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
 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


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > Southeast United States


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >COMMUNICATIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >INUNDATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SHORELINES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS >HURRICANE ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >DISASTER RESPONSE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Platform
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
IKONOS    [Information]
LANDSAT    [Information]
LANDSAT-5    [Information]
LANDSAT-7    [Information]
QUICKBIRD >DigitalGlobe's QuickBird    [Information]
RADARSAT-2    [Information]
SEASTAR >Orbital Sciences Corporation OrbView-2 Satellite    [Information]
SPOT-4 >Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-4    [Information]
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]


Instrument
ASTER >Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer    [Information]
HRV >High Resolution Visible Imaging System    [Information]
HRVIR >High Resolution Visible and Infrared    [Information]
IRS >Infrared Radiometer/Spectrometer
LIDAR >Light Detection and Ranging    [Information]
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]
SRTM >Shuttle Radar Topography Mission    [Information]
MBLA >Multi-Beam Laser Altimeter    [Information]
POSEIDON-2 >JASON-1 RADAR ALTIMETER    [Information]
AIRSAR >Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
IMAGING RADAR SYSTEMS >Imaging Radar Systems, Real and Synthetic Aperture    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
SRTM >Shuttle Radar Topography Mission    [Information]


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.


Keywords
Hurricane Rita
Natural Disasters
Hurricane Response
Digital Monitoring
USGS National Atlas
Floods
Storm Surge
Wind
Damage


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
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
TYLER B. STEVENS
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
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


EROS CENTER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-07

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