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Land is Sliding, Tell Us Where!

Land is Sliding, Tell Us Where!

Summer in
the northern hemisphere brings monsoon season, causing heavy
rains and flooding that trigger landslides. Next time you see a landslide in
the news, online, or in your neighborhood, submit it to our citizen science
project Landslide
Reporter to build the largest open global landslide catalog and help
us and the public learn more about when and where they occur.

Rainfall is the most common cause
of landslides.

After a storm, the soil and rock on a slope can become saturated with water and
begin to slide downwards, posing a danger to people and destroying roads,
houses and access to electricity and water supplies.

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We have been monitoring rainfall from
space for
decades.

Orbiting
the Earth right now, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)
mission is a group of 10 satellites that measure rain, snow, sleet and other
precipitation worldwide every three hours. This data tells us where and when heavy
rain is falling and if it could lead to disasters.

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What can rainfall data tell us
about landslides?

We’re
using GPM data to understand where and when landslides are happening. A global
landslide model uses information about the environment and rainfall
to anticipate where landslides are likely to happen anytime around the world
every three hours.

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To improve the global
landslide model and other landslide research, NASA is looking for
citizen scientists like you!

If you find a landslide reported online or in your neighborhood, you can provide
the event details in Landslide Reporter, our citizen
science project.

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Your
detailed reports are added into an open global landslide inventory
available at Landslide Viewer. We use
citizen science contributions along with other landslide data to check our prediction
model so we can have a better picture of how rainfall, slope steepness, forest
cover, and geology can trigger a landslide.

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Because the data is open, anyone
can use the data for research or response
.

When you report a landslide, you improve our
collection of landslide data for everyone.

Help
support landslide efforts worldwide by contributing to Landslide
Reporter, and you can help inform decisions that could save lives
and property today! Learn more about the project at https://landslides.nasa.gov. You
can also follow the project on Twitter and Facebook.

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