The Natural Hazards Support System (NHSS) provides information on various natural hazards events that are occurring both in the United States and around the world. This is done by incorporating dynamic near-real-time data from a wide variety of sources into a web-enabled map that then provides decision makers and the public with a tool to simultaneously track and analyze numerous natural hazards events.
Not only does the NHSS perform geospatial integration for various dynamic data sources, it also provides access to more detailed feature information with a direct link to the original data source. For example, as a hurricane nears the shoreline, NHSS users can pinpoint the current location of the hurricane, and then access near real-time information about associated stream levels, wind speeds, and tide conditions. This NHSS integration of information can also be used to analyze the potential impacts caused by different types of natural hazards events occurring in the same area. For instance, the location of any current wildfires can be seen in association with the location of a specific earthquake. The NHSS was developed and is hosted at the Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center (RMGSC) located in Denver, CO.