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May 23, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016

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.

May 17, 2016

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 Management Directorate, a position he has held since 2014. He has also served the NGA as Deputy Director of Source Operations and Management Directorate, Director of the Foundation GEOINT Group in Source, and the Director of the Office of Counterterrorism.

May 16, 2016

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.

May 10, 2016

Living Planet Symposium Begins in Prague

One of the largest Earth-observation conferences in the world began on May 9, 2016, as thousands of scientists from around the world gathered in the Czech Republic to present their latest findings on our changing planet.

May 9, 2016

Satellites Monitor Canada’s Fort McMurray Wildfire

In early May 2016, a destructive wildfire burned through Canada’s Fort McMurray in the Northern Alberta region, forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.

May 2, 2016

Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo Wins Lightning Crown

Using data from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) onboard NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission, a new study determined that Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is the new “lightning capital of the world.”

May 2, 2016

Mobile Mapping App Capturing Bat Data in Africa

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), in conjunction with Colorado State University (CSU) and the Center of Disease Control (CDC), are funding a project to measure and monitor bats in Uganda. The bats are suspected of carrying pathogens in the area, and the catch-and-release program will record detailed measurements and statistics as part of ecological and bat-distribution research.

April 25, 2016

Second Sentinel Successfully Launched

The second satellite of the Sentinel-1 mission, Sentinel-1B, was successfully launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on April 22, 2016.

April 25, 2016

3D-Printed UAS Aiding Antarctic Navigation

A 3D-printed UAS built by the University of Southampton is helping the British Royal Navy’s ice-patrol ship HMS Protector navigate through Antarctic seas.

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