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disaster monitoring Blog Posts

Rapid Response Research: The Chamoli Landslide

Stories

In a paper released last week in Science, researchers shared how they used Planet satellite data, combined with eye witness accounts, video on the ground, and other remote sensing datasets, to determine the cause of the massive debris flow that cascaded through valleys in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India on February 7, 2021. The event killed […]

The Atlantic braces for another busy hurricane season

News

The Atlantic hurricane season is here and like year’s past, it’s projected to be difficult. Last year was the busiest season on record, with a record 30 named storms with 12 making landfall. The 2020 season was so busy in fact, that the U.S. National Hurricane Center used up its entire list […]

Monitoring Natural Disasters in the Philippines

News

More than 20 typhoons take place every year in the Philippines, five of which are typically destructive, taking a toll on not only infrastructure but also human life. The country’s location also makes it vulnerable to other natural disasters including frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions as well as tsunamis, sea-level rise, storm surges, […]

How Fathom Leverages Frequent Satellite Imagery for Dynamic Flood Maps

Tech

Flooding is the most common and costliest natural disaster in the United States causing billions of dollars in damages annually. The March 2019 floods across 14 states in the Midwest are a sobering reminder. Torrential rain and overflowing rivers swept through whole cities, towns, and farmlands, wreaking major havoc for farmers and […]

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