The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah
The SERVIR initiative integrates satellite observations, ground-based data and forecast models to monitor environmental changes and to improve response to disasters triggered by natural hazards.
Scientists say they've used satellite data to measure for the first time the amount of water that rises and falls in the Amazon River floodplain each year.
According to the new data, the earthquake rupture did not reach the surface which is unusual for an earthquake this size.
© 2013 UNOOSA - All Rights Reserved