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Satellite Map Shows Deformation Following Alaska Earthquake

December 7, 2018

mapScientists with the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA), a collaboration between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech, also in Pasadena, using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite, operated by the European Space Agency, generated a map of the deformation of Earth's surface caused by the November 30, 2018 magnitude 7.0 earthquake beneath the Anchorage area of Alaska, US.

Full article is availalbe at:  http://spaceref.com/earth/satellite-map-shows-deformation-following-alaska-earthquake.html

 

 

 

Assisting Those Fighting the California Wildfires on This Week @NASA

November 17, 2018

Data from space are informing those fighting the California wildfires, a U.S. commercial resupply mission launches to the space station, and showcasing the powerhouse for our Orion spacecraft … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

 

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NASA's ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

November 12, 2018

mapCalifornia continues to be plagued by wildfires — including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state's history. NASA satellites are observing these fires — and the damage they're leaving behind — from space.

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, produced new damage maps using synthetic aperture radar images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites. The first map shows areas likely damaged by the Woolsey Fire as of Sunday, Nov. 11. It covers an area of about 50 miles by 25 miles (80 km by 40 km) — framed by the red polygon. The color variation from yellow to red indicates increasing ground surface change, or damage.

Read the full article at:  https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasas-aria-maps-california-wildfires-from-space/

 

Updated NASA Damage Map of Camp Fire from Space

November 19, 2018

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As firefighters continue to battle the destructive Camp Fire in Northern California, the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has produced a new map showing damage as of Nov. 16.

The map was developed using synthetic aperture radar images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites operated by the European Space Agency. The map covers an area of 48 miles by 48 miles (78 by 77 kilometers), outlined in red on left. A closeup view of damage to the town of Paradise is inset on right, outlined in white. The color variation from yellow to red indicates increasingly more significant changes in the ground surface.

Read the full article at: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/updated-nasa-damage-map-of-camp-fire-from-space

 

NASA's ARIA Maps Indonesia Quake, Tsunami Damage

October 5, 2018

mapA 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 in northern Indonesia and the devastating tsunami that followed it killed more than 1,400 people and left a large trail of destruction. This map, produced by NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, shows that damage. The map covers an area of about 42 by 44 miles (67 by 70 kilometers), shown by the red polygon. Each pixel measures about 33 yards (30 meters) across. The color variation from yellow to red represents increasingly more significant ground surface change, or damage likely caused by the earthquake and tsunami.

Full article available at:  https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7253

 

 

 

NASA's ARIA Project Generates New Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Latest Mexico Quake

Scientists with the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA), a collaboration between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech, also in Pasadena, using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite, operated by the European Space Agency, generated a map of the deformation of Earth's surface caused by the Feb. 16, 2018 magnitude 7.2 Pinotepa earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico. The deformation map is produced from automated interferometric processing of the SAR data using the JPL ARIA data system in response to a signal received from the U.S. Geological Survey. The false-color map shows the amount of permanent surface movement that occurred almost entirely due to the quake, as viewed by the satellite, during a 12-day interval between two Sentinel-1 images acquired on Feb. 5 and Feb. 17, 2018.

Full Article & Image Available at: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22258 or https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=pia22258

Tonga Cyclone Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) of Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga, following the landfall of Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm that hit Tonga on Feb. 12-13, 2018. The map depicts areas that are likely damaged from the storm, shown by red and yellow pixels. The map was produced by comparing two pairs of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) images from the COSMO-SkyMed satellites, operated by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The pre- and post-cyclone images were acquired on Jan. 19 and Feb. 13, 2018, respectively. The later image was acquired just 4-1/2 hours after the peak damage by the cyclone.

 

Full Article and Image Available at: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/pia22257 or https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=pia22257

NASA-Produced Map Shows Extent of Southern California Wildfire Damage