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Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:00 EST

Farmers, researchers, meteorologists and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture, thanks to a new tool developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in collaboration with NASA and George Mason University.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 10:00 EST

NASA satellite data helps people maintain thousands of freshwater pumps by highlighting places in Africa most at-risk for drought.

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.

Deadly Fires Engulfing Madeira seen by NASA’s MISR

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The Multi-angle Imaging Spectrodiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired an image of a large wildfire on the Island of Madeira, part of the autonomous region of Portugal.  Madeira’s capital city, Funchal, also caught fire, burning homes and leading to the evacuation of a thousand people. Read more on JPL’s Photojournal.