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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. Part of this new series was filmed at Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio (August 2019) and at a field site in Free State Province, South Africa (September 2019). The docuseries 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. It also illustrates how these satellite measurements are related to focal ground observations of the environment and mosquito vector populations that drive disease outbreaks.

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.

Earth Expeditions Blog: Lasers and Bubbles -- Solving the Arctic’s Methane Puzzle

06.18.2020
Trudging through snow up to their thighs, researchers Nicholas Hasson and Phil Hanke pull 200 pounds of equipment through boreal terrain near Fairbanks, Alaska. Once they reach their destination – a frozen, collapsing lake — they drill through two feet of ice to access frigid water containing copious amounts of methane.
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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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