As the first of six episodes, Science for a Hungry World: Part 1 sets the groundwork for explaining why NASA data is critical to ensure a stable global food system. This video reveals how satellite remote sensing data provide the world with essential information like the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, or NDVI, which allows scientists and governments to see the health of crops on a global scale. This video reinforces the idea that a unique perspective from space is essential for continuous global agricultural monitoring and accurate forecasting.
Megan Willy (IRC/UMBC): Lead Animator Ivy Flores (IRC/UMBC): Animator Stefanie Misztal (UMBC): Video Editor Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee Brad Doorn (NASA/HQ): Interviewee Molly Brown (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee Michelle Williams (UMBC): Narrator Michelle Williams (UMBC): Producer Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC): Producer Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC): Scientist Molly Brown (NASA/GSFC): Scientist Brad Doorn (NASA/HQ): Scientist Jamal Smith (HTSI): Videographer Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC): Videographer Jefferson Beck (UMBC): Videographer Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC): Writer
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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 22.214.171.124.0