How a Constellation of Satellites Help Study Landslides
Joining Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio this week is Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, a Research Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, MD. Dr. Kirschbaum has a number of responsibilities in the study of landslides including developing new techniques for rainfall-triggered landslide hazard assessment and forecasting. She is also the Associate Deputy Project Scientist for Applications for the GPM Mission. GPM stands for Global Precipitation Measurement. GPM is a constellation of satellites that together make sophisticated measurements of rain and snow of the entire world every 3 hours including the GPM Core observatory that can CT scan a hurricane.
- A new video on hurricane forecasting: https://gpm.nasa.gov/applications/weather/forecasting-hurricanes-satellites
- Daily patterns in rainfall over the US: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13348
- Some new applications of GPM data:
- Microinsurance: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13646
- Agriculture and water resources: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13592