The Experimental Testing of an Earth-Space System for Monitoring and Predicting the Development of Natural and Man-Made Disasters - GC (Uragan-GC) (Uragan-GC (Hurricane-GC)) - 04.18.18

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The Experimental Testing of an Earth-Space System for Monitoring and Predicting the Development of Natural and Man-Made Disasters GC (Uragan GC) investigation is designed to test technical equipment and methods of observing the Earth’s surface from the Russian segment of the International Space Station given the actual constraints from the ballistic conditions of ISS flight, crew work and rest schedules, crew time resources, weather and lighting conditions in the imaging area, etc. The objects being observed are natural and man-made areas that are potentially dangerous for the occurrence of catastrophic events, including the mountainous areas of the Krasnodar region, with the goal of predicting the occurrence of flooding and landslides. The human impact on the environment in the area of Sochi during the construction and operation of Olympic facilities is monitored, as is the state of the environment in areas containing conservation reserves, national parks, and other nature facilities
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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

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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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 - December 2002; November 2002 - May 2003; April 2003 - May 2012; September 2013 - September 2014

Expeditions Assigned
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19/20,21/22,23/24,25/26,27/28,29/30,37/38,39/40

Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Description
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Applications

Space Applications
No space application has been identified for this experiment.

Earth Applications
Space imagery and spectral information obtained during the experiment on the ISS RS will be widely used by different entities during scientific research and practical activities. At the present time, the feasibility has been established to apply them to studying events and objects, such as landslides, mountain rock falls, avalanches, movements of glaciers; patterns of the vegetation canopy; volcanic activity, consequences of earthquakes; catastrophic floods, patterns of snow melt, ice flows; forest fires; pollution near cities and oil spills in the water; changes in the environment; dust storms; indicators of climate change; geological structures.

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Operations

Operational Requirements and Protocols
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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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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
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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