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NASA’s Space-Based Map Pinpoints Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction



NASA is pitching in on the effort to survey the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The agency released a map Wednesday which aims to help rescue workers focus their efforts by showing the specific locations hit hardest by the storm

Haiyan, which is one of the strongest storms ever recorded, tore through the Philippines on Nov. 8, leaving a trail of destruction and a death toll projected to reach 2,500

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), collaborating with the Italian Space Agency, used a processing technique called Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA), which aims to reveal “surface deformation” caused by disasters Read more…

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