An Environment in Flux

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Remote sensing is being used to promote the sustainability of agricultural and recreational opportunities in the Medicine Bow National Forest of Wyoming, USA. On a quiet patch of land in the Medicine Bow National Forest (MBNF) in Wyoming, livestock consumed native grasses that dominated the landscape, and hikers trekked through those grasses to access tall aspen stands and striking views. … Read More

Stepping into the SWOS Portal: How Coordination of Data Can Help Protect the World’s Vanishing Wetlands

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The Earth has lost more than half of its wetland extent since 1900. The satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) is working to provide a data portal that will have real-world impacts, helping to track wetland degradation, identify pollution sources, and assess restoration strategies. Above: Landsat satellite image examples of the Sabkhat al Jabbulin in Syria, produced in the frame of … Read More

Georgia Water Resources: Groundwater Storage Change and Contamination Risks

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The southeastern U.S. is experiencing groundwater decline, and the local geology in southeast Georgia has increased the risk of groundwater contamination, according to research from a NASA DEVELOP team. At the University of Georgia, a team of young scientists discovered that their region’s geology and contamination patterns can predict where pollution may affect groundwater, holding clues for the future of … Read More

Investigating Groundwater in Montana Informs State Water Policy Decisions

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The Ground Water Investigation Program at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology seeks to provide answers to communities about the status of local groundwater. This article was updated on March 1st, 2016. As in many western states, officials in Montana have long been concerned with water. Montana’s landmass is the size of Japan, and the hydrogeology of the state … Read More

SLIP: An Automated Tool for Detection of Rainfall-Induced Landslides

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This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Himalaya Disasters III Team Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ‰ÛÒ Greenbelt, Maryland Authors: Amanda Rumsey Jordan Scheffler Jessica Fayne Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Dalia B. Kirschbaum (NASA GSFC) Dr. John D. Bolten (NASA GSFC) Thomas A. Stanley (NASA GSFC) Sebastian … Read More

From Space to Subsurface: A Groundwater Story in Southwest Georgia

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This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Georgia Water Resources Team Location: University of Georgia ‰ÛÒ Athens, Georgia Authors: Wenjing Xu Jason Reynolds Linli Zhu Mingshu Wang Doori Oh Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Adam Milewski (Department of Geology, University of Georgia) Matthew Cahalan (Department of Geology, University of … Read More

Prepare for the Future! Measuring Lakes from Space

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This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊMonitoring Change for Resource Management Project Team: Lake Tahoe Water Resources Team Location: NASA Ames Research Center ‰ÛÒ Mountain View, California Authors: Nolan Cate Anton Surunis Chelsea Ackroyd Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Brian Coltin (NASA Ames Research Center) Dr. Juan Torres-PÌ©rez (Bay Area Environmental Research Institute) Abstract: … Read More

Dengue Bites: Predicting Dengue Risk in Puerto Rico

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This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Puerto Rico Health & Air Quality Team Location: NASA Ames Research Center ‰ÛÒ Mountain View, California Authors: Andrew Nguyen Alannah Johansen Martha Sayre Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Juan Torres-PÌ©rez (Bay Area Environmental Research Institute) Abstract: The dengue virus is the fastest-growing … Read More