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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.

Earth Day Countdown Blog: T-8–Water for Crops

04/14/2020
As the climate of our home planet changes, some places are drying out and others are getting wetter, including the land producing the food we eat.

NASA's Curious Universe: Only on Earth

04/12/2020
Episode 1 of this new podcast series features Dr. Doug Morton talking about the ways NASA keeps an eye on our home planet.

Earth Day Countdown: T-12–48 Years of Land from Space

04/10/2020
As people celebrated the first Earth Day 50 years ago, NASA engineers and scientists were hard at work on a new remote sensing mission. While astronaut photos provided spectacular glimpses of our home planet in the vastness of space, and weather satellites showed clouds moving across oceans and continents, this new satellite would collect digital information on Earth’s surface at a much finer scale. It was called the Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or ERTS, and with it scientists could study forests, crop fields, urban areas and more – assuming they had the specialized, bulky devices needed to view an image.

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.

Earth Day Countdown Blog: T-30 – Tracking Methane from Space

03/23/2020
NASA’s new 3D picture of methane concentrations shows the second-largest contributor to greenhouse warming and its behavior throughout the atmosphere.

Earth Day Countdown Blog: T-38–Glaciers on the Move

03/15/2020
Condense 48 years into six seconds, and Alaska’s glaciers move at a pace that’s anything but glacial. The rivers of ice flow and surge and shift and retreat, and time-lapse videos created from decades of satellite images track the changes over time.

Earth Expeditions: A Breathtaking View – Literally

02/19/2020
After visiting with part of the SnowEx 2020 airborne team, we headed up the mountain to rendezvous with the ground team, stationed at Grand Mesa Lodge.

Earth Expeditions: Snow Science Two Miles in the Sky

02/18/2020
At a majestic 10,500 feet elevation, Grand Mesa is the world’s tallest mesa, or flat-topped mountain. It’s also the site of an intense month of data collection by NASA’s SnowEx 2020, a ground and airborne campaign testing a variety of instruments that measure the water contained in winter snowpack.

2019 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers

11/19/2019
Several 610 researchers were named to the annual list identifying scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% of citations for their field and year of publication. Congratulations to Greg Faluvegi (611/CU), Cynthia Rosenzweig (611), Alex Ruane (611), Joanne Joiner (614), Matthew Rodell (617), Jeffrey Masek (618), Douglas Morton (618), and Benjamin Poulter (618),

Earth Expeditions Blog: The New and the Lost World of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai

10/21/2019
Dr. Dan Slayback writes about his expedition to Earth’s newest landmass, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai (HTHH) in the Kingdom of Tonga.

NowThis Documentary Features Global Mangrove Monitoring Project

10/13/2019
A NowThis documentary was released on global mangrove monitoring projects by Liza Goldberg (618/UMD) with Lola Fatoyinbo (618).

Earth Expeditions Blog: Early Reports from HTHH, Tonga

10/09/2019
Daniel Slayback is with a team doing research on Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, a volcanic island only four years old.

The Fact Checker Features the Amazon Fires

10/07/2019
Doug Morton appears in The Washington Post'" video, "The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is burning. Who started the fires? | The Fact Checker."

Earth Expeditions Blog: A New Flame- Airborne Campaign the First to Sample Borneo Fire Smoke in Detail

09/16/2019
Read about the Cloud, Aerosol, and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex) studying the impact of smoke from fires and pollution on clouds.

Global Fire Season Highlighted in The Washington Post

08/30/2019
Niels Andela and the Global Fire Emissions Database were featured in a recent article in The Washington Post.

Notes from the Field: Final Field Days in Batamay, Northeast Siberia

08/27/2019
A data shortage in the large swaths of larch forests in Northeast Siberia is a prime reason why we wanted to come here.

Earth Expeditions: Grass, Shrub, Grass… Tree! Measuring Regrowth in a Burned Forest

08/26/2019
Groups of researchers from all over the United States and Canada are flocking to the Northwest Territories in summer 2019 to carry field work under the umbrella of NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

Morton Op Ed in The Washington Post

08/22/2019
Doug Morton co-authored, with Ruth DeFries, an Op Ed in The Washington Post about the fires and deforestation in Brazil.

Notes from the Field: Kick-off of Fire Expedition Siberia 2019

07/29/2019
Researchers gathered in the western part of the Siberian boreal forest, where they collected the tree-ring data needed to reconstruct the area's fire history.

Earth Matters Blog: Introducing Landsat Ice Stream

06/18/2019
Seven ice features in western Antarctica have been named for Earth-observation satellites.

Poster Blowout 2019 is in the books!

02/27/2019
photo of people at the poster party

Photos from this year's Poster Blowout are available now. Congratulations to everyone, especially this year's winners!

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