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Satellites deliver the global disaster forecast

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By Hazel Muir SOFTWARE that can recognise rapidly changing events on the Earth’s surface from space is set to warn of flash floods, volcanic eruptions and oil spills far more quickly than has been possible until now. It can take weeks to spot new features in the deluge of data beamed back to Earth from remote-sensing spacecraft. For instance, Europe’s premier Earth observation satellite, Envisat,