Feb 25, 2021Extreme Melt on Antarctica’s George VI Ice Shelf

Antarctica’s George VI Ice Shelf experienced record melting during the 2019-2020 summer season.

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Feb 03, 2021Quantifying Forests’ Impacts on Global Carbon Budget with Satellites

A new method, fusing data from many sources, has been developed for quantifying forests' role as both carbon sink and carbon source.

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Nov 02, 2020Talking Climate Change with Conservation and Earth Scientists

Landsat 9 Project Scientist Jeff Masek joined astronaut Jessica Meir and other researchers to discuss the role of space and aviation technologies in studying our changing world as part of the Smithsonian Conservation Commons’ Earth Optimism initiative.

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Oct 27, 2020Greenland’s Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology

Many of the Greenland’s glaciers are retreating while also undergoing other physical changes.

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Sep 22, 2020Warming Temperatures are Driving Arctic Greening

Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.

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Sep 14, 2020Antarctica: Cracks in the Ice

Combined satellite imagery have afforded researchers a new, accurate picture of the rapid development of damage in the shear zones on the ice shelves of Pine Island and Thwaites.

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Aug 31, 2020Global Survey Using Landsat Shows Dramatic Growth of Glacial Lakes

Using 30 years of Landsat data, researchers have found that the volume of glacial lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990.

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Aug 18, 2020NASA Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss

Using Landsat, researchers have created the first map of the causes of change in global mangrove habitats between 2000 and 2016—a valuable tool to aid conservation efforts for these vital coastline defenders.

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Jul 28, 2020Student Liza Goldberg Uses National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to Bring Satellite Imagery into Classrooms

Goldberg will launch Cloud to Classroom, an innovative project that uses satellite imagery to help K-12 classrooms understand global environmental change through remote sensing.

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Jul 27, 2020Using Landsat Data to Assess Regeneration in Tropical Forests

A team of Boise State researchers is helping forecast tropical forest recovery from deforestation using Landsat satellite data.

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