remote sensing

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.

Slumgullion landslide. Photo: William Schulz, USGS, public domain.

Slow-Motion Landslides

Caitlin Dempsey

Not all landslides are sudden or fast-moving.

View From Space: Australia’s Wildfires

Caitlin Dempsey

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired a natural-color image acquired this image of smoke rising from wildfires burning in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland.

Using Satellites to Map Air Pollution from Wildfires

Elizabeth Borneman

The Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission is designed to monitor pollutants entering the atmosphere because of major forest fires.

Satellite Imagery Shows How Much of South Dakota’s Flooded Fields Were Unable to be Farmed

Caitlin Dempsey

In August of 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that South Dakota had 3.9 million “prevented planting” acres.