Hazards and Disasters
- Air Quality
- Ash Plumes
- Dust Storms
- Severe Storms
- Smoke Plumes
NASA's Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) Earth Observing System (EOS) data and imagery enable users to get a snapshot of the Earth in near-real time (NRT). 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), which in turn are useful for air quality assessments; and to determine the extent of sea ice, snow, and flooding which are useful to support shipping in the polar regions and to allow rapid assessment of areas worst affected by snow or flood water. Visualize the data by category in Worldview.
|near real-time Global MODIS Flood Mapping initiative.|
In the polar regions, NRT satellite imagery provided by LANCE are routinely, in combination with other data, are used to provide up-to-date information on sea ice conditions to ships and research vessels.
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- Biological Diversity and Ecological Forecasting
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