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Quiet Year Expected for Amazon Forest Fires in 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

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

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

Great Lakes: Swimming with Ice Cubes

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.

The Loop

Landsat 8 shows the Colorado River—better known for sheer canyons—boasts some dramatic, serpentine meanders.
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Laboratory News

Margolis Named Distinguished Alumnus

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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