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So, about all that plastic in the ocean…

So, about all that plastic in the ocean…

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For thousands of years humans have existed on Earth, but it is only in the last 100 or so that plastics have entered our lives. These days you can barely go a minute without touching something made from some kind of plastic. But while we’ve been getting all swept up in the convenience that synthetic polymers bring us, the trash has been piling up. Millions of metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year, and no one really knows…

 

Predicting disaster before it strikes: InSAR in Australia

The very first InSAR results using the new Sentinel-1 satellite over Australia have recently been published. The results reveal displacements related to groundwater and land use changes in Western Australia’s Perth Basin, and shows promise for a roll out for additional applications in other locations.

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) uses two or more Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of an area to identify surface movements through time. Also referred to as Differential InSAR (DInSAR), the approach is a promising and relatively new method to measure land use changes…

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