Research News

Dam Proposed to Address Soil, Flooding Risks

Chinese environmental engineers and activists are advocating the construction of a dam to prevent the loss of frozen soil in the Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve in Qinghai province, an isolated region in the northwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau that was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2017.The proposed dam would be near the reserve's Zunai Lake, a major breeding area for the Tibetan antelope, said Lu Shanlong, a researcher at the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation and a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Aerospace Information Research Institute.

Feb 18, 2019

Balloon Makes Water-vapor Observation at Record Altitude in Tibet

The Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research (STEP) project in the town Lulangin of Tibet’s Linzhi City carried out water vapor observations on January 22, 2019, using a tethered balloon (Jimu-1), developed by the CAS Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR).The team was successful in making water vapor observation at a height of more than 6,200 meters above sea level. This is the first time that such a task has been achieved at this altitude.

Jan 25, 2019

AIR Releases a Report on Monitoring and Forecasting of Global Soybean and Rice Diseases and Pests

An AIR research team led by Prof. HUANG Wenjiang recently published a remote sensing early-warning report about global soybean and rice diseases and pests using remote sensing technology. It forecasts the long-term development of typical diseases and pets of soybeans and rice during their key growth periods across the world.

Dec 27, 2018

Comprehensive Test Site of SAR Remote Sensing Operational in North China

The opening ceremony for the Comprehensive Experimental Site of SAR (synthetic aperture radar) Remote Sensing was held in Zhangjiakou in north China’s Hebei Province on November 10, 2018.

Nov 14, 2018

AIR Completed Sino-Laos-Cambodia Beidou Satellite Positioning Application Demonstration Project

The Sino-Laos-Cambodia Beidou satellite positioning application demonstration project passed the acceptance-check by an expert panel of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology on Dec. 13, 2018.

Dec 31, 2018