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Casting a light on the Earth from space: How we use satellite observations to help understand the world we live in

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18:30 – 18:30 19 Nov 2015
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Lecture Theatre B, Physics & Astronomy Building, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH

Speakers: Dr Neil Humpage

For over fifty years, satellites launched into space have provided a unique viewpoint from which to observe the environment in which we live. As well as improving our understanding of the natural world, the satellite era has allowed us to observe, on a global scale, a period of environmental change unparalleled in history as a result of human activity. This talk will discuss how Earth observation techniques harnessing a wide range of different wavelengths of light have evolved over the years, and how we use these measurements to advance our abilities to forecast the weather, respond to natural disasters, and to monitor and assess our ever-changing impact on the environment.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP East Midlands Branch, in conjunction with the Leicester Physics Centre
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