Remote Sensing

Sea Level Watcher Takes Flight
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Sea Level Watcher Takes Flight

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea surface height.

Published Nov 24, 2020

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Lituya Bay’s Apocalyptic Wave
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Lituya Bay’s Apocalyptic Wave

One of the tallest tsunami waves known to science slammed this Alaskan bay in 1958.

Published Nov 23, 2020

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Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America
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Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America

After severe hurricanes dropped torrential rain on Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other countries, NASA researchers worked to map potential landslide hazards.

Published Nov 18, 2020

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Dangerous Hurricane Iota Sets Late-Season Records
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Dangerous Hurricane Iota Sets Late-Season Records

Before 2020, only four category 4 or 5 hurricanes had ever made landfall in Nicaragua. Now two are going to land in just two weeks.

Published Nov 16, 2020

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Stained Winyah Bay
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Stained Winyah Bay

One of the first attempts to set up a permanent European colony in the contiguous United States ended in disaster.

Published Nov 12, 2020

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