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InAWARE technology provides assistance for Mount Agung eruption

Tracking the Sulfur Dioxide from Mount Agung. Image: NASA.

Authorities in Bali, Indonesia have ordered residents living near the Mount Agung

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Thu, 30/11/2017 - 14:34

New recommeneded practice on drought monitoring published

UN-SPIDER published a new recommended practice in its Knowledge Portal outlining detailed step-by-step procedures to support drought monitoring. The practice was developed by researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil (UFSM).  The procedure has been used to elaborate drought-related maps for Brazil in recent years.

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Wed, 17/02/2016 - 16:42

Detecting forest fires with satellites (MODIS and VIIRS)

VIIRS detecting a forest fire in Wyoming, United States (courtesy NASA)

Since several years ago, satellites have been used to detect fires. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor onboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites has been used to scan the Earth’s surface for fires on a daily basis for almost 15 years.

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Tue, 22/12/2015 - 13:33

Washington wildfires captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite

Satellite image of active wildfires across Western U.S., outlined in red (Image: NASA)

NASA’s Earth observation Aqua satellite spotted the wildfires burning throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana states on August 23. One of the most important blazes was reported in the Okanogan Complex, in Washington State.

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Fri, 28/08/2015 - 10:30

RCMRD: Stakeholder Workshop on the Use of MODIS Data for Early Warning

Group photo of the workshop's participants (Image: RCMRD)

On Thursday June 4th a one-day workshop on the “Use of Modis

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Wed, 10/06/2015 - 11:34

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NASA satellites show: Earth is a cloudy place

Decades of satellite images show: Earth is a cloudy place (Image: NASA)

Satellite-based Earth observation as well as images taken by astronauts show that Earth views from space are dominated by clouds.

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Fri, 15/05/2015 - 16:04

Satellites show earlier snowmelt in Wyoming, USA

Change in snow cover in analysed decades (Image: NASA)

A new NASA study about snowmelt in Wyoming shows, that the snow in a basin in northwest Wyoming now disappears about 16 days earlier than it did in the period from the 1970s through the 1990s. Snowmelt, as a water source, has a significant impact on agriculture and ecosystems in Wyoming.

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Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:49

Satellites capture exceptional 2014 floods in Bangladesh

The flooding has been particularly strong along the Brahmaputra River

Bangladesh is one of the most flood-prone countries in the world. However, a combination of heavy monsoon rainfall and the arrival of meltwater from the Himalayas has led to exceptionally heavy floods in Bangladesh in the summer of 2014.

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Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:10

Philippines: Satellites track Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun
In this map, based on TRMM data, heavier rainfall is shown in dark blue.

On 15 and 16 July 2014 Typhoon Rammasun swept across the southern Philippine islands of Luzon as a category 3 storm. The typhoon made landfall with 200 km dropping 200 millimeters of rain on Luzon, Samar, and Panay.  Official have attributed 20 deaths to Rammasun’s high winds blowing down trees and power lines but claim that the damage could have been worse. Applying lessons learned from Haiyan 8 months prior more than 400,000 people evacuated their homes in the storm’s path.

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Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:38

RCMRD installs MODIS satellite data receiving station

Representatives of RCMRD during the launch of the MODIS receiving station

RCMRD, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, and host of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya, recently installed and launched a new satellite receiving station.

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Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:08

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