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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Principal Investigator

India Young

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Utilizing the NASA and NOAA Joint Ocean Surface Topography Mission and Modeled Wave Data to Assess Patterns and Trends in Sea-surface Height in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands

The project team partnered with the Regional Climate Services Director (RCSD) for the Pacific Region under NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to analyze near-real time (i.e., weekly) spatial and temporal patterns and trends in sea-surface height (SSH) around the US Affiliated Pacific Islands...

Principal Investigator

Ryan Theurer

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Validating the Effectiveness of the NASA Open Data Cube on Augmenting Deforestation Analysis in Colombia

Colombia contains a variety of endemic species, making it one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Due to a recent peace treaty between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government, Colombia's rainforest has become more vulnerable to illegal deforestation...

Principal Investigator

Jessica Li

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Water Availability Assessment from Annual Snow Cover in the Fremont River Basin Based on NASA Earth Observations and In Situ Data

As a largely snowmelt-fed watershed, Utah's Fremont River Basin provides year-round irrigation for approximately 16,000 acres of agricultural areas, including historic orchards and pastures maintained by Capitol Reef National Park (CARE). However, forecasts for seasonal water availability within the basin based on in situ snowpack...

Principal Investigator

Margaret Mulhern

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Water Availability Assessment from Annual Snowpack in the Fremont River Basin Based on NASA Earth Observations and In Situ Data

The Fremont River in Utah provides water for wildlife, riparian habitats, and irrigation for approximately 16,000 acres of agricultural lands, which includes the historic orchards and pastures maintained by Capitol Reef National Park. Annual snowmelt is recognized as the primary water source within the Fremont...