The Aconcagua basin of central Chile, just north of the capital city of Santiago, is an arid region dominated by the Andes Mountains and heavily dependent on glaciers and seasonal meltwater for its water reserves.
Make it Rain: The Water Cycle from Precipitation to Sanitation
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Middle East Water Resources Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia Authors: Hannah Rosenblum Vishal Arya Michael Sclater Raghda El-Behaedi Brad Schroeder Labreshia Mims Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Past/Other Contributors: Emily Gotschalk (Center Lead) Tyler Rhodes (Center Lead) Abstract: Water resources are declining in the Middle East as a result … Read More
Oh Me! Oh My! These Rice Paddies are Dry!
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Mekong River Basin Agriculture Team Location: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center – Huntsville, Alabama Authors: Daryl Ann Winstead Waritchana Rakumthong Pumichat Raksaphaeng Allison Daniel Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Jeffrey Luvall (NASA at National Space Science Technology Center) Dr. Robert Griffin (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Eric Anderson (University of Alabama in Huntsville) Past/Other Contributors: Leigh Sinclair (Center Lead) Daryl … Read More
A Deeper Look into California’s Water Resources
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: California Water Resources Team Location: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, California Authors: Justin Lawrence Lauryn Gutowski Nick Rousseau Brittany Zajic Mentors/Advisors: Dr. John T. Reager (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Past/Other Contributors: Nick Rousseau (Center Lead) Abstract: 2015 marked the arrival of the strongest El Niño ever recorded, surpassing the 1997-1998 event that brought significant rainfall … Read More
Water is Life: Understanding Drought in Northwestern Costa Rica
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Costa Rica Water Resources Team Location: University of Georgia ÛÒ Athens, Georgia Authors: Rachel Durham MarÌ_a JosÌ© Rivera-Araya Diyang Cui Madison Davis Luis Quesada Nelson Venegas Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Marguerite Madden (University of Georgia, Department of Geography) Dr. Sergio Bernardes (University of Georgia, Department of Geography) Dr. Adam Milewski (University of Georgia, Department of Geography) Dr. … Read More
Calamity in Kalimantan: Palm Oil Growth at the Expense of Diversity
Indonesia is the world’s leading producer of palm oil. To keep pace with the continued worldwide expansion of palm oil demand, the government of Indonesia formulated an agricultural policy with the express purpose of doubling palm oil production by 2020. Unfortunately, palm oil plantation expansion comes at the cost of natural rainforest and biodiversity loss in the Central Kalimantan region.
Bogged Down in Phragmites: Assessing Risk in the Great Lakes Basin
Phragmites australis is an invasive species that threatens wetland habitats in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin. Governments in both Canada and the United States recognize that Phragmites detection is a first line of defense in limiting the spread of this species.
Peruvian Potatoes in Peril: The Impacts of a Changing Climate
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊMonitoring Change for Resource Management Project Team: Peru Climate Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center ÛÒ Hampton, Virginia Authors: Rebekke Muench Kayla McDonald Ryan Murphy Michael Sclater Richard Rose Dajon Begin Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program Science Advisor) Noel Baker (NASA Post-Doc … Read More
Forecasting Northern Goshawk Nesting Sites, One Model at a Time
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊForecasting Wetland Cover and Species Habitat Project Team: Montana Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ÛÒ Greenbelt, Maryland Authors: Erika Higa Sean McCartney Amanda Clayton Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Ross Nelson (NASA GSFC) Dr. John Bolten (NASA GSFC) Abstract: The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) … Read More
Vetting Victoria: Examining Weather Over the Lake Victoria Region
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: African Great Lakes Weather Team Location: Wise County Clerk of Court’s Office ÛÒ Wise County, Virginia Authors: Will Wilson Annabel White Grant Bloomer Juan Antonio Chacon Castro Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Kristopher Bedka (NASA Langley … Read More
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