Biodiversity and the many ecosystem functions and services it underpins are undergoing significant changes and needs worldwide scientifically rigorous information to monitor their status and trends. Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) capture key… Read More
Identifying drought-prone areas and developing an early warning system for crop damage. Protecting biologically diverse areas of the National Park System with a trail monitoring tool. Confirming flooded areas to better inform decision-makers during a disaster.
Each program area supports a variety of projects that utilize Earth observations to identify challenges around the world and create innovative solutions. Our portfolio demonstrates the benefits of using NASA Earth observations to enhance decision-making and improve life on Earth.
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Imagine being able to predict streamflow on every river and stream in the world for the next 15 days! With our global streamflow modelling and simulation product and web applications this is now possible. What can be done with these forecasts when they are combined with other… Read More
The overarching goal of the project is to characterize anomalies in water supply and demand using a combination of NASA satellite observations and NASA physically based land surface models. The annual water supply-demand imbalance is ingested into… Read More
This proposal addresses the ROSES-2008 A.19 call for the Earth Science Applications Feasibility Study. We propose an 18-month investigation for 1.3.1 Agriculture and 1.3.2 Air Quality applications. This proposal capitalizes on our progress on the MODIS data processing algorithms… Read More
Drought in Alabama has a major impact on agriculture, causing crop yields to fall well below their normal numbers throughout the state. This project researched drought conditions experienced in 2012 and… Read More
In 2011, Texas experienced a severe drought that caused substantial economic and environmental losses. The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) estimated that 300 million trees succumbed to the severe drought… Read More