Hurricane Rita Disaster Response from the USGS
Entry ID: USGS_EROS_HDDS_RITA

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Summary
Abstract: USGS EROS supported first responders and emergency services working in response to Hurricane Rita. EROS channeled vital imagery to state and local governments, FEMA, and other federal agencies. These images helped prioritize relief efforts.

In cooperation with FEMA, EROS is the clearinghouse for all aerial, satellite, and ground information on areas struck by natural disasters. EROS received pre- and post-hurricane imagery files of the affected area and immediately uploaded them to an FTP data server for rapid release to relief organizations and agencies, as well as government disaster management teams.

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Description: EarthExplorer
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.0   S: 22.0   E: -68.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS EROS Center
Dataset Title: Hurricane Rita Disaster Response from the USGS
Dataset Series Name: Hazards
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: maps and geospatial data
Online Resource: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/rita/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-09-15
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES Parameter Definition
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Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EROS CENTER
Phone: 605-594-6151
Phone: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
LTA Customer Services
U.S. Geological Survey
EROS Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-07
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