Earth  ID: 13242

Using NASA Data to Monitor Drought and Food Insecurity

NASA’s satellite imagery and model forecasts play an important role in monitoring the performance of crops worldwide and preparing for food shortages. NASA's view from space helps government agencies forecast food insecurity, like during the drought in Southern Africa in 2018.
 

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Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase): Lead Writer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET): Producer
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Christa Peters-Lidard (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
John D. Bolten (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Amy McNally (SAIC): Scientist
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Keywords:
SVS >> Drought
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Drought Indices
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Famine
SVS >> Freshwater

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: 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 8.0.0.0.0