MSFC Disasters Team Support North Carolina 2021 Hurricane Exercise

Members of the MSFC Earth Science Disasters team took part in the North Carolina 2021 Emergency Management Statewide Hurricane Exercise by supplying exercise specific remote sensing data products for internal assessment and integration into established workflows by the state emergency managers and risk management teams.  Earth-observing data provided over the exercise area of interest included optical data from Terra/Aqua MODIS, Suomi-NPP VIIRS, and European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-2.  ESA Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar derived products for the assessment of flooding were also included. These data, when combined with other near-real-time products, will help the State of North Carolina by providing additional situational awareness tools that can be utilized during their real-time response efforts in the upcoming 2021 Hurricane season. The MSFC team, with assistance from the NASA Disasters Program Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team, will continue to work with the North Carolina risk management team to implement these data into their operations.

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