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Satellite data is being used to create Damage Proxy Maps to assess changes in an area as the result of natural disasters like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the wildfires that have hit Northern and Southern California.
ArcticDEM is a project that is working to produce digital elevation models of the Arctic in order to see how topographical changes are occurring over time, such as the rate at which glaciers are receding.
Jason-2 will be collecting data about the sea floor every 5 miles, which will be used to create a high-definition estimate of the average surface height of the ocean in various places around the globe.