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China to Build Platform for Arctic Environment Remote Sensing

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China has launched a project to build a platform of collaborative research on the Arctic environment using remote sensing and numerical models, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Thursday.The project, led by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of CAS, is aimed at stably and efficiently obtaining and processing observation data recorded by satellites and field stations.

Dec 13, 2018

Scientists Find Roman Ruins Using Orbiting Eye

Chinese scientists recently discovered 10 new archaeological sites in Tunisia dating to ancient Rome using Chinese space-based remote sensing technology.The archaeological sites are located in three Tunisian provinces - Gafsa, Tataouine and Medenine - Tunisian Culture Minister Mohamed Zine El-Abidine said at a recent news conference.

May 03, 2018

Remote Sensing Land-use Database Updated

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) --The latest construction of a remote sensing monitoring database of China's land-use at a 1:100,000 scale has been completed.

Jun 20, 2018

China Exclusive: Wenchuan Shows Effects of Ecological Restoration after 10 Years: Report

BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Remote sensing images showed that the environment returning to normal in the Wenchuan earthquake zone ten years after the event, according to a report by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).The survey showed that landslide areas have been covered by vegetation and that landslides have decreased in the monitoring areas.

May 08, 2018

How does GEOS-5-based Planetary Boundary Layer Height and Humidity Vary across China?

Dr. Yidan SI and Associate Professor Shenshen LI, from the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, used ground-observed data to validate the GEOS-5-assimilated PBLH and RH released by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office. They found that, overall, the simulated RH was consistent with the statistical data from meteorological stations, while the simulated PBLH was underestimated compared to LIDAR data by a factor of approximately two.

Mar 08, 2018