Principal Investigator

Brian K Lamb

This work seeks to improve existing meteorological, air quality and smoke forecasting systems by infusing them with NASA Earth System Science results. The projects proposed for satellite data enhancement are the MM5 numerical weather forecast system, the Air Indicator Report for Public Awareness and Community...
Principal Investigator

Frank Edgar Muller-Karger

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed a Decision Support System (DSS) under the Coral Reef Watch (CRW) program to forecast environmental stress in coral reef ecosystems around the world. This DSS uses models and 50 km Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)...
Principal Investigator

Yeqiao Wang

This proposal represents a collaborative multi-agency effort to improve decision-making on management of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) by providing a coherent framework for data integration, status report and trend analysis. The A.T. is 2,175 miles long and crosses 14 states while intersecting 8...
Principal Investigator

Eurico DSa

Coastal regions in the northern Gulf of Mexico such as the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas coast are under the NASA measurements) will be integrated into the DST to provide 3-D ocean currents, temperature, salinity and sea level variations at 20 levels and a resolution of...
Principal Investigator

James Verdin

We propose to enhance the operations of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) decision support system for international food aid programs, through the integration of a custom instance of NASA's Land Information System (LIS). We will...
Principal Investigator

Roshan K Shrestha

We propose to design and implement an Observation System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) testbed for obtaining space-borne high resolution soil moisture data in support of the NRC?s 2007 Decadal Survey Missions. The OSSE testbed focuses on land surface studies which are related to 8 of the...
Principal Investigator

Zachary Holden

Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB)-induced changes in forest structure and hydrology are currently not accounted for in available fire management tools, but add significant complexity to fire management operations and pose a serious threat to firefighter safety. Using fused MODIS/Landsat data, we will develop a system...
Principal Investigator

Liping Di

Flooding can destroy crop and cropland on a large scale. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) has the mandate to report crop loss after all flood events in the U.S. and the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) manages crop insurance policy and the after-flood...
Principal Investigator

William L Myers

Agriculture is a critical sector of the US economy. Weather events such as hail, high winds, tornados, and flash floods can destroy an entire harvest in a short period of time. Weather conditions, such as long dry spells, long wet spells, and unseasonal temperature variation...
Principal Investigator

Cynthia Rosenzweig

Agricultural productivity is strongly dependent on the availability of water. As the world's food supply continues to be taxed by population growth, increasing demand, and rapidly developing economies, a greater percentage of arable land will need to be utilized and land currently producing food must...