Truth in the Soil: Using SMAP to Monitor Drought in Southeast US

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Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Southeast United States Agriculture Team Location: Wise County Clerk of Court’s Office – Wise, Virginia Authors: Yaping Xu Yousra Benchekroun Kimberly Berry Grant Bloomer Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Dr. DeWayne Cecil (Global Science & Technology) Bob VanGundy (The University of Virginia’s College at Wise) Michael Bender (Wise County, Virginia) Past/Other Contributors: Michael … Read More

Measuring the Irreversible Retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

EarthzineClimate, Original

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in a state of irretrievable decline, warns a study released by NASA and the University of California, Irvine. The results have consequences for the glacial structure of the Antarctic and the height of future sea level rise. In an interview with Earthzine, Dr. Prasad Gogineni describes the technologies used to measure these dramatic changes.

How Weeds Could Help Feed Billions in a Warming World


Originally Published by Yale 360 – Scientists in the U.S. and elsewhere are conducting intensive experiments to cross hardy weeds with food crops such as rice and wheat. Their goal is to make these staples more resilient as higher temperatures, drought, and elevated CO2 levels pose new threats to the world’s food supply.

Integrating Earth Observations to Support Malaria Risk Monitoring in the Amazon

EarthzineEarth Observation, EO for Health, Original

An enhanced EO-derived information system can be applied to operational risk monitoring and early warning in the Amazon. B.F. Zaitchik1, B.J. Feingold2, D. Valle3, W.K. Pan2 1 Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University 2Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Global Health Initiative, Duke University 3University Program in Ecology, Duke University Malaria is a vector-borne disease that is … Read More