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Retreating Ice: The Beginnings of Discovery

EarthzineDetecting Land Cover Change & Disturbances, Uncategorized

Category: Detecting Land Cover Change & Disturbances Project Team: Northern Great Plains Water Resources Team Location: Wise County Clerk of Court’s Office – Wise, Virginia Authors: Anne Gale Michael Brooke Xin Hong Cody Vineyard Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Dr. DeWayne Cecil (NOAA NCEI, Global Science and Technology) Bob VanGundy (The University of Virginia’s College at Wise) … Read More

What’s Climate Got to Do with It? Protecting Peruvian Potatoes

EarthzineIdentifying Invasive Species Extent & Critical Species Habitat, Uncategorized

Category: Identifying Invasive Species Extent & Critical Species Habitat Project Team: Peru Climate III Team Location: University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia Authors: Caren Remillard Shirin Esmaeili Dorris Scott Parul Singh Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Dr. Marguerite Madden (University of Georgia, Center for Geospatial Research) Dr. Sergio Bernardes (University of Georgia, Center for Geospatial Research) Past/Other … Read More

Flooding and drought in opposing mountain ranges

Earthzineclimate change, Uncategorized

In the future, people in the Himalayas will have to contend with flooding, while those in the Andes will have longer dry spells and less water. These are the conclusions drawn by researchers, who have used measurement data and climate models to closely examine water balance in both of these mountain ranges.

Are super smart octopuses conscious?

EarthzineBiodiversity, Uncategorized

Inky the wild octopus has escaped from the New Zealand National Aquarium. Apparently, he made it out of a small opening in his tank, and suction cup prints indicate he found his way to a drain pipe that emptied to the ocean. Nice job Inky. Your courage gives us the chance to reflect on just how smart cephalopods really are. … Read More

Drought and the Factors That Make It — Monitoring Drought from Space

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies, Original, Uncategorized

Category: Managing Water Quality and Precipitation Anomalies Project Team: Uruguay Agriculture III Team Location: International Research Institute for Climate and Society – Palisades, New York Authors: Jerrod Lessel Andrew Kruczkiewicz Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Pietro Ceccato (International Research Institute for Climate Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University) Past/Other Contributors: Jerrod Lessel (Center Lead) Alex Sweeney Abstract: The importance of monitoring drought is indispensable for … Read More