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With approximately 40% of the world's population living within 100 kilometers (km) of the coast, floods affect more people worldwide than any other type of natural disaster. Remote sensing data can be used to identify the vulnerability, exposure, and flooding risk of communities as well as help mitigate the social and economic impacts of these events. A new Floods Data Pathfinder shows how remotely-sensed data can help evaluate the areas prone to flooding and mitigate the impacts of flooding events.
Dr. Christopher Justice, Chair of the University of Maryland Department of Geographical Science and a leader in the development of NASA's Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE), has been awarded NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. This award recognizes Dr. Justice's generous leadership in the development and success of LANCE, which has transformed the way NASA Earth observation data are used. Learn more: https://bit.ly/33AEjia
NASA Earthdata resources such as the Wildfires Data Pathfinder and the Wildfires Data Toolkit provide access to NASA datasets that can aid in forecasting wildfire events, monitor ongoing active fires and hotspots, and assess post-fire impacts. Find information about the datasets and helpful resources including webinars, tutorials, and feature articles on a variety of wildfires-related topics, including active fire/thermal anomalies, land dynamics, smoke plumes and air quality, and more.
This new cloud primer provides step-by-step tutorials on how to get started in the AWS cloud. The tutorials are listed in the recommended reading order. However, feel free to read them in an order that coincides with your background and preference. View/Download tutorials: https://go.nasa.gov/2H4oDef
Fifteen years ago Hurricane Katrina caused severe damage to communities on the Gulf Coast of the United States. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been very active already, with 13 named storms as of August 28, 2020. NASA data and tools can be used to track the movement and development of severe storms, and aid in assessing post-storm impacts. Learn more about NASA tropical storm resources in the new Cyclones Data Pathfinder.
Fires South of Etosha Pan, Namibia
Image captured on 18 October 2020, by the MODIS instrument, aboard the Terra satellite.
The Pangeo Project: Developing Community Tools For a New Era of Data Analysis
Pangeo is helping the Earth science community analyze data in the cloud with an ecosystem of collaborative, open-source tools.
11 ACCESS Projects Funded to Support Earth Science at the Petabyte Scale
Special GES DISC Earthdata Forum Event on October 2
Staff from NASA's GES DISC and subject matter experts will be available live on the Earthdata Forum to answer questions about using GES DISC tools and data.
User Profile: Dr. Navin Ramankutty
Approximately one-third of Earth’s ice-free land surface is devoted to agriculture and livestock. Dr. Ramankutty uses Earth observing data to help find pathways to more sustainable agricultural practices.
Access Commercial Small Satellite Data with the Smallsat Data Explorer
Researchers can explore and order commercial small satellite data in the new Smallsat Data Explorer (SDX).
Webinar: A Clearer View of the Haze – Using NASA GES DISC Data Tools to Examine the June 2020 Sahara Dust Event
Event Date: September 23, 2020
Join us as we explore how GES DISC tools and data products can augment ongoing vital research on the dynamics of dust transport in Earth’s atmosphere. We will investigate the June 2020 Sahara Dust Event over Barbados as our use case.
Take Action From Home in the 2020 Space Apps Hackathon
Registration is open for the Space Apps Challenge 2020 Hackathon, which will take place virtually October 2-4.
Wildfires Can't Hide from Earth Observing Satellites
Sensors aboard Earth observing satellites and NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) provide information about wildfires 24/7 to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Explore 20 Years of Rain and Snowfall Data from NASA’s Precipitation Missions
A new data product merges data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, giving meteorologists and researchers access to a 20-year precipitation record.
EOSDIS Update—Summer 2020 Quarterly Newsletter is now online!
Find EOSDIS dataset and data tool news, top stories, featured data images, webinars, links to new learning resources, data recipes, and data user profiles.
What is Data Latency?
Several factors affect the speed at which data are processed and made available to users. Here's how NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) defines data latency.
EOSDIS Data News: October 16, 2020
GHRC DAAC NASA's Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GHRC DAAC) released the following Investigation of ...
Data set update: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from Optical Images, Version 3
The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from Optical Images, Version 3 data set, accessible from the NASA National...
ASTER L1A Operations Suspended October 14 - 28, 2020
Data transfers for ASTER L1A Reconstructed Unprocessed Instrument Data will be suspended for October 14 through 28, 2020. During this time period ...
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