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NASA-USGS Award Recognizes Innovations in Land Observations

A pioneer in mapping global land cover change from space and the team behind the United States’ most advanced land surface mapping satellite have both been honored with the 2014 William T. Pecora Awar

‘Pulse of Our Planet’: Watching Earth’s Vital Signs

On Sept. 10, “Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet” premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, showcasing some of NASA’s most exciting Earth observations of our dynamic planet.
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NASA Scientist to Discuss Climate and Wildfires at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called “Climate and Wildfires in the 21st Century” with Douglas Morton at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on October 9 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Where China and Kazakhstan Meet

While people often say that borders aren’t visible from space, the line between Kazakhstan and China could not be more clear in this satellite image.

A Closer Look at Alaska’s Forests

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.
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NASA in Alaska 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.
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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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