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Hot Air

*** Hot Air has been featured in the Ballooning Journal twice! (May/June 2012 and Jan/Feb 2014) *** Hot Air is a flight logging and...

October 18, 2014 By Shawn E. Gano

NCI delivers science cloud for data-intensive research

The National Computational Infrastructure has built an on-demand, high-performance cloud computing environment to process data-intensive computations, such as climate change, earth system science, and life sciences research.

September 16, 2014


Journey Recorder will help monitor the average speed you are traveling at. This is fun while running or making a bike-ride. However,...

July 18, 2013 By Robert Hoek

ESurvey KML

ESurvey KML (Export) - Export your CAD Drawing to Google Earth readable format (KML File) ESurvey KML (Import) - Import traced Lines...

July 12, 2013 By ESurveying Softech

Big Data, Google AdWords & Planet Earth

A Tweet came flying past my window this morning claiming that over the next two years we will see more data being generated than was created in the last 20 years. The statement was attributed to Darren Thomas who is VP & GM of the Dell Enterprise Storage Group.

June 9, 2010 by

Hey, deniers, is hotter oceans not part of global warming? Just another hoax?

One of the standard arguments of those who claim to have evidence that global warming is a hoax--or evil conspiracy or even a plot by nefarious forces trying to control the planet--is that the earth is, in fact getting cooler. That all began as a specious use of data since 1998, still the hottest year on record, and then skewing the data so that 1998 is the peak and it's not beeen that hot since, ergo it's cooling.

September 20, 2009 by

Satellites seeing clearly despite clouds

Two researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a mathematical tweak which dramatically improves air pollution detection on cloudy days. They've found a way to reduce cloud-induced glare when satellites measure blue skies on cloudy days, by as much as ten-fold in some cases. 'Because clouds represent one of the largest areas of uncertainty, eventually this could lead to improved climate models.' The method is remarkably simple. Researchers discovered that combining measurements of reflected light at several wavelengths can eliminate the cloud effects, making air pollution measurements much more accurate. These results need to be confirmed, but the method could soon be used to data being collected by NASA's Earth Observing System in skies near clouds. But read more...

May 13, 2008 by

Google looking to map the abyss

Google has tackled visualization of Earth, and more recently the sky, by offering up free imagery to the public with Google Earth and Google Maps. The data Google is giving away for free is simply breathtaking -- it's hard to believe we never had access to it as recent as three years ago.

April 30, 2008 by

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