Upcoming Show: Mapping Disasters from Space
Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
Space-based radar and GPS are helping us understand and map the damage caused by earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, hurricanes and floods. Being able to see through clouds to detect changes on the ground was valuable data in FEMA’s response last year’s Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria. Comparing urban and more remote areas helped identify damage following the 2015 Nepal earthquake and 2017 Mexico earthquakes. Join us live to learn more about NASA efforts helping improve situational awareness for disaster response.
**Speaker: Sue Owen, Principal Investigator/Project Lead for Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites you to watch live about everything from Mars rovers to monitoring asteroids to cool cosmic discoveries. From the lab to the lecture hall, get information directly from scientists and engineers working on NASA's latest missions. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov