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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.

 

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July 6, 2020

Nishinoshima Belches Ash and Lava
A young volcanic island in the western Pacific Ocean has been going through some growing pains.

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June 29, 2020

A Dust Plume to Remember
While dust routinely blows across the Atlantic Ocean, scientists rarely see plumes as large and dense with particles as the one that darkened Caribbean skies in June 2020.

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June 26, 2020

Channeling a Bloom
Unusually clear skies and persistent, unseasonable heat may have set the stage for a large and persistent blooms of phytoplankton in the waters around England.

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June 25, 2020

Signs of Drought in European Groundwater
Long-term rainfall deficits, heat waves, and increased evaporation have depleted some of the groundwater supply beneath central and eastern Europe.

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June 23, 2020

Heat and Fire Scorches Siberia
Fires are raging in eastern Siberia in the midst of an unusually long-lived heat wave.

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