Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making

GEOGLOWS projects seek to connect emergency managers, governments with data ahead of flooding
This article is part of a series covering GEO Week in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23-27.

Reducing Disaster Risks Through Earth Observations

AmeriGEOSS takes a new approach to disaster preparedness. This is the first article in a series covering GEO Week in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23-27.

Deeper Water Horizons – the Quest of Mandy Joye

Marine expert Mandy Joye continues to inspire, motivate and study in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Steppe-ing Into Wildfire Recovery

Riparian corridors are inhabited by unique and biodiverse plant communities that control erosion, manage sediment loads, and filter pollutants.

Tree Health Time Machine

Nearly three quarters of Lassen Volcanic National Park (LVNP) is designated as Wilderness under the Wilderness Act of 1964, meaning it is to be managed “to preserve its natural conditions … with the imprint of man’s work substantially unnoticeable.”

Waves of Change: Coexisting with Oceanic Oscillations in the Marshall 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 (USAPI).

In the Line of Fire: Exposing the Vulnerable in Appalachia

Wildfires in the southeastern U.S. are understood less than those in other portions of the nation.

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.

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.

Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun — sometimes cooling the air and at other times warming it.

Why the Sumatra earthquake was so severe

An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on Dec. 26, 2004.