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Press Releases & Feature Stories

A Closer Look at Alaska’s Forests

07.25.2014
A plane flying low over remote forests is capturing stunning aerial photography—as well as measurements that will improve understanding of how Alaska’s forests are responding to global warming.

Quiet Year Expected for Amazon Forest Fires in 2014

07.22.2014
Researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, using a variety of satellite data, expect Amazon forests this year to see a below-average wildfire season.

NASA’s Alaska Forest Survey Kicks Off

07.16.2014
From early July through mid-August 2014, scientist Doug Morton of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will be flying low over the treetops of interior Alaska.

Mudslide Near Collbran, Colorado

06.20.2014
A large mudslide covered some three miles on May 25, 2014.

Great Lakes: Swimming with Ice Cubes

06.19.2014
Satellite data showed residual ice in the Lake Superior in June and it is not necessarily a surprise given the record-setting cold weather and extensive ice cover this winter.
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Laboratory News

NASA in Alaska 2014

07.22.2014
The Alaska G-LiHT (Goddard – Lidar Hyperspectral Thermal) Campaign is actively collecting data in interior Alaska. The project is a partnership between 618 Scientists Ross Nelson (PI), Bruce Cook (G-LiHT PI), Doug Morton (Co-I), Larry Corp (Instrument Manager), and Matt Fagan (NPP) and colleagues Hans Andersen and Robert Pattison at the US Forest Service.

Margolis Named Distinguished Alumnus

04.04.2014
Congratulations to Hank Margolis (USRA) on his election as a Distinguished Alumnus by the College of Forestry of Oregon State University (OSU) for lifetime scientific achievements in Canada and the U.S.
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The Biospheric Sciences Laboratory studies terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions with the atmosphere using multiscale remote sensing, mathematical modeling, and advanced analytical techniques. This research allows Laboratory scientists to characterize and predict environmental changes due to natural and anthropogenic processes at local to global scales.

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