December 2016


Heimdal Glacier
Dec 23, 2016Landsat Provides Global View of Speed of Ice

Scientists are providing a near-real-time view of every large glacier and ice sheet on Earth with Landsat 8.

forest inventory
Dec 16, 2016How FastEmap is Helping Foresters

A new a tool to help with annual forest mapping.

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Dec 15, 2016Extreme Event: 2012-2015 Snowpack Drought in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

The water year 2015 peak snowpack was found to be the lowest over the 65-year reconstruction of peak annual snow water equivalent.

Folgefonna glacier
Dec 15, 2016A New Way to Map Glaciers

Using Landsat time-series analysis to map glaciers.

forest near Mt. Hood
Dec 15, 2016Fingerprinting Carbon Loss in Pacific Northwest Forests

Looking at the causes of carbon loss in Pacific Northwest forests.

Springtime on an Urban Heat Island
Dec 15, 2016Springtime on an Urban Heat Island

How the urban heat island of Boston affects the growing season of vegetation in and around the city.

snowmelt dates for Alaska
Dec 15, 2016Mapping Snowmelt in the Arctic

The extensive Landsat record has been analyzed to map the climatalogical normal date of snowmelt for large areas of the Arctic.

livestock, Pamir Mountains
Dec 15, 2016The 2015 Surge of Kelayayilake Glacier

In May 2015, a severe glacier surge struck the eastern Pamir.

Nevado Coropuna
Dec 14, 2016A Glacierized Volcano in Peru & El Niño

How the El Niño Southern Oscillation impacts snow cover of a glacierized volcano in Peru.

Punak Jaya glacier
Dec 14, 2016Decline of the Last Glaciers in the Eastern Tropics

The glaciers of Puncak Jaya have continued their decline.

abandoned barn
Dec 14, 201645 Years of Ecosystem Carbon Storage Change Across the U.S.

The carbon implications of 45 years of land use and land cover change in the conterminous U.S.

Getz Ice Shelf
Dec 12, 2016The Shifting Boundary Between Grounded Continental Ice and the Ocean in West Antarctica

Using Landsat to closely monitor changes in ‘grounding line’ position in West Antarctica.

Taimyr reindeer
Dec 12, 2016What Satellites Can Tell Us About How Animals Will Fare in a Changing Climate

From the Arctic to the Mojave Desert, terrestrial and marine habitats are quickly changing. Satellites are particularly well-suited to observe habitat transformation and help scientists forecast what animals might do next.

Karakoram mountain range
Dec 12, 2016Glacier Behavior in High Mountain Asia

How do glaciers respond to present climate change, in particular how have ice flows evolved over the last few decades?

Nabesna Glacier
Dec 12, 2016The Mechanics of Glacier Motion

Using Landsat 8 to document glacier velocity patterns on a mountain-range-wide scale.

Louisiana coastal marshes
Dec 12, 2016How Louisiana’s Coastal Marshes are Responding to Climate Change

Louisiana's coastal marshes are responding to climate change.

Himalayas
Dec 12, 2016Dust on a Glacier

The authors use Landsat imagery collected between 1996–2016 to analyze trends and variability in snow/ice albedo over the Himalayas.

Hamlet of Paulatuk
Dec 12, 2016The Eroding Hamlet of Paulatuk

The potential impacts of climate change on the Hamlet of Paulatuk in the Canadian Arctic are erosive.

NW Florida mangroves
Dec 12, 2016The Poleward March of Mangroves

Mangrove expansion has been observed in some subtropical locations around the world.

Antarctica
Dec 12, 2016Reassessing Mass Balance in West Antarctica

Mr. Chuter presented a poster on new mass balance estimates and velocity changes for parts of West Antarctica.