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Earth Day Countdown: T-15–Tracking Amazon Deforestation from Above

04.07.2020
In the early 2000s, the Brazilian rainforest was losing more than 8,000 square miles per year, an area nearly the size of New Jersey. But beginning in 2004, following several years of particularly rapid deforestation, the tide abruptly turned. Within a few years of adopting aggressive new environmental regulations, large-scale deforestation dropped by roughly 50 percent. By 2012, forest clearing was down nearly 80 percent.

Earth Day Countdown Blog: T-18–Mapping Songbird Diversity

04.04.2020
New Hampshire hosts nearly 200 species of songbirds, but quieter forests are concerning conservationists as populations and diversity of the musical species decrease. NASA satellite data helped map the changing forest landscape, better equipping land managers to react to effects of forest fragmentation and changing songbird populations.

Coronavirus Impacts Field Work

03.27.2020
Goddard Space Flight Center airborne campaigns are highlighted in a recent Capital Weather Gang article in The Washington Post. The article describes the novel coronavirus's impact on scientific research and field campaigns.
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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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