NASA’s Black Marble night lights used to examine disaster recovery in Puerto Rico

Official Selection – 2019 SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

This visualization starts with a global view of hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico. We then zoom in to Puerto Rico to compare the standard night lights dataset to a new, high definition version of nights lights. After the hurricane passes over the island, we see a massive drop in night light intensity due to loss of power. After showing night light levels over several stages of hurricane recovery, we transition to a ‘Days Without Power’ dataset. The camera then zooms in to several locations around the island to examine each stage of recovery in more detail.

For more information, see https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4658/

Date: December 09, 2018