ASTER

Using space technology to monitor flooding in Thailand

Severe flooding affected large stretches of Thailand’s Chao Phraya River

The South Asia region is especially prone to flooding. Annually, flooding takes hundred of lives and causes damages in tens of billions US dollars.

In a collaboration of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute of Thailand, sensorweb technologies are being used to enhance monitoring of flooding especially in Thailand. This technique is used for detection, early warning and analysis of high resolution imagery.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:00

Using NASA Earth Observations to Evaluate the Relationship Between Land Use/Land Cover and Tornadogenesis in Alabama

The April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak was the second-deadliest in U.S. history, and the deadliest since the Doppler Radar system has been used to warn communities. Alabama has been involved in six of the 10 deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. Studies on tornadogenesis and tornado paths have found that the occurrence of tornadoes within Tornado Alley is not entirely random and that environmental factors may contribute to where tornadoes may form and what direction they may travel.

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Thu, 10/11/2011 - 09:07

NASA Earth Observations Investigate the Impact of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

On March 11, 2011, the Great Tohoku Earthquake occurred approximately 70 kilometers off the coast of Japan. This magnitude 9.0 earthquake was closely followed by a massive tsunami that reached 7 meters in height. Using NASA Earth Observation Systems (EOS), we will assess the damage to the area impacted by this disaster. Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM), MODIS on Aqua and Terra, and ASTER will be used to create normalized difference vegetation indices (NDVIs) and land classifications of the area.

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Wed, 10/08/2011 - 15:20

TerraLook Version 2.0 (beta) software released

Press Release. 24 January 2011

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Thu, 27/01/2011 - 10:42

June 2009

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Fri, 03/07/2009
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