14 Jun '11, 12pm

Google Earth used to identify marine animal behavior

Google Earth used to identify marine animal behavior

Google Earth enhances oceans' layer (06/08/2011) How do you celebrate World Oceans Day? Well, if you're Google you make the oceans of the world's most impressive interactive digital globe, Google Earth, come alive. With oceanographers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Google Earth has fine-tuned its oceans' resolution in selected areas from 1 kilometer to just 100 meters. New technology enables scientists to map rainforest biodiversity by airplane (06/02/2011) A new airplane-based remote-sensing and analysis system will enable scientists to catalog tree species as they create three-dimensional maps of tropical forests. Unveiled today at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California by Greg Asner of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, the newest version of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (CAO) will offer powerful insigh...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0614-hance_ge_marineanimals...

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