Remote Drought Monitoring in the Navajo Nation: Utilizing NASA Earth Observation Data

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Drought monitoring is essential in the management of water resources, especially in underserved and arid areas such as the Navajo Nation. The DEVELOP team at the NASA Ames Research Center examined methods for calculating Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) values in the Nation using NASA Earth observation data in ArcGIS.

Extending NASA Earth Science Research to Benefit Society: NASA DEVELOP Spring 2014 Virtual Poster Session

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This spring’s installment of the DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session series features interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. In short video format, DEVELOP teams in the United States, Mexico, Nepal and Bhutan communicate the capabilities of NASA Earth observations to address diverse environmental and public policy issues. These include monitoring conservation efforts and drought, forecasting water availability and vector-borne disease risk, as well as mapping invasive species distribution and the damage from natural disasters such as flooding, wildfires and hurricanes.