Remote sensing

Wind measurement satellite with custom CCD lifts off

The European Space Agency’s Aeolus satellite containing a powerful UV laser and custom CCD detector for measuring wind speed has been launched into space yesterday. It will provide detailed profiles of the Earth's winds to improve weather forecasts

Disaster analysis

Jessica Rowbury looks at how satellite imagery and other remote sensing technology is used to study natural disasters

Spectroscopy meets imaging

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging techniques, which combine spectroscopy and imaging, are opening up a range of applications from environmental monitoring and agricultural research to automation of plastic recycling, as Greg Blackman discovers

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