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Press Releases & Feature Stories

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

10.23.2014
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

10.07.2014
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

08.16.2014
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

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.
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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.
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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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