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A speech of then-Vice President Al Gore in 1998 created a vision for a Digital Earth, and played a role in stimulating the development of a first generation of virtual globes, typified by Google Earth, that achieved many but not all the elements of this vision. The technical achievements of Google Earth, and the functionality of this first generation of(More)
Digital Earth 2020: towards the vision for the next decade Max Craglia a , Kees de Bie b , Davina Jackson c , Martino Pesaresi a , Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp d , Changlin Wang e , Alessandro Annoni a , Ling Bian f , Fred Campbell g , Manfred Ehlers h , John van Genderen b , Michael Goodchild i , Huadong Guo e , Anthony Lewis j , Richard Simpson k , Andrew(More)
Satellite remote sensing is a valuable tool for monitoring flooding. Microwave sensors are especially appropriate instruments, as they allow the differentiation of inundated from non-inundated areas, regardless of levels of solar illumination or frequency of cloud cover in regions experiencing substantial rainy seasons. In the current study we present the(More)
The Tibetan Plateau, a unique cold and dry region recognized as the Earth's third pole, is primarily composed of alpine grasslands (>60 %). While a warming climate in the plateau is being recorded, phenology of alpine grasslands and its climatic dependencies are less investigated. This study tests the feasibility of the frequently observed Moderate(More)
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