remote sensing

Fire and embers glow orange on the floor of a conifer forest at twilight.

Mapping Wildfire Movement

Caitlin Dempsey

The Fire Events Data Suite is being used to map near real-time wildfire behavior including fire perimeters, active front, and total burned areas.

A simple map of the world showing average lake evaporation rate around the world with a shading scale from blue and green for low evaporation and orange and red for high rates of evaporation.

The Global Evaporation of Lakes

Mark Altaweel

Using satellite imagery and modeling, new research highlights evaporation volume across natural and artificial lakes in more than 1.42 million lakes.

A lidar image of Washington DC show elevations of the buildings and streets.

Lidar Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Lidar is a technology developed to map the elevation of features on and below the surface of the Earth.

Amazon River, modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO,

Satellite Imagery of the Widest River in the World

Caitlin Dempsey

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission captured this satellite image of the Amazon river that has been processed by the combining of two polarisations into one image.

ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the land surface temperatures throughout Los Angeles County on Aug. 14, 2020. Map: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mapping California’s Heatwave from Space

Caitlin Dempsey

NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment (ECOSTRESS) has been mapping temperatures across parts of California from space.

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