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Accession Number N20120011769
Title Crew Earth Observations: Twelve Years of Documenting Earth from the International Space Station.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 3p
Personal Author C. A. Evans K. Willis M. Dawson M. Trenchard M. J. Wilkinson S. Runco W. L. Stefanov
Abstract The Crew Earth Observations (CEO) payload was one of the initial experiments aboard the International Space Station, and has been continuously collecting data about the Earth since Expedition 1. The design of the experiment is simple: using state-of-the-art camera equipment, astronauts collect imagery of the Earth's surface over defined regions of scientific interest and also document dynamic events such as storms systems, floods, wild fires and volcanic eruptions. To date, CEO has provided roughly 600,000 images of Earth, capturing views of features and processes on land, the oceans, and the atmosphere. CEO data are less rigorously constrained than other remote sensing data, but the volume of data, and the unique attributes of the imagery provide a rich and understandable view of the Earth that is difficult to achieve from the classic remote sensing platforms. In addition, the length-of-record of the imagery dataset, especially when combined with astronaut photography from other NASA and Russian missions starting in the early 1960s, provides a valuable record of changes on the surface of the Earth over 50 years. This time period coincides with the rapid growth of human settlements and human infrastructure.
Keywords Earth observations(From space)
International space station

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 48C - Natural Resource Surveys
84 - Space Technology
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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