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A Tale of Two Mountains

The winter of 2013–2014 was a study in contrasts between mountains in the far western United States and in the interior West.

Aerial Views of the Landslide in Oso, Washington

On March 25, 2014, we published this nadir view of debris and a barrier lake created by a major landslide near Oso, Washington; the image was acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite on March 23.

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

Tracking Urban Change and Flood Risk with Landsat

When it comes to helping communities across the United States stay up-to-date on their flood risk, the Landsat satellite can take a bow.

When Waters Rise: NASA Improves Flood Safety

NASA Earth-observing missions help scientists and emergency planners better understand of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards.
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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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