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Appendix C: Applications of NASA's Earth Science Program
Pages 74-77

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From page 74...
... An Idaho Dept of Resources study notes that use of NASA Landsat thermal imagery "in lieu of expensive and problematic pump flow measurements, site visits, and electrical power consumption records" is estimated to save the western states $1B per decade in consumptive water monitoring costs. Landsats 5 and 7 are operated by the US Geological Survey, as will LDCM [be]
From page 75...
... Overall, projections for the Space Coast indicate higher temperatures, fairly consistent annual precipitation, and rising sea levels.6 Electric and Gas Utilities Load Forecasting A NASA-sponsored project is demonstrating improvements in short-term utility load forecasts by adding NASA Earth science data to the gas and electric utilities' existing load forecasting tools. The addition of NASA Earth science data allows the load forecast models to capture both microclimates and larger patterns across the service area and forecast load more accurately.
From page 76...
... NASA investigators modified flood mapping algorithms to accommodate the extremely high sediment concentrations of those floods. NASA's products were added to those provided to disaster responders, relief agencies, and aid providers, including the International Red Cross/Red Crescent, World Bank, World Food Programme, and US military.9 New Map Offers a Global View of Health-Sapping Air Pollution In many developing countries, the absence of surface-based air pollution sensors makes it difficult, and in some cases impossible, to get even a rough estimate of the abundance of a subcategory of airborne par ticles that epidemiologists suspect contributes to millions of premature deaths each year.
From page 77...
... release) .14 NASA Data Reveal Major Groundwater Loss in California Data from NASA's GRACE satellite mission have documented the seasonal and interannual variability of total water storage in the Sacramento and San Joaquin drainage basins, including how agricultural use is affecting water storage.15 NASA Improving Short-Term Weather Prediction by the National Weather Service NASA satellite data are [being]

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