Credit: Explore NASA
NASA Monitors Disasters to Help with Recovery
From space and in the air, our fleet of satellites and aircraft are observing the effects of natural disasters and providing information to local governments to aid their recovery efforts. In addition to working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide updates on hurricanes, we’re tracking the extent of the burn areas and studying the chemistry of the record-setting wild fires in the Western United States.
For more than five decades, our agency has used the vantage point of space to understand and explore our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. We bring together technology, science, and unique global Earth observations to provide societal benefits and strengthen our nation.