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Applications

NISAR will add a tremendous new data set to create new and greatly improve upon existing applications. By virtue of the planned frequent and regular sampling of some of the world's most hazard-prone areas, these data will be more than a rich source of information to guide development of applications and their associated scientific studies. They will be a reliable source over the life of the mission for proactive planning for disasters, and will have a store of pre-disaster images available to rapidly and unambiguously understand what transpired in the disaster, leading to the development of actionable applications that could inform the government for consideration of future operational missions. Water resource monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, and other value-added applications will also be revolutionized by access to these data.
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Hazards
Hazards

White Papers
Sinkholes and Cavern Collapse (PDF, 2.01 MB)
Volcanic Hazards (PDF, 1.62 MB)
Landslides (PDF, 1.25 MB)
Floods (PDF, 2.98 MB)
Induced Seismicity (PDF, 1.76 MB)
Hazards in Texas (PDF, 5.1 MB)
Florida Environment and Hazards (PDF, 3.53 MB)



Maritime and Coastal
Maritime Hazards and Coastal Waters

White Papers
Coastal Land Loss (PDF, 2.56 MB)
Oil Spills (PDF, 3.48 MB)
Ice Sheets, Glaciers, and Oceans (PDF, 1.19 MB)
Marine Hazards (PDF, 1.44 MB)
Sea Ice (PDF, 2.21 MB)

Workshop reports
Sea Ice and Ocean Applications Workshop Report (June 2017) (PDF, 5.01 MB)



Ecosystem
Ecosystem

White Papers
Fire Management (PDF, 1.78 MB)
Food Security (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Forest Resources (PDF, 2.02 MB)
Timber and Forest Disturbance (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Flood Forecasting (PDF, 3.52 MB)

Workshop reports
Vegetation Biomass Workshop Report (June 2016) (PDF, 6.95 MB)



Underground Reservoirs
Underground Reservoirs

White Papers
Drought and Groundwater Withdrawal (PDF, 3.06 MB)
Oil, Gas, and Water Underground Reservoirs (PDF, 2.09 MB)



Critical Infrastructure
Critical Infrastructure

White Papers
Levees and Dams (PDF, 1.92 MB)
Subsidence (PDF, 2.58 MB)

Workshop reports
Critical Infrastructure Workshop Report (June 2017) (PDF, 1.78 MB)

2015 NISAR Applications Workshop Report



Announcement for the 2015 NISAR Applications Workshop


2014 NISAR Applications Workshop Report


Announcement for the 2014 NISAR Applications Workshop


Applications White Papers:

Hazards
Sinkholes and Cavern Collapse (PDF, 2.01 MB)
Volcanic Hazards (PDF, 1.62 MB)
Landslides (PDF, 1.25 MB)
Floods (PDF, 2.98 MB)
Induced Seismicity (PDF, 1.76 MB)
Hazards in Texas (PDF, 5.1 MB)
Florida Environment and Hazards (PDF, 3.53 MB)

Maritime Hazards and Coastal Waters
Coastal Land Loss (PDF, 2.56 MB)
Oil Spills (PDF, 3.48 MB)
Ice Sheets, Glaciers, and Oceans (PDF, 1.19 MB)
Marine Hazards (PDF, 1.44 MB)
Sea Ice (PDF, 2.21 MB)

Ecosystem
Fire Management (PDF, 1.78 MB)
Food Security (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Forest Resources (PDF, 2.02 MB)
Timber and Forest Disturbance (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Flood Forecasting (PDF, 3.52 MB)

Underground Reservoirs
Drought and Groundwater Withdrawal (PDF, 3.06 MB)
Oil, Gas, and Water Underground Reservoirs (PDF, 2.09 MB)

Critical Infrastructure
Levees and Dams (PDF, 1.92 MB)
Subsidence (PDF, 2.58 MB)



Applications Areas Workshop Reports

Vegetation Biomass Workshop Report (June 2016) (PDF, 6.95 MB)
Critical Infrastructure Workshop Report (June 2017) (PDF, 1.78 MB)
Sea Ice and Ocean Applications Workshop Report (June 2017) (PDF, 5.01 MB)