Hurricane: Experimental Development of Groundbased System of Monitoring and Predicting the Progression of a Naturally Occurring Technogenic Catastrophe (Uragan-GC (Hurricane-GC)) - 07.15.14

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Science Objectives for Everyone Uragan (Hurricane) Earth-imaging investigation.

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • Lev Vasilievich Desinov, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IG RAS), Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    Research Benefits
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    ISS Expedition Duration
    November 2000 - May 2012

    Expeditions Assigned
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19/20,21/22,23/24,25/26,27/28,29/30

    Previous ISS Missions
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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    Natural and man-made disasters entail a great number of victims and have a devastating effect upon the economies of many countries. Due to this fact, it is required to arrange at the ISS a permanent monitoring of the areas where natural and man-made disasters are forecasted, as well as prompt notifying public bodies and local authorities about unfavorable or disastrous development of events.

    This experiment further develops a sequence of visual observations of the Earth surface started earlier at the Mir station. The ISS RS-based subsequent expeditions will build up an automatic observation system designed to watch the development of catastrophic events via electronic-optical equipment, which is on a par with the world standards set in its characteristics and provides round-the-clock monitoring capability. Initial classification and decoding of catastrophic event signs will be carried out by cosmonauts onboard the ISS RS using a dedicated software. During conduct of a spaceborne experiment operational recording and downlink transmission of data on catastrophic event origination, development and scope are planned to be carried out. Observation and registration of development of ISS RS downlinked catastrophic phenomena and development of criteria of classification and decoding of catastrophic phenomena indications.

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    Applications

    Space Applications
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    Earth Applications
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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    Binocular spyglass with a digital video camera Sony DCR-TRV9E.

    Operational Protocols
    Conduct of visual observations followed by recording of catastrophic phenomena development processes on video and photography apparatus.

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    Results/More Information
    A generation of computer-aided databases on recorded catastrophic phenomena. Also, the preliminary development of decoding criteria for downlinked images of catastrophes followed by their classification.

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    Related Websites
    Coordinating Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency [Russian]
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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    Imagery

    image Rubinar 40x110 device which includes binocular spyglass with a digital video camera Sony DCR-TRV9E.
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    image Image captured using the Uragan camera on ISS.
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    image Image captured using the Uragan camera on ISS.
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