Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint project between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall. A link to some of their data has been added under the Data, feeds page in the Resources area of the portal. In particular, TRMM provides a series of quasi-global, near-real-time precipitation estimates on a global 0.25 ° x0.25 ° grid over the latitude band 50 ° N-S within about seven hours of observation time.
Back in 2005 the World Bank released a report titled “Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Analysis”. It analyzes the location and characteristics of hotspots for six hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought and cyclones. Areas of risk are depicted in several excellent global maps. A corresponding citation has been added to the Publications page as well as the links to some of the maps under the Resources page in the portal.
An external publication has been added to the Publications page: Mark A. Cameron, Robert Power, Bella Robinson, Jie Yin “Emergency Situation Awareness from Twitter for Crisis Management”, SWDM 2012. It describes the work done at CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia to detect, assess, summarize, and report messages of interest published by Twitter for crisis coordination purposes.
The US Geological Survey presents a continually updated list of landslide events that happen around the world with a link to the source of news about them: Landslide Events.
The Library of Congress and Twitter signed an agreement back in 2010 providing the Library the public tweets since the company’s inception and here is an update on this development: Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress.