tirsdag den 26. maj 2009

ESA map reveals European shipping routes like never before

Der er altid en sammenhæng - et kort gør det blot endnu mere synligt ...

There is always a connectiom - a map makes it visual for the naked eye ...


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Animation comprised of a NO2 map placed on top of a shipping route map to show the routes clearly correspond to the pattern of detected NO2. (See the high-res version).

The shipping route map derived from the analysis of Wide Swath Medium resolution mode products from the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument on ESA's Envisat satellite between 2002 to 2009. The NO2 map shows yearly average tropospheric nitrogen dioxide measurements for 2008 as performed by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on the NASA EOS-Aura satellite. OMI represents the Dutch contribution to the mission. ESA is supporting OMI as a Third Party Mission, which means it uses its multi-mission ground systems to acquire, archive and distribute data from this instrument. [...]

Source: The Map Room

Read more: http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMBDI0OWUF_index_1.html

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