early warning system for harmful freshwater algae blooms, and … Continue reading

Goodbye HICO, Hello PACE – Ocean Colour’s Satellite Symmetry

Download this page in PDF format Ocean colour is the acorn from which Pixalytics eventually grew, and so we were delighted to see last week’s NASA announcement that one of their next generation ocean colour satellites is now more secure … Continue reading