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  1. Keeping an eye on epidemics from space

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    28 Septembre 2006

    Malaria, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever, West Nile virus and Chikungunya are all mosquito-borne diseases. What can we do to control these insects capable of spreading viruses throughout entire regions? Emerging alternatives to aggressive solutions are increasingly relying on space-based tools. Culling livestock or eradicating mosquitoes across an entire region is a costly business and can sometimes have harmful effects. But less radical solutions are now proving their worth, in particular mitigation and near-real-time monitoring using early-warning systems.

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  2. Concordiasi: le climat de l’Antarctique

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    14 Janvier 2009

    In September and October 2009, 18 drifting balloons will be released to acquire measurements in the stratosphere. Twelve of them will release 600 parachuted dropsondes to establish vertical profiles of the troposphere.

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  3. SAFIRE studies the atmosphere from the air

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    12 Août 2009

    In 1947, the 1st airborne measurements began aiding scientists studying Earth’s atmosphere. Today, the SAFIRE joint research unit created in 2004 fulfils this data collection function.

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