Thursday, November 14, 2013

NASA Maps to Aid Super Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief


By Miriam Kramer, Staff Writer   |   November 14, 2013 12:25pm ET
NASA scientists have used satellite images to create detailed maps of the devastation in the Philippines from Super Typhoon Haiyan in order to help disaster relief efforts by recovery crews.
Super Typhoon Haiyan — which struck the island nation on Nov. 8 — was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. produced the damage maps in order to depict the hardest hit regions of the country, NASA officials wrote in a news release.
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