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

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.

New Combined Aqua and Terra MODIS Cloud Properties Product

NASA's Level-1 and Atmosphere Archive & Distribution System Distributed Active Archive Center (LAADS DAAC) released a new Combined Aqua and Terra MODIS Cloud Properties product that was produced by the Atmosphere Science Investigator-led Processing System (SIPS) at the University of Wisconsin. The LAADS DAAC including Bhaskar Ramachandran (619/SSAI), Asad Ullah (619/SSAI), and its web development team including Jose Galdamez (619/GST) and Greg Ederer (619/GST) helped release these products with support from the MODIS Atmosphere Science Team. This product is part of the combined Aqua and Terra MODIS Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project Observation Simulator (COSP) Package v6.2.
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The Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory produces stable, well calibrated, and scientifically validated products from Earth observing satellites. These products fill the needs of researchers at Goddard Space Flight Center working to advance understanding of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere on a global scale. The Laboratory partners with other federal agencies to develop and operate computing systems that provide custom products in near real-time for applied research and applications.

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