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Mapping Snow Melting in the Sierra Nevada

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The Data

Intel is working with the Earth Research Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) to use satellite imagery and snow mapping technologies to measure the snow range in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

How the data was shared

This research will enable governments and farmers to predict drought conditions and plan accordingly to save water for the future when water supply encounters issue. According to Vin Sharma, director, strategy and marketing, Big Data Solutions at Intel, the initiative generates “about two terabytes every 15 days, and the source files 75 gigabytes a day.” This data has the potential to be recorded into a “queryable” database that can be used globally and by the UCSB institute to inform agricultural practices worldwide by predicting future water supply.

Purpose of Data Shared

Intel and UCSB are using satellite imagery and snow mapping technologies to measure the snow range in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This will enable governments and farmers to predict drought conditions and plan accordingly to save water for the future when the water supply encounters issue. The project is still in an ongoing phase, but Intel plans to provide database access to governments and scientists.

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