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Black Marble Products Illuminate Texas Power Outages

The NASA Black Marble Products were utilized to monitor the impact of the recent winter storm in Texas. It was reported that 4 million customers across the state were without power, including 1.4 million in the Houston area. The nighttime light images produced by the Black Marble team, using the standard and high-definition Black Marble products, helped identify these widespread power outages within the neighborhood scale in the Houston area. These results were highlighted by the NASA Earth Observatory and NASA Earth, in addition to being covered by numerous news media outlets including The Washington Post.

FIRMS US/Canada Launched

NASA and the US Forest Service launched a new active fire mapping application. Code 619 developers of the NASA Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), have partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service to create “FIRMS US/Canada"; a new service that delivers web-based active fire mapping tools and capabilities for disseminating data, products, and services for the U.S. and Canada.
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The Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory produces stable, well calibrated, and scientifically validated products from Earth observing satellites. These products fill the needs of researchers at Goddard Space Flight Center working to advance understanding of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere on a global scale. The Laboratory partners with other federal agencies to develop and operate computing systems that provide custom products in near real-time for applied research and applications.

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