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Sand Fire in California leaves Burn Scar

Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.

On the 22nd of July 2016 a fire occurred in southern California, United States. The Moderate

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Radar Images: Sentinel-1A maps California earthquake

Napa Valley earthquake captured in an interferogram.

The European radar satellite Sentinel-1A has captured the rupture of the recent major earthquake in Napa Valley, California, USA. The quake on 24 August 2014 was the biggest one in 25 years.

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NASA to Launch SMAP Satellite to Combat Drought

Soil Moister Active Passive Satellite

At present no ground or satellite based global network infrastructure exists for monitoring soil moisture on a local level. The Soil Moisture Active Passive SMAP satellite mission to be launched in October 2014 as part of NASA’s fall launch schedule will collect local data agriculture and water managers needed globally.

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Forecasting wildfire behaviour with WIFIRE

A map showing locations that experienced wildfires greater than 250 acres, from

A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.

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