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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Low-lying deltas in Indochina are vulnerable to water resources availability due to dense population and extensive irrigation. Inhabitants of the deltas depend heavily on groundwater...
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California¿s population grew by over 10 million from 1980 to 2000 and is expected to reach 48 million by 2030. This will create additional strain...
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The need for efficient wildfire monitoring and assessment is paramount in California due to increasing ecological and economical losses caused by wildfire. The California Disasters...
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In the last few years# the intensification of wildfire occurrence and extent in drought-stricken California has added urgency to the need for efficient and accurate...
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Currently, the USDA Forest Service has remote sensing application programs in place to rapidly map and characterize vegetation and soil impacts due to major wildfires...
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Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) with a lifetime of less than 10 years and a global warming potential that is 25 times...
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Thirty-five million California residents live in counties where they are more susceptible to contracting an air quality-related health ailment. Particulate matter less than 2.5 µm...
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2015 marked the arrival of the strongest El Niño ever recorded, surpassing the 1997-1998 event that brought significant rainfall to the southwestern United States. As...
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Project description: The aim of this project is to develop a groundwater numerical model using groundwater depletion from GRACE, land subsidence from InSAR, and in...
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The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite is a NASA Earth observation that analyzes aerosol particles suspended in the Earth¿s atmosphere. Researchers...