Sep 15, 2020
NASA Takes Flight to Study California's Wildfire Burn Areas
The flights are being used to identify structures damaged in the fires while also mapping burn areas that may be at future risk of landslides and debris flows.
Jun 2, 2020
New paper on landslide dynamics
New methods for integrating UAVSAR and satellite observations have produced 3D displacement maps with unprecedented amount of detail and shed light on the impact of rainfall.
Feb 8, 2019
Drought then Deluge Turned a Stable Landslide into Disaster
For the first time, scientists have documented the transition of a stable, slow-moving landslide into a catastrophic collapse, showing how drought and extreme rains likely destabilized the slide
Nov 20, 2018
NASA Mobilizes to Aid California Fires Response
UAVSAR observations collected over the Woolsey and Hill fires will be combined with optical and thermal data to characterize fire scars and aid studies on landslide hazards.
Sep 14, 2018
Hurricane Florence Resources - UAVSAR
UAVSAR imagery provides an opportunity to map floodwater extent areas impacted by Hurricane Florence
Jun 1, 2018
GLISTIN-A helps researchers understand the Kilauea eruption
The NASA Disasters Program webpage features a Story Map describing GLISTIN's contribution to Kilauea monitoring efforts.
Feb 12, 2018
UAVSAR Shows Effects of Deadly California Debris Flows
Processed UAVSAR imagery show surface disruption caused by the debris flows following the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Aug 31, 2017
Sink or Swim? Using Radar to Protect California's Water Supply
Dr. Cathleen Jones talks on Oct 19 and 20 about her research on monitoring California levees with Synthetic Aperture Radar. A live stream is available.
Aug 31, 2017
NASA Working with Partners to Provide Harvey Response
The UAVSAR team is working in collaboration with Texas researchers and government to produce observations over rivers, flood plains and critical infrastructure.
May 24, 2017
NASA's Arctic Ecosystem Science Flights Begin
A NASA-led effort to advance our ability to monitor changing Arctic and boreal ecosystems has started its second season
Feb 28, 2017
NASA Data Show California's San Joaquin Valley Still Sinking
JPL scientists compared multiple satellite and airborne InSAR images of Earth's surface to produce maps showing how subsidence varies over space and time.
Feb 8, 2017
NASA Studies a Rarity: Growing Louisiana Deltas
Instruments mounted on aircraft can be used to study the growing deltas.
Feb 8, 2017
NASA-Led Campaign Studies Hawaii's Iconic Volcanoes
A multi-instrument deployment will help us better understand volcanic processes and help mitigate volcanic hazards.
Dec 21, 2016
NASA Releases New, Detailed Greenland Glacier Data
The Oceans Melting Greenland campaign has released new, more accurate maps of Greenland's coastal glaciers
May 16, 2016
New Study Maps Rate of New Orleans Sinking
Scientists from California and Louisiana use UAVSAR imagery to produce estimates of land sinking rates in New Orleans.
Feb 25, 2016
NASA, Partner Space Agencies Measure Forests In Gabon
A contingent of NASA airborne instruments and scientists to study the dense African tropical forests in Gabon.
Jan 27, 2016
NASA Radar Brings a New View of World Heritage Site
Airborne NASA synthetic aperture radar proved it could pinpoint areas of disturbance in Peru's Nazca lines World Heritage Site.
Oct 20, 2015
NASA Study Improves Understanding of LA Quake Risks
A new NASA-led analysis of a moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake that shook Greater Los Angeles in 2014 finds that the earthquake deformed the Earth's crust across a broad region.
Aug 26, 2015
NASA's OMG Mission Maps Greenland's Coastline
The Ka-band sensor GLISTIN-A will be part of a multi-instrument effort to study the impacts of rising temperatures in Greenland.
Aug 20, 2015
California Drought Causing Valley Land to Sink
UAVSAR and other SAR instruments are used by JPL researchers to map ground subsidence in California's Central Valley.
Jun 18, 2015
NASA Joins North Sea Oil Cleanup Training Exercise
UAVSAR participated for the first time in Norway's annual oil spill cleanup exercise in the North Sea on June 8 through 11.
Jun 16, 2015
NASA Eyes Study Louisiana's Changing Wetlands
NASA recently completed an intensive study of Louisiana Gulf Coast levees and wetlands, making measurements with three advanced imaging instruments on two research aircraft.
Sep 10, 2014
NASA Research Aids Response to Napa Quake
NASA data and expertise are proving invaluable in California's ongoing response to the Aug. 24 earthquake in Napa Valley.
Aug 29, 2014
NASA Radar System Surveys Napa Quake Area
NASA scientists are conducting an airborne survey of earthquake fault displacements in the Napa Valley area of California using UAVSAR.
Apr 30, 2014
California Faults Moved Quietly After Baja Quake
A new NASA study finds that a major 2010 earthquake in northern Mexico triggered quiet, non-shaking motions on several Southern California faults
Apr 1, 2014
NASA Radar Watches Over California's Aging Levees
NASA's UAVSAR is monitoring levees for early signs of stress that could lead to failure.
Mar 6, 2014
NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
UAVSAR data reveal indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations.
Jan 28, 2014
NASA Radar Maps the Winter Pace of Iceland's Glaciers
UAVSAR data will help scientists better understand processes involved in melting glaciers - contributors to rising sea levels.
Apr 3, 2013
NASA Flies Radar South on Wide-Ranging Expedition
UAVSAR showcases its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month-long expedition over the Americas.
Oct 25, 2012
NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill
JPL researchers demonstrate that UAVSAR can be used to characterize oil
Oct 2, 2012
NASA Radar to Study Volcanoes in Alaska, Japan
UAVSAR left CA for a 10-day campaign to study volcanoes in Alaska and Japan
Aug 10, 2012
NASA Conducts Airborne Study of Colorado Landslide
UAVSAR data is used to create a detailed 3D map of landslide motion
Jun 7, 2012
NASA Airborne Radar Studies Icelandic Ice Caps
UAVSAR heads back to Iceland to study the glacial velocity of ice caps
Feb 9, 2012
3-D Map Study Shows Before-After of 2010 Mexico Quake
UAVSAR continues to track deformation after the 2010 Mexicali earthquake
Jan 17, 2012
Hawaiian Volcano Study
UAVSAR returns to Hawaii to understand processes occuring under Earth''s surface
Dec 20, 2011
Soil Moisture Vegetation
UAVSAR flies with other airborne instruments over California''s San Joaquin Valley
Apr 27, 2011
Costa Rica Deployment
UAVSAR flies to Central America on volcano mission
Dec 16, 2010
Quake studies uncover suprises for California
Jul 1, 2010
Gulf Oil Spill
UAVSAR images the coastline to track the extent of the oil spill on wetlands
Jan 26, 2010
UAVSAR flies over Haiti to study earthquake faults
Jun 29, 2009
Arctic Ice Radar Mission
UAVSAR flies to Greenland Iceland to study glaciers, ice streams, and topography