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NASA Data Helps Bangladeshi Farmers Save Water, Money, Energy

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Through the Integrated Rice Advisory System program, researchers use NASA and other satellite data to deliver information to Bangladeshi farmers about how much water they are using, how much they have, and how much their crops need.

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NASA Satellite Precipitation Data Joins the Air Force

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Rain gauges are plentiful around the United States, but that’s not the case elsewhere in the world – particularly over oceans and sparsely populated areas. That means scientists and other data users have to rely on satellite measurements – such…

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Drought Makes its Home on the Range

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As Tracy Schohr goes about her day, water is always on her mind. She’s thinking of it as she rides an all-terrain vehicle around the pasture, looks up hay prices and weather forecasts, and collects data on grazing and invasive…

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NASA Watches Water to Help Grow our Groceries

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Every day – up to thirty times a day, in fact – one of Mark Mason’s employees at Nature’s Reward Farms in Monterey County, California brings him the results of a soil test for discussion. Mason supervises fertilizer and irrigation…

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From Seed to Market: NASA Brings Food to the Table

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As the seasons turn from spring, to summer, to fall – farmers plant crops, monitor their growth and harvest them. And now increasingly they are using NASA Earth science data to help make their decisions. While NASA satellites primarily support…

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Machine Learning Model Doubles Accuracy of Global Landslide ‘Nowcasts’

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Every year, landslides – the movement of rock, soil, and debris down a slope – cause thousands of deaths, billions of dollars in damages, and disruptions to roads and power lines. Because terrain, characteristics of the rocks and soil, weather,…

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NASA and Hurricanes: Five Fast Facts

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The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. Our colleagues at NOAA are predicting another active season, with an above average number of named storms. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts,…

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Eyes on the Storm: NASA Aids Disaster Response to Hurricane Laura

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Early in the morning on Aug. 27, Hurricane Laura made landfall along the Louisiana and Texas coastline, bringing 150 m.p.h. winds, flash floods and heavy rainfall with it. On the ground, emergency personnel mobilized to respond to the Category 4…

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NASA Probes Environment, COVID-19 Impacts, Possible Links

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Scientists are using information from NASA’s Earth-observing satellites, on-the-ground sensors and computer-based datasets to study the environmental, economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the agency’s Earth Science Division recently sponsored new projects to examine how the…

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Study Suggests Rainfall Triggered 2018 Kīlauea Eruption

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In May 2018 Kīlauea volcano on the island of Hawaii erupted, touching off months of intense activity. Through August, incandescent lava from fissures spewed hundreds of feet in the air, and billowing ash clouds reached as high as six miles…

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