Sundarbans, Bangladesh and India
Image of the Sundarbans (in dark green) on 2 March 2015 from the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite. The Sundarbans are located at the mouth of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers between India and Bangladesh. Covering approximately 10,000 square kilometers, it contains the world's largest mangrove forests and is home to one of the largest Bengal tiger reserves. Visit Worldview to visualize near real-time data from EOSDIS.
DAAC Image of the Week – Radar helps reveal secrets of a volcano
This interferogram of Chile’s Cordon Caulle, processed from the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) data at the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) DAAC, is draped over a NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model. The colors show motion of the land surface, which helped researchers understand the volcano’s eruption and find evidence of a long-lived, shallow magma reservoir (Jay et al., 2014). Click to learn more about the ASF DAAC.
A baffling signal in the tropics
Scientists utilize data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) to study the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). The MJO signal, a mélange of intense atmospheric convection, air pressure, and wind, is so strong that it can spike rainfall in the South Asian and Australian monsoons and increase the number of violent tornado outbreaks in the United States. Understanding it could improve long-range weather forecasts and enable scientists to further refine computer models of global climate. Click to read more of this Sensing Our Planet article.
SEDAC Map of the Week - Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates of Jakarta, Indonesia, 2010
Map of Jakarta, Indonesia's 2010 estimates of population density (left) and the low elevation coastal zone (right). The Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates, Version 2, 2010 data set consists of country-level estimates of urban population, rural population, total population and land area country-wide and in LECZs for the years 1990, 2000, 2010, 2100. Visit SEDAC for more information.
Introducing Earthdata Search - Beta!
Check out the beta release of the Earthdata Search client! Earthdata Search combines the latest EOSDIS service offerings with user experience research and expertise, producing a state-of-the-art client for discovering, searching, visualizing, and retrieving Earth science data.