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Study Reveals Impact of Surface Heterogeneity on Satellite Soil Moisture Products

A study conducted by researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), sheds light on the reliability and error tracing of microwave soil moisture products on a global scale.

Mar 25, 2024

Understanding Synergies and Trade-offs in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from China

In the pursuit of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, understanding the interconnectedness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at both national and sub-national levels is crucial. A recent study focusing on China sheds light on the significance of recognizing synergies and trade-offs among these goals, offering valuable insights for policymakers worldwide.

Mar 15, 2024

China Focus: Researchers Uncover Future Variations of Irrigation Water Use in China

BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Researchers have developed a new method using machine learning and multiple data sets to estimate irrigation water use (IWU) across China, and also revealed how water use might change in the future based on different climate and economic scenarios.

Mar 13, 2024

Journal of Remote Sensing Included in Engineering Index Compendex Database

The Journal of Remote Sensing, a publication hosted by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and co-published in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), achieved a milestone on March 4, 2023. It was indexed in the well-respected international database Engineering Index Compendex (Ei Compendex). This marks another achievement for the journal, which has been indexed in the EI, Web of Science (WOS) Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), CAB Abstracts, SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, Inspec, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), and eight other databases.

Mar 13, 2024

Global Agricultural Outlook 2024: Mixed Prospects Amid Climate Extremes

In light of the most recent remote sensing, meteorological, and ground observation data covering the period from October 2023 to January 2024, the latest CropWatch Bulletin reveals a nuanced landscape of crop production amidst climate extremes. According to the report, while the majority of major agricultural countries benefit from favorable agricultural conditions, record-high global temperatures have disrupted traditional temperature and precipitation patterns.

Mar 07, 2024