The effect of drought conditions on irrigated vs. non-irrigated row crops in Alabama were investigated using NASA Earth Observations.
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Mekong River Basin Agriculture Team Location: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center – Huntsville, Alabama Authors: Daryl Ann Winstead Waritchana Rakumthong Pumichat Raksaphaeng Allison Daniel Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Jeffrey Luvall (NASA at National Space Science Technology Center) Dr. Robert Griffin (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Eric Anderson (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Past/Other Contributors: Leigh Sinclair (Center Lead) Daryl … Read More
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Western U.S. Water Resources Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia Authors: Kelly Meehan Molly Spater Teresa Fenn Thomas Smith Kaylie Taliaferro Grant Jaccoud Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Past/Other Contributors: Emily Gotschalk (Center Lead) Tyler Rhodes (Center Lead) Abstract: A changing climate has been an issue of growing concern … Read More
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: California Water Resources Team Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, California Authors: Justin Lawrence Lauryn Gutowski Nick Rousseau Brittany Zajic Mentors/Advisors: Dr. John T. Reager (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Past/Other Contributors: Nick Rousseau (Center Lead) Abstract: 2015 marked the arrival of the strongest El Niño ever recorded, surpassing the 1997-1998 event that brought significant rainfall … Read More
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Costa Rica Water Resources Team Location: University of Georgia ÛÒ Athens, Georgia Authors: Rachel Durham MarÌ_a JosÌ© Rivera-Araya Diyang Cui Madison Davis Luis Quesada Nelson Venegas Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Marguerite Madden (University of Georgia, Department of Geography) Dr. Sergio Bernardes (University of Georgia, Department of Geography) Dr. Adam Milewski (University of Georgia, Department of Geography) Dr. … Read More
The Levant region, comprising Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Iraq, as well as countries along the Central American “Dry Corridor,” including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, suffer from frequent drought and heavy precipitation events. Drought induces stress on water resources and the agricultural community, which can serve as catalysts to conflict.
Category: Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies Project Team: Uruguay Agriculture III Team Location: International Research Institute for Climate and Society – Palisades, New York Authors: Jerrod Lessel Andrew Kruczkiewicz Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Pietro Ceccato (International Research Institute for Climate Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University) Past/Other Contributors: Jerrod Lessel (Center Lead) Alex Sweeney Abstract: The importance of monitoring drought is indispensable for … Read More
Each year, Texas experiences severe droughts, making large areas of the state vulnerable to wildfires that damage agriculture, infrastructure, and habitats across Texas. Texas Fire Services stated in its most recent report that just under 18,500 wildland fires occurred in 2014 causing almost $2 million in damages.
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊMonitoring Change for Resource Management Project Team: New Mexico Water Resources II Team Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory ÛÒ Pasadena, California Authors: Trevor McDonald Gregory Halverson Mentors/Advisors: Joshua Fisher (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Greg Moore (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Munish Sikka (California Institute of Technology) … Read More