INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- Despite Drought, Satellite Data Shows Rapid Recovery for Some California Forests
According to aerial surveys conducted by the U.S. Forest Service in summer 2015, the recent California drought resulted in millions of dead trees, mainly in the state’s Sierra Nevada mountain regions. NASA researchers found that years of California’s drought conditions, however, have not slowed the regrowth of tree and shrub cover in some areas burned by wildfires.
- Methane and Carbon Dioxide Levels Still Rising
Satellite readings show that atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide are continuing to increase despite global efforts to reduce emissions. Methane concentrations were somewhat constant until 2007, but since then have increased about 0.3 percent per year, whereas global carbon dioxide levels continue to rise at about 0.5 percent per year.
- Achieving a One-Stop Shop for Geospatial Information Across the Intelligence Community
John Goolgasian III is the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Source Operations and
- NAAMES Mission Studies Oceans and Atmosphere
The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES), a five-year NASA-funded study, is the first NASA Earth Venture-Suborbital mission focused on studying the coupled ocean ecosystem and atmosphere using ships and aircraft simultaneously.