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April
2018

 For the first time, scientists can look at landslide threats anywhere around the world in near real-time, thanks to satellite data and a new model developed by NASA's team that includes USRA's Thomas Stanley.  The model estimates potential landslide activity triggered by rainfall.   Click the following for more information. 

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12897

The image below is a data visualizaion that shows a close-up view of the potential landslide activity during July in Southeast Asia as evaluated by NASA's Landslide Hazard Assessment model for Situational Awareness. Overlaid on top are reported landslide fatalities dating back to 2007.

Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Other News and Features

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April
23,
2018
USRA’s Katy Mersmann was recently interviewed by Delia Cai of Deez, a social media outlet. Katy is the Earth science video/social producer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In her role as producer, she creates scripts, produces and
April
10,
2018
The Beatles are one of the greatest cultural phenomena to come from the 20th century, yet many people are unaware of their impact on science. In ‘Here, There and Everywhere,’ inspired by the book ‘La Scienza dei Beatles’
April
09,
2018
  Columbia, Maryland—April 9, 2008. The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) elected four new universities to membership, bringing the Association to a total of 110 universities. The members participate in the governance of
April
02,
2018
  Coulumbia, MD. April 2, 2018. Dr. Kevin C. A. Burke, a world-renowned professor of geology and tectonics at the University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences since 1983, passed away at his home in Gloucester,

USRA Activities

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March
29,
2018
  On March 27, 2018, serveral members of USRA received the President's awards for theiir outstanding contributions to USRA.   The Distinguished Service Award went to Mr. Kin Leung, Information Technology Services. Kin Leung
March
16,
2018
USRA's Genna Duberstein and Scott Wiessinger's work on the Solarium video was featured on the Maryland Public Radio.  Genna and Scott's work has been recognized through the various awards they have won in their field. For more
March
05,
2018
  "Eric Becklin has been at the forefront of infrared astronomy since the mid-1960s," said USRA President and CEO Jeffrey Isaacson. "His leadership within the infrared community has been a guiding force in the proposal and
August
08,
2017
Mr. Ernie Wright, visualization communication expert working as part of GESTAR, described his work developing visualizations of the lunar surface based on data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) during a colloquium at USRA's