USA

Satellites track Recovery at Mt. St. Helens

View on Mt. St. Helens from space on 24 September 1980

In 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted causing a cataclysmic flank collapse, avalanche, and explosion on May 18. Continental USA experienced its first major eruption during the era of modern scientific observation and the largest landslide in recorded history. The eruption caused tremendous destruction.

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Wed, 18/09/2013 - 11:00

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Colorado Floods: NASA Satellite sees Inundations from Space

Colorado on 13 September 2013

NASA's Aqua satellite was able to acquire imagery of the Colorado floods on 14 September 2013 during a break in

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Tue, 17/09/2013 - 10:36

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Tue, 09/17/2013

International Charter activated for floods in Colorado, USA

Western and Midwest USA seen from space on 15 September 2013 (Aqua/Terra MODIS d

On Friday, 13 September 2013, the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for the ongoing heavy floods in the US state of Colorado. The mechanism to provide up to date satellite imagery was activated by USGS on behalf of National Guard Bureau/State of Colorado. USGS will also do the project management for this activation.

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Mon, 16/09/2013 - 16:42

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Mon, 09/16/2013

NOAA: GOES-12 satellite retired after 10 successful years

GOES-12 became operational in 2003

After a successful service of 10 years, NOAA’s

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Wed, 21/08/2013 - 10:42

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Wed, 08/21/2013

USA: Satellite measurements for unusual rainfall over Midwest

Affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee

Data provided by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has helped experts to analyze the unusual flash floods that affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee during the first two weeks of August 2013 causing at least two deaths and damages in hundreds of homes and other structures.

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 14:20

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Mon, 08/19/2013

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

Satellites help scientists and first responders to track fires around the globe

For more than a decade Earth-observing satellites have been scanning the surface of our planet searching for fires while scientists combine their space-based data to predict crucial fire behavior and therefore try to mitigate potential damages. In the western United States, California and Colorado, the 2013 wildfire season has started earlier than normal due to the favorable conditions for fire present in this area.

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 16:22

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Mon, 08/12/2013

San Diego forest fire: Mobile satellite antenna systems facilitate response

Can help first responders as well as broadcasters on the scene of an emergency s

During the massive forest fire that started in San Diego on 6 June 2013, first responders and broadcasters were supported with full communications infrastructure by mobile

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Mon, 12/08/2013 - 09:38

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Mon, 08/12/2013

USA: Satellite data can improve landslide monitoring prediction

The model can help reducing therefore their potentially devastating effects

According to a group of researchers from the University of California, satellite

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Thu, 01/08/2013 - 09:59

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USA: Landsat 8 captures impacts of drought in New Mexico

On July 24, 2013 the total water in storage constitutes only 3% of the reservoir

On July 8, 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8 captured impressive images of Elephant Butte Reservoir, when was only filled to 3% of its capacity, highlighting the impact that the drought has had on New Mexico.

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Mon, 29/07/2013 - 09:11

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Mon, 07/29/2013

GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02

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Thu, 07/25/2013

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