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About the NASA Disasters Program

The Disasters Applications area promotes the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency preparedness leaders in developing mitigation approaches, such as early warning systems, and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams.

 

Earth Observatory

January 22, 2020

Windblown Ash from Taal Volcano
Low-level winds lifted ash lying on and around the volcano after its recent eruption.

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January 21, 2020

Etosha Pan Refills
For much of the year, the salt pan is bone dry,. But when the wet season brings abundant rains, the large, shallow basin becomes a temporary oasis.

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January 21, 2020

East Coast Snow and Lake Erie Color
The white landscape contrasts with the dark and colorful water, which at the time had very little ice cover.

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January 15, 2020

Flash Flooding in Iran
In January 2020, three days of heavy rain led to flash floods across provinces in southern Iran.

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January 14, 2020

Major Dust Storm Sweeps Across Australia
Following weeks of smoke, it was dust turning skies odd colors.

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