A grayscale map with dots to show the locations within the United States that are mapping urban heat.

Mapping Heat in U.S. Cities

Mark Altaweel

NOAA has been coordinating an effort to map urban heat islands in cities across the United States.

Imagery from NASA of Hurricane Katrina, 2005.

Using GIS to Improve Hurricane Evacuation and Preparedness

Mark Altaweel

As hurricane season gets underway in the Atlantic, GIS is being use to better prepare communities and property from the devastating effects of storms.

This animated satellite view of the Atlantic Basin shows hurricanes Sally and Paulette, along with tropical storms Rene and Teddy, and tropical depression Twenty-One (which was named later in the day on September 14, 2020 as Tropical Storm Vicky).

Five Tropical Cyclones in the Atlantic Basin

Caitlin Dempsey

There are currently five tropical cyclones active in the Atlantic Basin.

How to View Animated Satellite Imagery of the California Wildfires

Caitlin Dempsey

Users can quickly make animations of the California wildfires using imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite.

Hurricane Michael is the Fourth Category 5 Storm to Hit the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

Hurricane Michael was determined to be the fourth Category 5 storm to make landfall in the United States.

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