MAGIC Emergency Preparedness Project: Analyzing the 2017 Meramec River Flood

I was privileged with the opportunity to work on the MAGIC Emergency Preparedness project as a part of the NASA SEES High School Internship program. My team included myself, Janine Fleming, Rishu Mohanka, Valerie Chen, Sam Mosby, and Sara Komaiha. A recount of my experiences can be found here. This post will be detailing my work more extensively and be giving an overview of my team’s findings. Parts of this may also be found in brief within the SEES presentations video as well. Credit and thanks to my team mentor Ms. Teresa Howard for her support and mentorship in this thought-provoking project.

My team specifically dealt with remote sensing and gathering of datasets of the Meramec River in St. Louis, Missouri to gain understanding of the 2017 Meramec River Flood (occurred April 29 – May 9). Objectives include uncovering its aftermath, studying maps created in response to the flood to determine its accuracy and usefulness, learning about the challenges of working with data, and improving the information collected during the flooding event. We compared and contrasted pre-event, event, and post-event imagery obtained with U.S. and European satellites.

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