LSBC welcomes the Sentinel-6: Observe our Mother Planet Earth!
Earth Observation (EO) Scientists vastly value the data of the rich diversity in the natural resources. Consequently, the Scientists boldly believe that the global mean sea level is rising because of the change in climate. In fact, the European Union (EU) has set its eyes on our mother planet Earth with a grand goal of monitoring under the Copernicus Earth Observation Program. Indeed, the Sentinel Satellites are the main element of the Copernicus Space Component. Accordingly, at the Luxembourg Slovenian Business Club (LSBC), the Author brightly believes that humanity can find smarter solutions to address pollution and contain change in climate. Operating in Luxembourg, the LSBC explores the opportunities with possibilities in a Smart Luxembourg. As a matter of fact, the engaging entrepreneurs are solicited for innovative ideas. Thus, the LSBC will strongly support entrepreneurs to embark in one of the transcending markets in Luxembourg, the healthy heart of Europe.
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite introduces the data of the topography of the global ocean. As shown in Fig. 1., it is the next radar altimetry reference mission to broaden the benefaction of qualitative quantification of sea-surface heights. The Poseidon-4 dual-frequency (C band and Ku band) radar altimeter allows for analyzing the waveform generated by the returned echo pulse over the ocean. Consequently, the sea-surface height from the Sentinel-6 radar range is derived from the shape of the waveform. As a matter of fact, the slope of the waveform leading edge helps in deriving the noteworthy wave height. Indeed, the power of the radar echo expresses the rough ocean surface wind speed. Accordingly, very large tidal ranges are the result of the change in the atmospheric environment. Thus, the Author aims to focus on ‘Environmental Protection (Sustainable Moon, 2019)’ while introducing the concept of a ‘Sustainable Earth’.
SAR Polarimetry – Trace Tidal Ranges
In our last research work ‘LSBC sights a Smart Luxembourg: Dear Moon is a boon to Humanity!’, we concluded that humanity feels safe in an engaging envelope of ambient atmosphere and follows the roadmap to explore outer space for addressing societal challenges and ensuring sustainability. In fact, humanity learned the importance of monitoring vulnerable ecosystems (Omari et al., 2020). Indeed, the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data can be utilized to enhance the navigational capabilities in open oceans (Singhroy, V., and Charbonneau, F., 2014). Thus, the Earth Observation data augments the analysis of environmental resources.
Concept and Application
Globally, remarkable researchers and sagacious scientists in connected countries use Earth Observation (EO) data for scientific research and development of space applications and technology. In fact, the impact of change in climate can be evidently expressed by using the EO data. Indeed, the rise in global mean sea level and intertidal ranges are subject in environments with different characteristics (Archer, A. W., 2013). For characterizing the changes in coastal areas, the rapid revisit time needs to be higher in the absence of several satellite acquisition cycles. Also, the dynamic environmental processes intensively influence the changes of the target zone and mapping the complexity of the target enhances the confidence of environmental protection (Short, A. D., 2004). Consequently, the Author fundamentally focuses on ‘Sustainability for Society’ to drive socio-economic growth of humanity. Hence, the LSBC strongly stands to coordinate and collaborate with engaging entrepreneurs while augmenting interdisciplinary business aspects.
Humanity strongly stands to make comprehensively confident commitments with advancing technology. Consequently, the most engaging evidence for the change in climate fundamentally fuels optimistic opportunities for technological advancements in environmental protection. As a matter of fact, humanity is introducing the habit to inhabit our only mother Planet Earth confidently. As a result, humankind is responsible to use the Earth Observation data to address societal challenges and augment global environmental sustainability.
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