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Can satellites be used as an early warning system for landslides?

3 Jul 2017, Newcastle University

Researchers are using satellite data to map the movement of the earth before a landslide in a bid to develop a life-saving early warning system. Before and after images of the landslides provides vital information about the extent of the disaster, and can be used to assess the future risk in the area.





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