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October 27, 2020

NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible

NASA has funded 11 new projects as part of the agency’s Earth Science Data Systems’ Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth Systems Science (ACCESS) program. Proposals submitted in 2019 and funded in 2020 focused on three areas: machine learning, science in the cloud and open source tools.

October 12, 2020

NASA Population Modeling Makes Humanitarian Efforts More Precise

Models based in part on a method NASA has used to track and count wild salmon in Nevada can now be used by governments and humanitarian organizations to more accurately estimate populations and allocate aid to remote regions of the world.

September 28, 2020

Machine-Learning Nanosats to Inform Global Trade

On Sept. 28, 2020, Glaswegian-built nanosatellites joined a fleet of about 100 objects in low-Earth orbit that help to predict the movement of the world’s resources so businesses and governments can make informed decisions.

September 15, 2020

Western U.S. Smoke From Fires Stretching Across the Country

NOAA/NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured recent images of the United States showing that the winds have changed yet again, blowing the smoke from western fires back to the East and crossing the continental United States.

August 31, 2020

Terra MISR Used To Visualize Cloud-Top Heights From Tropical Storm Laura in 3D

The NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disasters Program Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team worked closely with representatives from the Esri 3D team to produce the first-ever interactive 3D visualization of MISR cloud-top height data and publish it to the NASA Disasters Mapping Portal.

August 17, 2020

Mauritius Oil Spill Causes ‘Environmental Emergency’

The island of Mauritius has declared a ‘state of environmental emergency’ after a grounded vessel began leaking metric tons of oil into the Indian Ocean. Satellite images, which show the dark slick spreading in the nearby waters, are being used to monitor the ongoing spill.

August 4, 2020

New Space Satellite Pinpoints Industrial Methane Emissions

GHGSat is a New Space initiative that draws on Copernicus Sentinel-5P data for mapping methane hotspots, and its Claire satellite has now collected more than 60,000 methane measurements of industrial facilities around the world.

July 21, 2020

NASA’s ASTER Sees Arizona’s Bighorn Fire Burn Scar From Space

NASA’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard the Terra satellite imaged some of the burned area on June 29, 2020.

July 7, 2020

Rapid Mapping Technology to Help Caribbean Through Looming Hurricane Season

Powerful satellite technology can help Caribbean countries better manage natural disasters and boost climate resilience, as the region braces for a busy hurricane season in 2020.

June 23, 2020

Volcanic Emissions Can Change Clouds

For two weeks in mid-May, NASA satellites observed volcano tracks nearly every day.

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