A new effort is getting underway to monitor and understand one of the least explored regions on Earth: the Atlantic Ocean, from pole-to-pole and from the surface waters to the bottom of the deepest trenches. Ocean researchers have learned much since the American biologist Rachel Carson observed in 1937: “Who has known the ocean? Neither you nor I.” But, says … Read More
Scientists are using sophisticated emission models and monitoring techniques to better understand the relationship between volatile organic compound production, climate change, and air pollution. As rainforests are cut down and replaced with isoprene-emitting oil palm plantations, data suggest that genetically modified trees may provide a hopeful alternative.
George Mason University, in conjunction with the National Park Service, is offering paid summer internships for university students to promote a greater understanding of climate change in local national parks. George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) and the National Park Service (NPS) are offering up to eight paid student positions for summer 2016, open to rising juniors … Read More
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Texas Disasters II Team Location: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center ÛÒ Hancock County, Mississippi Authors: James Michael Brooke (Project Lead) Meredith Williams Teresa Fenn Mentors/Advisors: Joseph Spruce (NASA John C. Stennis Space Center) Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley … Read More
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Detecting Habitat Conservation and Species Distribution Project Team: Maryland Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – Greenbelt, Maryland Authors: Christopher Long Kiersten Newtoff Erica Scaduto Mentors/Advisors: Dr. John Bolten (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Abstract: Maryland experiences dozens of sea turtle strandings … Read More
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Categories:åÊMonitoring Forested and Agricultural Landscapes Project Team: Sierra Nevada Water Resources Team Location: NASA Ames Research Center ÛÒ Mountain View, California Authors: Sean Cunningham Justin Anzelc Vishal Arya Nolan Cate Clayton Sodergren Mentors/Advisors: Andrew Nguyen (NASA DEVELOP Ames Center Lead) Dr. Juan Torres Perez (Bay … Read More