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February 10th, 2011
Satellites Could Keep an Eye Out for Floods

Another week, another serious flood – monsoonal rains in Sri Lanka have displaced around 320,000 people in recent days. The deluge comes in the wake of other floods in Brazil, the Philippines and Australia, all since the turn of the year. And as La Niña settles in for the decade, floods are expected more frequently. Monitoring those floods may soon be much easier and more accurate, though, as meteorologists look to the skies to create a global early warning system. Read More