The project was one of 11 selected by NASA, others include landslides, oil spills, and other earth and environmental aspects.
NASA’s goal is to study ‘hazards and global change’, through Haritashya’s work scientists can use the ASAR data that will be collected through a NISAR satellite.
NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization are preparing to launch this satellite, which was created to get an “unprecedented, detailed view of Earth” using advanced radar imaging.
“This synthetic aperture radar data is a lot more complex than what I’ve used in the past. In many ways, it’s the future of satellite remote sensing for improved detection, characterization and understanding of Earth processes,” Haritashya said.