Image from TERRA
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 13:05 EST

Annapolis, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia; and Miami were originally built and mapped to provide enough protection against flooding, but sea level rise has caused that buffer to shrink.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00 EDT

NASA scientists are combining data from water samples containing fish DNA with satellite data to find native fish and identify their habitats.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:00 EDT

The August Complex Fire and others this fire season have been sending far-reaching plumes of wildfire smoke into the atmosphere that worsen air quality in California and beyond. Predicting where that smoke will travel and how bad the air will be downwind is a challenge, but Earth-observing satellites can help.

Tools and Data Quick Reference

Supplies for Backyard Research

  • Rain Gauge: CoCoRaHS Website has a list of suppliers, approximately $20-25
  • Wooden 4″ X 4″ Post with a beveled top for mounting gauge
  • Tools for placing the post into the ground such as a shovel, drill,screwdriver, hammer, nails/screws and level to attach gauge to post.
  • Detailed map of your location
  • Google Earth (to identify the latitude and longitude of your testsite)
  • Data sampling sheet, available in the Tools section of this guide and from idoscience.net, where you can share your observations withother citizen scientists.

Additional background information on the tools used can be found on the CoCoRaHS, rainlog.org and GLOBE websites.

Data and Tools for Earth Observation

  • Giovanni
    TRMM Online Visualization and Analysis System.

    • Giovanni
      is a Web-based application developed by the GES DISC that provides a simple and intuitive way to visualize, analyze, and access vast amounts of Earth science remote sensing data without having to download the data.
  • Google Earth
  • Additional exploration of satellite data can be done in NEO or NASA Earth Observations. NEO was designed to provide access to and simple analysis of satellite imagery in uniform, familiar data formats. NEO is for educators and students, citizen scientists, and informal educators like museums.