We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:20 PM
Algal Growth a Blooming Problem Space Station to Help Monitor
The green stuff that clouds up fish tanks Ė itís not just an aesthetic annoyance. In fact, if youíve been watching recent news of algal bloom concerns in Lake Erie, you know that the right conditions for algae can lead to contamination of local water sources, potentially impacting aquatic life and humans. What you might not have known is that among the resources to help study this problem you will find the International Space Stationís Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO).
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001