Earth  ID: 13592

Guiding Farmers with NASA Satellites

Agriculture in Pakistan is dependent on irrigation from the Indus River, but over the years, these freshwater resources have become scarce. Today, it is one of the world’s most depleted basins. To tackle this, farmers are attempting to predict and track freshwater resources with the help of NASA satellites and cell phones.

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Faisal Hossain (University of Washington)
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC)

Joy Ng (KBRwyle)

Data Visualizers:
Trent L. Schindler (USRA)
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)

Technical Support:
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Additional imagery credit: University of Washington

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DLESE >> Agricultural science
SVS >> Global Precipitation Measurement
SVS >> Water
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Agriculture >> Agricultural Plant Science >> Irrigation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Habitat Conversion/Fragmentation >> Irrigation
GCMD >> Location >> Bangladesh
GCMD >> Location >> India
GCMD >> Location >> Pakistan
SVS >> Farming
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Water Scarcity
SVS >> Cell Phone

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