AtlantOS: Who Will Know the Ocean?

Osha Gray DavidsonOriginal

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

The Trouble with Trees: Volatile Organic Compounds Exacerbate Climate Change and Air Pollution

EarthzineIn-Depth, Original, Socioeconomic Benefits 2016, Themed Articles

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.

National Park Service Seeks Interns for Summer 2016

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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

Blazing Biomass: Forecasting Fires and Phenology in Texas Grasslands

EarthzineAssessing Human Risk, DEVELOP 2015 Fall VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Original

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

Live Coverage of GEO-XII

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From Nov. 11-13, 2015, researchers from around the world who depend on and develop Earth Observation data will gather in Mexico City for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) 12th Plenary and Ministerial Summit.