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Belmont Forum: joined-up thinking from science funders

June 26th, 2017 : 08:11 AM

By Vicky Lucas The Belmont Forum supports ‘international transdisciplinary research providing knowledge for understanding, mitigating and adapting to global environmental change’. The Belmont Forum fund research and themes include sustainability, climate predictability, ecosystem services and arctic observing.  The group considers … Continue reading

Soil Moisture retrieval from satellite SAR imagery

June 19th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Keith Morrison Soil moisture retrieval from satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery uses the knowledge that the signal reflected from a soil is related to its dielectric properties. For a given soil type, variations in dielectric are controlled solely … Continue reading

Can observations of the ocean help predict the weather?

June 12th, 2017 : 06:45 AM

By Amos Lawless It has long been recognized that there are strong interactions between the atmosphere and the ocean. For example, the sea surface temperature affects what happens in the lower boundary of the atmosphere, while heat, momentum and moisture … Continue reading


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