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How TAMSAT have been supporting African people for over 35 years

December 5th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Ross Maidment The University of Reading’s TAMSAT group ( ) have helped pioneer the use of satellite imagery in rainfall estimation across Africa since the early 1980s when the group was first established. Thanks to some bright and innovative minds … Continue reading

Flying through the Indian monsoon

November 28th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Andy Turner Forecasting the monsoon in India continues to be a challenge for scientists, both for the season ahead and long into the future, the monsoon being vital for 80% of the country’s annual rainfall and securing the food … Continue reading

From kilobytes to petabytes for global change research: take the skills survey!

November 21st, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Vicky Lucas Institute for Environmental Analytics If you deal with megabytes of environmental sample data, or gigabytes of sensor data, or terabytes of model data or petabytes of remote sensing data, then I’d like you to take a survey.  … Continue reading

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