SPARROW is widely used throughout the United States for long term, steady state water quality analysis. However, users are increasingly asking for a dynamic version of the model that can provide seasonal estimates of nutrients and suspended sediment to receiving waters.… 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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Project description: We propose to develop a global agricultural monitoring tool, with a focus on providing early warning of developing vegetation stress at relatively high spatial resolution (5-km) for agricultural decision makers and stakeholders. This tool is… Read More
The Mesoamerican reef is a biodiverse ecosystem that stretches more than 600 miles along four Central American coasts and is the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. The national economies of Belize… Read More
For the past two decades, the primary source of global fire observations has been NASA’s Terra and Aqua polar-orbiting satellites, which carry the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), followed by the NASA-NOAA Suomi-National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP)… Read More
Description: It is critical to accurately model the timing and magnitude of snowmelt in the Colorado River Basin, where melt of the seasonal mountain snowpack dominates regional hydrology, populations are increasing,… Read More
Alaska is warming twice as fast as the rest of the nation due to changes in the climate, causing shorter winters, thawing permafrost, and rapidly receding glaciers. All of these weather changes are lengthening… Read More
Since 2015, bark beetle infestations have increased in the southeastern United States, increasing the potential for devastating wildfires. Bark beetles infestations begin in small spots, usually by attacking a… Read More