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Water droplets
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In this promotional video NASA scientists discuss why it is so important to study and track Earth's freshwater resources, and explain the purpose of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission.
View of the Pacific Ocean from Space
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Water is a vital substance that sets the Earth apart from the rest of the planets in our solar system. In particular, water appears to be a necessary ingredient for the development and nourishment of life.
Person in the desert
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This website describes a study that is being conducted to understand the complexities of rainfall patterns and their effects on food security and human mobility.
Monitoring Floods and Fires During the Summer of 2011
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See Landsat images before and after these natural disasters.
Example of natural disaster image
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View before and after images of natural disasters and human impact in various locations around the world.
Using Satellites to Track Water
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Faisal Hossain, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Tennessee Technological University, uses NASA satellite data to help Bangladeshi authorities monitor their water resources and prepare for water-related disasters.
Screenshot from water vapor animation
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Water vapor - and with it energy - is carried around the globe by weather systems. This satellite image shows the distribution of water vapor over Africa and the Atlantic Ocean.
Screenshot from the water cycle animation
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This flash animation takes viewers through four aspects of the water cycle: rain, water storage, vapor, and clouds.
Imagery of climate change including wildfires, dry land, and a hurricane from space
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View the latest data on the vital signs of the planet, including arctic sea ice levels, carbon dioxide, sea levels, global temperature and land ice.
EarthKAM thumbnail
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An educational outreach program allowing middle school students to take pictures of our Earth from a digital camera on board the International Space Station. Educators must register in order to participate in EarthKAM missions and request photos of Earth.

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