June 09, 2016 - June 30, 2016
NASA remote sensing and modeling resources are useful for managing a variety of disasters - including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, landslides, wildfires, and oil spills - particularly in regions with very little in situ data. This introductory course will provide an overview of NASA remote sensing data and applications for disaster management.
Participants will become aware of available NASA resources for disaster management, and will learn to access remote sensing observations using covered web tools for local disaster events.
National and international entities involved in disaster and water resources management, decision support activities, and relief and humanitarian activities.
- Four 1-hour sessions
Monitoring volcanoes, including pre-eruption monitoring, SAR-VIEWS, volcanic ash, and remote sensing resources;how we respond to earthquakes; and techniques for monitoring earthquakes and tsunamis. Presenters: Tim Stough and Maggi Glasscoe.
Global wildfire issues and management questions, remote sensing wildfire products, and remote sensing wildfire tools. Presenters: Cynthia Schmidt and Amber McCullum.
An overview of remote sensing analysis and spectroscopy, why remote sensing is used for oil, and using optical imagery, thermal imagery, and SAR for oil spill detection and monitoring. Presenter: Ira Leifer.
An overview of landslides, where and when they occur, observing landslides with remote sensing, modeling efforts, and where you can get more information. Presenters: Amita Mehta & Dalia Kirschbaum.
- Session 1 of Fundamentals of Remote Sensing