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Emberson part of NASA features on LHASA and DisasterAWARE

Robert Emberson (617/UMBC), member of NASA's landslides team, is part of two NASA features on the integration of LHASA into the PDC's DisasterAWARE platform. 

The Landslide Hazard Assessment for Situational Awareness (LHASA) model ingests data to provide a "landslide "nowcast" - a map showing the potential of rainfall-triggered landslides occurring for any given region within the past day. This map of hazard likelihood can help agencies and officials rapidly assess areas where the current landslide risk is high. It can also give disaster response teams critical information on where a landslide may have occurred so they can investigate and deploy life-saving resources."

The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)'s software DisasterAWARE is utilized for risk assessment and predictability of natural hazards to provide decision-makers with valuable information. "The collaboration with PDC brings NASA's landslide tool to tens of thousands of existing DisasterAWARE users, dramatically increasing LHASA's reach and effectiveness."

Read this NASA feature about how LHASA and the PDC are impacting actions taken worldwide to address and respond to natural hazards. An additional feature can be found on the NASA Applied Sciences site.   

Posted: November 1, 2023, 12:00 PM