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NASA C-20A Radar Images Mississippi River Levees

Movie Number   EM-0096-05
Movie Date   June 7, 2011
Formats   1280 X 720 QuickTime Movie (22 MB)
1280 X 720 Closed Captioned QuickTime Movie (22 MB)
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This 59 second video clip shows NASA imaging Mississippi River levees with a synthetic aperture radar mounted on a C-20A aircraft to help determine the levees' overall integrity. Part of a multi-agency collaborative effort, the flights complement a multi-year Mississippi State University levee assessment project intended to rapidly assess the levees' condition and to identify, classify, and prioritize potential problems.

Keywords   NASA's Gulfstream C-20A research aircraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory's sophisticated UAVSAR synthetic aperture radar, Mississippi River levee flights
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