Gulf Stream Eddies and the Shelfbreak Front
Warm-core eddies often become temporarily trapped off the southern coast of New Jersey, shown from SST and ocean color images on April 8, 2013. Several oceanographic research cruises have observed eddies in this region as early as the 1970s and concluded that they are associated with the Gulf Stream (GS) due to their unique temperature and salinity characteristics. Click to find out more from PO.DAAC.
DAAC Image of the Week - IFloodS Field Campaign
The NASA NPOL and D3R radars ready for coordinated scanning of precipitation during the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) ground validation field campaign in central Iowa (left). NPOL PPI scan of radar reflectivity in rain and snow around the NPOL site (center). D3R RHI scan of radar reflectivity and correlation coefficient in a mixture of rain and snow (right). Click to visit the IFloodS website and find out more about GHRC.
Mississippi River delta
Pictured on May 4, 2013, from Aqua/MODIS. Visit LANCE for more near real-time data products from EOSDIS.
Biomes in the Balance
The American Southwest region is as ecologically diverse as it is vast and researchers have been studying carbon cycling and storage in the region. Utilizing MODIS and Landsat imagery, researchers set up a network of flux towers in different biomes and across varying elevations. The flux towers measures a range of data, like carbon dioxide in the air, precipitation, temperature, and energy exchange. The information gathered from the towers and other in-situ information will go a long way toward helping scientists understand just how much carbon similar biomes can absorb, both locally and globally.