2017 Hurricane Response

 In 2017, G-LiHT "researchers flew over the Everglades and Puerto Rico to measure how mangroves and rainforests grow and evolve over time. Five months later, hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through those study areas – creating a unique opportunity to investigate the devastating effects of massive storms on these ecosystems, as well as their gradual recovery." (Kate Ramsayer, NASA GSFC).

The G-LiHT (v2.0) instrument package includes a Phase One 100 MP camera (3-4 cm ground resolution). High resolution aerial photography was captured before and after the hurricane season for both Florida and Puerto Rico. Visit the Aerial Photography section to view these.

Below is a list of news articles and publications focused on our on-going work in observing and analyzing the effects of these storms.

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