CSDMS 2018 annual meeting - Geoprocesses, geohazards

Private Eyes are Watching You

Mike Willis

University of Colorado, Boulder, United States

The National Science Foundation and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency have a commercial imagery agreement that provides very high resolution DigitalGlobe Inc satellite imagery to the science community. We have leveraged this imagery, high performance computing and open source workflows and code to produce tens of thousands of digital surface models. We have successfully produced repeat topography timeseries for over one fifth of the entire planet. I will show examples of current projects to examine inundation risks at the 20 largest port cities around the globe, landslides and earth ruptures that occurred during the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand and assessment of ice mass changes at all latitudes.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group