Products that are going to be generated in the framework of NASABADA Project and the main usage fields for those products:

In the first stage of NASABADA, development of 7 products is planned. However, the number of products is aimed to be 20 in the future. The explanation of the 7 products which their trail versions would be published in the near future are given below.

1- Albedo Maps :

Albedo is known as surface reflectivity of sun’s radiation. It is the capacity of reflecting sun radiation and generally denoted as percentages. Albedo varies with the surface texture and color of objects, and varies depending on the field. When the world is viewed from space, the clouds are bright, and the ocean surface is generally appear as dark. White clouds reflect most of the radiation falling on them, so their albedo is high. The sea surface absorbs a large part of the radiation falling on, but it reflects a very small portion, thus its albedo is low. On the surface of our planet snow and sand bodies have the highest albedo ratio among other objects. Lowest albedo values are observed in the recently processed fields and forested areas. Albedo maps are generally used in determination of mine areas, snow and glaciers, ans soil moisture.

2- Snow and Glacier Maps :

In countries like ours where the fresh water resources are feeded most signifacantly by snow melting, it has profound importance to know the snow and ice covered areas precisely. By having this information, agricultural, forest, hydrology, fresh water ensuring, hydroelectric energy generation, tourism, transportation, etc. studies could be supported as an important parameter. The proposed project will produce daily maps of snow-covered fields. Current meteorological observation network is inadequate and the meteorological station measured data represents point based results, the daily snow-covered area maps to be obtained from NASABADA Project is going to be used in areas like; dam businesses, flood plans, profit tourism, hydrology, and hydroelectric energy production optimization.

3- Snow Water Equivalent Maps :

The amount of water that will occur by the melting of the snow would be calculated with optical and microwave data and will be established in conjunction with using the model to estimate the amount of water that will arrive at our basins. Southeastern Anatolia Project's (SAP) most important source of feeding is the melting snow. With the aid of snow water equivalent product used for SAP Project future projections will be made for agriculture, environmental impact, and hydroelectric energy generation activities. Use of snow water equivalent maps would make significant contributions to economy of our country. According to this goal, the snow water equivalent maps will be produced daily.

4- Cloud Maps :

Cloud maps will be produced daily with the developed algorithm that derives data automatically from optical satellite data,. Thus produced maps will contribute to performance evaluation of especially solar energy obtained from the use of electricity and hot water production, agricultural irrigation will be important in determining the calendar.



5- Surface Temperature Maps :

With the use of thermal channels, on a daily basis the surface temperature maps will be produced and thermal anomalies will be detected. The surface temperature maps will be used for determination of information on aquatic life by observing sea currents in the hot water. Moreover, the plant irrigation water requirements and the level and size of dorught could be determined by using long years of observations.

6- Vegetation Index Maps :

The growth and seasonal activity of the plants doing photosynthesis would be observed with the help of the developed products which are using optical satellite imagery, near infrared and visible channels. Thus data will be obtained about the estimated harvest, agricultural crop productivity, forest health and propagation, forest fires, after the damage detection, and etc.

7- Daily Sun Radiation :

By using the topographical map layers that are produced via the satellite data obtained from active radar sensors as a base, the radiation coming from the Sun is envisaged to be calculated. Thus, the developed maps would be an important source and reference to the corporations, institutions, and legal people that are planning to use energy coming from the Sun for energy production on their project goals. To take advantage of solar energy to produce electrical energy with the development of the technology, renewable electricity from solar energy to produce in the future will be much more economical.

How and who are going to use NASABADA:

As the name suggests, NASABADA is aimed to be a national platform. Therefore, public institutions and organizations, universities, students, civil society organizations, legal and natural persons benefiting from these products will be offered.

Products will be presented in a format that everyone can easily use; available to display on Google Earth platform, if necessary, all other Geographic Information System data base analysis environment also can be expected.

How to reach NASABADA platform:

The request form for reaching NASABADA platform will be available at the official website of www.nasabada.com(www.utuva.com). And by filling and subscribing the form, users will be able to use NASABADA platform. Developed as free trial versions of products will be presented to users. Professional users of the products will be posted daily for all products, as well as quarterly progress reports to be prepared in reach. In addition to the products of dynamic composite products will be published, decision-makers throughout the time series for the development of products that contain more concrete information about the atlas also will be produced.

NASABADA Supporting :

NASABADA Project is supported under a contract with TUBITAK with the project number 7090419 since 01 September 2009 within the framework of the SME R&D Start Grants Program.

When NASABADA is going to be completed:

NASABADA is an R & D projects and fully in accordance with scientific research techniques are being developed. In the proceeding years, within the accuracy of product testing and the sample data set that can be done with the expansion of sustainable configuration of a data library is planned. According to the proposal submitted to TUBITAK project completion deadlines of NASABADA is 18 months since 01 September, 2009.

What kind of an infrastructure is NASABADA configured on:

At the last quarter of the year 2009, infrastructure of NASABADA was entirely renovated. In this context, 2 advanced servers, the necessary operating systems (Linux and Windows 2008 Server), uninterruptible power supply, 2 advanced workstations, and 3 sophisticated laptops are used. Also established with approximately 10 TB storage volume is aimed to give you uninterrupted service. All this infrastructure necessary measures have been taken to ensure safety.
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