The New York Times analyzed satellite data from JPSS, using flood detection software that is frequently used in emergency response, to measure the scope of the 2019 spring floods in the Midwest. The data shows a catastrophe along the Missouri, Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers, a system that drains more than 40 percent of the landmass of the continental United States. Of the 100 homes in the community of Lynch, Nebraska, 30 were destroyed during this flood.
Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS)
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is a partner institution of CISESS. CISESS enhances understanding of how the natural components of the Earth system—atmosphere, ocean, land, and biosphere—interact with human activities. CISESS researchers will use environmental data from JPSS satellites to develop new, more accurate products that help NOAA improve weather and climate forecasts.