Earthdata Hazards and Disasters

NASA’s satellite imagery enable students to get a snapshot of the Earth in near-real time. This timely data is useful for a range of applications e.g. to detect fires, track smoke, ash and dust plumes; to monitor aerosols, carbon monoxide (CO) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). This data is used for air quality assessments, to determine the extent of sea ice, snow, and flooding, and to allow rapid assessment of areas worst affected by snow or flood water.