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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

March 31, 2020

Relentless Floods
High water on the James River in South Dakota has persisted for more than a year.

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March 25, 2020

A Dusty Day Over the Aral Sea
The shrinking of this once-vast inland lake means winds more frequently pick up dust from the exposed lakebed.

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March 24, 2020

To celebrate the Earth Observatory's 20th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we want you to pick our all-time best image. Each week from March 23 to April 28, you can vote for your favorites, narrowing the field from 32 nominees down to one champion. Vote now!

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March 24, 2020

Sea Ice Below Normal Despite a Seasonal Bump
Slight recoveries in the extent of sea ice at both poles were not enough to return to long-term normal levels.

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March 20, 2020

Swollen Rivers in Channel Country
Heavy rain in March drenches parched land in southwestern Queensland.

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