Chin Lakes, Alberta Jun 06, 2015

Sub-daily Dove Imagery Used to Measure River Velocity

If it were possible, a stationary observer in sun synchronous orbit would see one Planet Dove satellite rocket past every ~90 seconds. At polar latitudes, the relative speed of Earth’s rotation is much lower, like the inside tracks of a…...


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Tracking the scientific discoveries made by Planet's Education and Research community

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RapidEye Imagery Used to Monitor Suspended Sediments in Tropical Rivers

The flow of suspended sediment—fine particles carried by the water column—varies widely in tropical rivers, and can influence water availability, silting of reservoirs and pollution. Monitoring sediment loads over large rivers can be difficult with ground stations, making remote sensing…

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Structure-from-motion with SkySat Video

Unique among commercial sensors, the SkySats are capable of full-motion, panchromatic video from space. Ramon Arrowsmith, professor of Geology at Arizona State University decomposed one SkySat video to produce 3D models. As Ramon notes in his Active Tectonics Blog, SkySat…

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Stanford Students Deploy Deep Learning with Planet Imagery

As Planet's Education and Research Community continues to grow, students are increasingly working with Planet imagery in college courses. At Stanford University, several students recently utilized Planet imagery in Computer Science 230: Deep Learning. Ian Avery Bick, Dennis Wang and…

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Forest Biomass Monitoring with the RapidEye Constellation

When working with forest carbon stocks and emissions, it is notable that there is no strictly “true” data. In order to directly measure carbon in forests, one would need to cut the vegetation, dry it, weigh it, chip it up, and push it through a mass spectrometer. This being a self-defeating enterprise, […]

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On-orbit Wine Tasting? Monitoring Vineyards with Planet Satellites

Lianas—woody vines, including grapes—are structural parasites. Climbing on their hosts to get to the sunlight means lianas can spend less energy supporting themselves, devoting more to producing leaves and fruit. The risk is that their wood is less robust to stress, like freezing cold temperatures. As the water in the plant’s veins […]

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Dove Imagery used to Assess Economic Damage after a Wildfire in Haifa, Israel

In November, 2016, Haifa, Israel experienced a fire on the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), causing damage to homes and other infrastructure in the urban forest landscape. The damage was visible in several Earth Observation datasets, including MODIS, Sentinel-2, and the Planet Dove constellation. Yaron Michael, in the Department of Geography and Environment at […]

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Change Detection in 3D: Generating Digital Elevation Models from Dove Imagery

Many communities live in mountainous or glaciated terrain, with a constant threat of landslides and avalanches. Remote sensing methods, including construction of digital elevation models (DEMs), have the potential to detect deformation of the Earth’s surface—not only horizontally, but also vertically. While active sensors like radar are excellent for detecting this 3D […]

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Daily, High-resolution Leaf Area Index from Sensor Fusion with Planet, Landsat and MODIS

Classic remote sensing for agricultural relies heavily on indices like NDVI (Normalized Differential Vegetation Index), which uses information from the red and near-infrared portions of the spectrum to provide an indicator of vegetation greenness and vitality. However, other indices, often implicating other parts of the spectrum, may provided added and actionable information […]

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