Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Texas Has a Successful Citizen Science Program for Detecting and Reporting Invasive Plant Species

The more trained eyes watching for invasive species, the better our chances of lessening or avoiding damage to our native landscape.

Red-Streaked Leafhopper and King Ranch Bluestem: Evaluating the Relationship Between Two Invasives

Symbiotic relationship between two invasive species in Texas could pose threat to American sugarcane production.

Methane Observation Inspires Action

High-precision and remote-controlled methane and ethane detectors assist scientists in determining methane emission levels from natural gas development in north-central Texas’ Barnett Shale. In October 2013, a pair of scientists took a technologically tripped-out van on a deliberately meandering methane detection mission across north-central Texas. Tara Yacovitch and Scott Herndon of Massachusetts-based Aerodyne Research comprised […]

Breaking the Ring of Fire: Preparing for Drought Disasters in Texas

This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Drought and Water Availability Project Team: Texas Water Resources Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia Authors: Megan Buzanowicz Laura Lykens Zacary Richards Jeff Close Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Dr. Venkat Lakshmi (University […]

An Application for Improving Air Quality (a Houston Case Study)

In this work, we focus on the surface layer scheme, which provides input to the land and surface sub-models to calculate surface heat, momentum and moisture fluxes that drive the planetary boundary layer schemes that determine near surface wind speeds.