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NASA GLOBE Land Cover Challenge 2022: Land Cover in a Changing Climate

07.26.2022
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites you to take part in our upcoming Land Cover Challenge: “Land Cover in a Changing Climate.”

The photos you take using The GLOBE Program’s GLOBE Observer app document the current land cover and may also show evidence of land cover or land use change in the area. We especially encourage you to look for places you know have changed (or where you know change is coming), and put any information about the reasons or timing for that change in the field notes section. While existing land cover databases (such as the 50-year record from the Landsat satellite) may be able to indicate where change is happening, they don’t always include the reasons why those changes occurred, so any local, on-the-ground knowledge you share with us can be especially helpful.

Schmidt Discusses Climate on CNN

06.16.2022
Gavin Schmidt (611) discusses on CNN’s “Hopeful take on climate progress" how he remains encouraged climate continues to be a global priority.

Climate Feedback Drought Article Features Cook

05.20.2022
Benjamin Cook (611) was featured in the Climate Feedback organization's article entitled “Water scarcity in a changing climate: will drought get worse with warming?” The article explores the relationship between climate change and drought and examines the ways in which global warming is likely to impact water scarcity around the world.
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Overview

Research at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies emphasizes a broad study of Global Change, the natural and anthropogenic changes in our environment that affect the habitability of our planet. These effects may occur on greatly differing time scales, from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal/annual effects such as El Niño, and on up to the millennia of ice ages.

The Institute's research combines analysis of comprehensive global datasets, derived mainly from spacecraft observations, with global models of atmospheric, land surface, and oceanic processes. Study of past climate change on Earth and of other planetary atmospheres provides an additional tool in assessing our general understanding of the atmosphere and its evolution.

GISS is located at Columbia University in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. You can learn more about the institute at the GISS website.

Contact Us

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Goddard Institute for Space Studies may be directed to the Center Office of Communications at 1-301-286-8955.

To contact GISS directly, please call our main office at 1-212-678-5500.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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