The risk of post-tremor avalanches in Nepal is great to the point that NASA is dealing with mapping potential areas. A week ago, NASA declared that a group of global volunteers was working through satellite symbolism of the quake influenced territories in Nepal to recognize conceivable avalanche areas.
"Avalanches are a typical auxiliary risk activated by quakes or precipitation," said Dalia Kirschbaum, a remote detecting researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and a pioneer of an avalanche mapping exertion. "Since avalanches can assemble and move so rapidly, they regularly cause more harm than individuals figure it out."
Researchers were utilizing sources, for example, Landsat satellites, the Earth Observing-1 satellite, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on the Terra satellite, the WorldView and GeoEye satellites worked by Digital Globe, and picture mosaics and topographic data available in Google Earth.
In their announcement, NASA said that mapping avalanches is particularly essential in view of the looming rainstorm season in Nepal where the most astounding number of avalanches happen. The group is giving data that Nepalese government, military, and experimental elements could use to settle on educated choices about departures and alleviation support.