Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic shots of Rocky Mountain National Park, Mountain Pine Beetle damage to pine forest.

Apr 11, 2012 • Part of the challenge for understanding how forests are affected by climate change is the need for long-term data. Satellites are a cost-effective way to gather wide-spread information on forests, and the Landsat program has been doing so across the globe since 1972. Landsat records provide the world’s longest continuous collection of space-based data. Long-term monitoring and sound science on climate change impacts to our forests is needed to make the most informed decisions to protect these environments.

Source: Jessica Robertson, USGS

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Many Forests Feeling the Heat from Climate Change