In the aftermath of hurricanes, salinity intrusion events cause tree damage and death in coastal forests and wetlands, but are overshadowed by wind and flooding impacts.
The Dark Side of the Marsh: Forecasting Marsh Health in Alabama
Category:åÊDetecting Land Cover Change & Disturbances Project Team: Mobile Bay Ecological Forecasting and Water Resources II Team Location:åÊMobile County Health Department ÛÒ Mobile, Alabama Authors: Darius Hixon Austin Clark Tyler Lynn Manoela Rosa Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Dr. Just Cebrian (Dauphin Island Sea Lab) Dr. Bernard Eichold (Mobile County Health Department) Past/Other Contributors: Tyler Lynn (Center … Read More
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.
Stepping into the SWOS Portal: How Coordination of Data Can Help Protect the World’s Vanishing Wetlands
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
Sensing the Sounds
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊForecasting Wetland Cover and Species Habitat Project Team: North Carolina Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center ÛÒ Hampton, Virginia Authors: Ben Roberts-Pierel Brett Buzzanga Michelle Pasco Jake Patrick Benjamin Charlem Taylor Sage Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Abstract: This project … Read More
Delineating Wetland Extent in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary System
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊDetecting Habitat Conservation and Species Distribution Project Team: North Carolina Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia Authors: Zand Bakhtiari Stephen Zimmerman Kayla Patel Brad Gregory Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Michael Bender (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Emily … Read More
Historic Release of Water Aims to Restore a Once-Lush Landscape in the Colorado River Delta
In a concerted effort to remediate the ecosystems along the channel of the Colorado River, Mexico and the United States recently reached a historic agreement to release water from the Morelos Dam at the Arizona-Mexico border. This Û÷pulse flow,’ is intended to reach the Colorado River Delta for the first time in 50 years.