Science (2) - Meditations

Explore posts from the Descartes Labs team.

Science

Clyde Wheeler

Nov 26, 2019 · 4 min read

The Satellites Hunting for Megafires

Descartes Labs has built an operational wildfire detector using satellite imagery which enabled the Los Angeles Times to release the first public report of the Kincade Fire.

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Tim Wallace

Sep 12, 2019 · 4 min read

Sharpening The Focus on Methane Emissions

The European Space Agency’s launch of the Sentinel-5P satellite in October of 2017 ushered in a new era of atmospheric monitoring from space. The instrument provides near-daily global measurements of...

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Descartes Labs

Sep 11, 2019 · 1 min read

Accelerating Research with the Impact Science Program

Descartes Labs applied scientist Dr. Kyle Story demonstrating the programmatic power of the Python API Descartes Labs aims to improve science around the world with free Platform API access for...

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Simone Fobi

Sep 9, 2019 · 5 min read

Blurry no more?! Using Deep Learning to Harmonize Satellite Imagery Across Resolutions

If you’ve ever gone online to find your favorite spot on a map and, upon zooming in, you were left disappointed because the images were blurry, pixelated, or otherwise not up to par, then keep...

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Alex Diamond

Jun 26, 2019 · 6 min read

Measuring Sustainability from Space

Digital supply chain transformations require “decision-useful” data to monitor and measure environmental and societal impacts. Space-based sensors and AI-derived data models help de-risk these...

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Descartes Labs

Jun 19, 2019 · 4 min read

Thunder from the Cloud: 40,000 Cores Running in Concert on AWS

Screenshot of Descartes Labs’ Linpack Benchmark score of 1.926 petaflops using publicly available cloud resources on Amazon Web Services. Descartes Labs builds one of the world’s TOP500 fastest...

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Science

Dylan Rich

Jun 5, 2019 · 3 min read

Extraordinary Views of Earth from a Frankly Wacky Satellite

Earth as a blue marble rolling around in space, made possible with unique observations by DSCOVR EPIC. In February of 2015, after years of delays (including seven that saw the project literally...

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Science

Louis Vernon

May 20, 2019 · 3 min read

Custom Kubernetes Scaling via Envoy Metrics

A selection of data products returned from our Raster service   The Descartes Labs Platform runs on Kubernetes and scales from hundreds to tens of thousands of cores in response to customer traffic.

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Krishna Karra

May 1, 2019 · 5 min read

Texas Reigns Supreme in U.S. Energy Production (and McCamey Shows Us How)

This eight-mile-across image of McCamey, Texas sits in a part of the state with a seemingly endless network of oil and gas infrastructure, but it also features the giant Upton 2 solar farm (which...

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Tim Wallace

Apr 24, 2019 · 9 min read