INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- A Near-Real-Time Tool to Characterize Global Landslide Hazards
The Landslide Hazard Assessment for Situational Awareness (LHASA) model melds information regarding slope, lithology, deforested areas, and proximity to fault zones and roads to derive a map of landslide susceptibility.
- High-Level Humanitarian Support
Satellite photos and advanced software provide population estimates for refugee camps. The data helps aid organizations use resources efficiently.
- Operation IceBridge Continues
NASA’s Operation IceBridge successfully collected data over several glaciers, research sites and some parallel coastal grid lines on April 26, 2018, as part of its spring 2018 campaign.
- Satellite Imagery Sheds Light on Agricultural Water Use
The most significant draw on the water supply is crop irrigation, accounting by some measures for nearly two-thirds of U.S. surface-freshwater withdrawals.