Detecting the threat of landslides from space
Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at how scientists can use satellites to detect the threat of landslides in advance.
Scientists have designed a new model called the Landslide Hazard Assessment for Situational Awareness which estimates which regions have a moderate to high chance of landslides every 30 minutes.
The model tracks global rainfall, which is the most widespread and frequent trigger of landslides, combined with a landslide susceptibility map identifying steep slopes, deforestation, and weak foundations.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard