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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

June 13, 2019

Cyclone Vayu Approaches Western Coast of India
The powerful storm barreled toward the coast and then changed direction.

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June 6, 2019

Beauty and a Burden in the Norwegian Sea
Harmless phytoplankton put on a stunning display, while another less-visible species wreaked havoc on salmon farms.

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June 6, 2019

Tropical Cyclones are Stalling More
Storms in the North Atlantic are lingering longer near the coast, leading to significantly more rainfall.

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June 4, 2019

Bloom in the Parent Stream
Fueled by the Oyashio current, the waters off of northeastern Japan support a bounty of phytoplankton and fishes.

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May 31, 2019

An EPIC View of Smoke Over Canada
Fires raging in Alberta sent smoke plumes far and wide.

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