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Asia and the Pacific- focus for January 9th webinar


Too much water can have devastating consequences when it falls too quickly on Earth's surface. On January 9th, the "Water in Our Environment" webinar will spotlight the experiences of our GLOBE community in Asia and the Pacific. 

Earlier this week in the Philippines, tropical cyclone Kai-Tak wrecked havoc on this region as it caused extreme flooding and landslides.

On December 4th and 5th, tropical cyclone Ockhi was the strongest cyclone to develop in the Arabian Sea since 2015, and it brought intense rainfall to the western part of India.

A recent CNN report stated that the rate of precipitation that falls in southern Asia is increasing, which is putting over 137,000 peoples' lives at risk in that region. 

Too often, intense precipitation can cause landslides, as was the case in Nepal several years ago. NASA scientists are working to use NASA satellite data to detect potential landslides around the world. 

Not only is extreme precipitation causing problems in Asia and the Pacific, but rising sea levels are causing some of Micronesia's islands to vanish

Join us on January 9th to hear how our GLOBE community is taking measurements in Asia and the Pacific to anticipate the consequences of water’s impact on Earth’s surface in that region. 

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