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Desert Research Institute (DRI) works on drought monitoring projects in Vegas

Reported by: Christine Kim
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Updated: 5/01/2014 11:55 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV — The Desert Research Institute is working on drought monitoring projects in the Las Vegas valley that should help find solutions to water shortages.

This is part of President Barack Obama's Climate Data Initiative.

A 30-year time lapse of Las Vegas will help scientists track droughts and the consumption of water in natural vegetation.

Scientists can then process and analyze an archive of high resolution satellite images in a matter of seconds.

DRI researchers are teaming up with Google to create new web-based drought mapping and monitoring tools for the entire nation.

The unique aspect about this project is that all data is available to the public.


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