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.
Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have been experimenting with a new data product to assess groundwater and soil moisture drought indicators. The maps produced are used by the U.S. Drought Monitor and use data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. In 2002, the GRACE satellites were launched […]
On July 23, 1972, the first Landsat spacecraft was launched. At the time it was known as the Earth Resources Technology Satellite and it was the first satellite launched to study the earth’s landmasses. In 1975, the name was changed to Landsat. Since then, this program has been continuously monitoring changes […]