Natural Disaster


So what exactly is DisasterMap.net?

Here at DisasterMap.net, our objective is “to provide our users with near complete situational awareness in real time as disaster events unfold.”  I’ve been told by more than one MBA that this objective is complicated and hard to understand.  Another way to put it is that DisasterMap.net is a web based information system that allows you to track…


Greybull Levee performs as designed, reducing risks from ice jam flooding in Wyoming ~Eileen Williamson, DVIDS

GREYBULL, Wyo. – As a series of ice jams moving along the Bighorn River near Worland, Wyo., caused river stages to rise, the state of Wyoming requested technical assistance on March 7 from the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The state cited concerns related to protecting critical infrastructure including a levee, tower and…


NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response

The 40-by-50 kilometer damage proxy map, which covers a region near Tacloban City, where the massive storm made landfall, was processed by JPL’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team using X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar data from the Italian Space Agency’s COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation. The technique uses a prototype algorithm to rapidly detect surface…