Global Forest Watch Tool Allows 'Near-Real Time' Forest Monitoring

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Originally Published by Yale Environment – A new online tool called Global Forest Watch employs a trove of high-resolution NASA satellite imagery and large amounts of computing power to help governments, conservation organizations, and concerned citizens monitor deforestation in “near-real” time.

Mapping a Decade of Change in the Earth’s Forests

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forest image For the first time, researchers have brought together more than decade of changes in forests around the planet in a single map. Based on 20 terapixels of data obtained by Landsat 7 ETM+ acquired between 2000 and 2012, the map reveals patterns on local, regional, continental, and global scales.

Amplified Fire Occurrences in Response to Drought and Vegetation Stress in the Western Ghats of India

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June 2003 chlorophyll-a anomaly map produced by subtracting the 7-year mean from the monthly average. Units are in milligrams per cubic meter.

By N. Kodandapani Asian Nature Conservation Foundation, Center for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore, India ABSTRACT There is uncertainty regarding the extent to which drought, fuel availability, and ignition sources contribute to the global fire regime. In 2004, sharply increased fire activity followed a severe drought, highlighting the importance of drought‰ÛÒfire linkages in the Western Ghats hotspot of biodiversity. The spatial extent … Read More