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Voice of America Discusses Arctic Wildfires with Hoy and Morton

09.04.2020
Liz Hoy (618/GST) and Doug Morton (618) were interviewed for an article published in Voice of America on Arctic Wildfires.

Anyamba Featured in New Netflix Series

08.07.2020
Assaf Anyamba (618/USRA) is featured in the new Netflix series Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything hosted by Latif Nasser. In "Clouds" (Episode 5), Anyamba describes how massive amounts of NASA satellite-derived climate data and disease data from a variety of sources are combined using cloud computing technology and machine learning methods to map and forecast areas at potential risk for disease outbreaks globally. He also illustrates how these satellite measurements are related to focal ground observations of the environment and mosquito vector populations that drive disease outbreaks. Filming locations included Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio (August 2019) and a field site in Free State Province, South Africa (September 2019).

Earthdata Blog: Using Satellites to Measure the Size and Shape of Mangroves

07.01.2020
Researchers use remote sensing to measure mangrove forest extent and tree height to inform sustainable management of these ecosystems.
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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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