Category: DEVELOP Spring 2017 Article Session

Assessing Water Clarity to Identify Potential Areas of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay

This project analyzed the efficacy of NASA Earth observations in providing an additional tool for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to use in their analysis of water quality using turbidity as the parameter.

Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Assess Snow Cover in Saguaro National Park

Using NASA Earth observations and Google Earth Engine, NASA DEVELOP helps to provide National Park Service with a new tool to assess snow cover in Saguaro National Park.

Ozone and the Appalachian Trail

In large quantities, tropospheric ozone can negatively impact humans and vegetation, but ground-level stations only sample a portion of the atmosphere. This project assessed how NASA satellite data in conjunction with ground stations can enhance education efforts of the National Park Service.

Strategic Shade: Using NASA Earth Observations to Identify the Hottest Bus Stops in Phoenix

The NASA DEVELOP Phoenix Health & Air Quality project applies NASA Earth observations to help researchers and practitioners strategically deploy shade in Phoenix.

A Gender Vulnerability Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Impacts in the Philippines

The Philippines are heavily impacted by tropical cyclones. This project aimed to determine where women and children in the Philippines are most vulnerable to cyclones.

Estimating Wildfire Risk from Space

Scientists collaborated with fire managers in the Great Plains to produce an interactive wildfire risk map derived from NOAA and NASA data.

Chaco Canyon Cross-Cutting: Identifying Community Signatures with NASA Earth Observations

This article is a part of the NASA DEVELOP’s Spring 2017 Article Session. For more articles like these, click here This project identifies areas within the San Juan basin that have a high probability of containing an environment suitable to Chacoan sites and generates a risk map of sites at risk of disturbance from expanding […]

Incorporating Python scripting to conduct geospatial analysis of flooding in the Mississippi River Basin

This project developed an automated script that maps flooding in the Mississippi River Basin generating a preliminary analysis of populations, infrastructure, and agricultural fields impacted.

Assessing Southern Pine Beetle Epidemics in Alabama Using NASA Earth Observations

Southern pine beetles are known to have caused several hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages in Alabama due to their widespread destruction of pine trees. This project aimed to model areas in Alabama that are susceptible to outbreaks using NASA Earth observations.

Woolly Bully: Monitoring the Impending Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestation

A NASA DEVELOP team uses Earth observations to provide conservationists with tools to combat invasive hemlock wooly adelgid in the pristine ecosystems of upstate New York.