Playing with Fire: Delineating Fire History with Earth Observations

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Mapping Landscape Changes and Species Distribution

The Laramie Mountain Range, located in southeastern Wyoming, supports a multitude of plant and animal communities as well as human activities. Recreational opportunities, ample views, and critical mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and elk (Cervus canadensis) habitat are facets that depend heavily upon the presence of aspen (Populous tremuloides) communities.

The Smoke-Screen: An Open-Source Visualizer of CALIPSO Data

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Monitoring Environmental Health and Disturbances, Original

Atmospheric scientists analyze satellite data as part of their assessments of atmospheric health. One such satellite, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO), outputs images of longitudinal cross-sections of the Earth’s atmosphere. Depending on the wavelength of light used in the observation, it is possible to detect the presence of various aerosols. Some are natural sources, like dust storms, and sulfur dioxide from volcanos.

Hot Potato: Preserving Traditional Farming in the Peruvian Andes

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Monitoring Environmental Health and Disturbances, Original

Agricultural systems in tropical montane regions are particularly vulnerable in the face of global climate change. Anecdotal evidence from Parque de la Papa, located in the Peruvian Andes, indicates that farmers following traditional practices have moved potato crops to higher elevations seeking suitable growing conditions for the potato varieties they have cultivated for centuries.

Mission to Marsh: Using NASA Satellite Data to Monitor Coastal Marsh

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Monitoring Environmental Health and Disturbances, Original

Category: Monitoring Environmental Health and Disturbances Project Team: Mobile Bay Ecological Forecasting Team Location: Mobile County Health Department – Mobile, Alabama Authors: Saranee Dutta Vishal Arya Jeanett Bosarge Courtney Kirkham Tyler Lynn Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Bernard Eichold, M.D., Dr. PH (Mobile County Health Department) Past/Other Contributors: Tyler Lynn (Center Lead) Abstract: Mobile and Baldwin counties … Read More