1 min 52 sec
Signs of a drought are easy to recognize when the ground cracks, plants shrivel and lake levels plummet. But surviving a drought requires planning and the ability to recognize the markers of the problem before the drought gets severe. How do we know when a region may be experiencing an early drought? Dr. Heidi Cullen talks to NASA scientist Molly Brown, who relies on sophisticated satellites for the answer.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Watch >> How Do We Know: Drought
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This short video shows how NASA tracks droughts with satellites, offering early warning signs to at-risk regions. This would be useful in a discussion about meteorology or climate.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Molly Brown - Molly Brown is a Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center where she contributes to research on long-term climate data records, applied science projects, and climate and food security in the developing world.