Research News

High-resolution Ice Radar System Contributes to China’s Antarctic Expedition

During the latest Chinese Antarctica Research Expedition (CHINARE 39) which wrapped up in April, 2023, a high-resolution shallow ice radar system developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was applied to measure the ice sheet surrounding Zhongshan Station, where an airport on the ice is planned.

Jul 10, 2023

Spatial Observation Sheds Light on Sustainable Development of Giant Panda Habitat

A new book “Spatial Observation of Giant Panda Habitat: Techniques and Methods” jointly published by the Science Press and Springer Publishing Company tells how space technologies can be used to monitor the habitat of giant pandas, and to facilitate the sustainable development of natural heritage sites.

Jun 09, 2023

China Releases World’s First 5-meter-resolution Broadband Multi-spectral Satellite Dataset

The world's first 5-meter-resolution Broadband Multi-spectral Satellite Dataset (JLS-5M) was officially opened to global users for sharing during the 6th Asia-Oceania Group on Earth Observations (AOGEO) Workshop, which held in the University of Macau from May 29 to 31, 2023. The data is available through the National Earth Observation Data Center.

Jun 02, 2023

AIR Scientists Propose Novel Method to Estimate Human-caused Heat Emission

A research team led by Prof. MENG Qingyan from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed an estimation method to quantify the impacts of anthropogenic heat (AH) on UHI. The study was published in Remote Sensing of Environment.

Jun 02, 2023

Chinese Aeronautic Remote Sensing System Acquires World's First Multi-Source Detection Dataset of Mountain Glacier

Using an aeronautic remote sensing system, Chinese scientists have obtained effective mountain glacier data during an ongoing airborne-ground science experiment on detecting the condition of Bayi Glacier in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Qinghai Province, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is the first time internationally that a combined P-band, L-band, and VHF-band radar glacier detection experiment was conducted based on an airborne platform.

May 18, 2023