Tag: Featured Research
Scientists use satellite data from the CERES instrument to simulate cloud effects and improve the accuracy of global climate models.
Researchers develop a long-term archive of satellite data that will help hydrologists monitor floods, allow aid agencies to pinpoint flood-prone regions, and provide information for modeling some of the Earth's complex hydrologic cycles.
Using data from three satellite instruments, researchers find that a tropical cyclone had a significant effect on phytoplankton production in the South China Sea.
Researchers map vegetation and analyze the heat island effect in the urban landscape.
Satellite data help scientists understand Mesoamerica's past and point the way toward a brighter future.
More than 1,500 potentially active volcanoes dot the Earths landscape, of which approximately 500 are active at any given time. Satellite technology now makes it possible to monitor volcanic activity in even the most isolated corners of the globe.
Visit the worlds high mountain ranges and youll probably see less ice and snow today than you would have a few decades ago. More than 110 glaciers have disappeared from Montanas Glacier National Park over the past 150 years.
When you think of polynyas as a concentrated food source for larger organisms, then it becomes clear how important they are.
In the summer of 2002, graduate student Derek Mueller made an unwelcome discovery: the biggest ice shelf in the Arctic was breaking apart.
During the afternoon of November 3, 2002, the water in Seattle's Lake Union suddenly began sloshing hard enough to knock houseboats off their moorings. Water in pools, ponds, and bayous as far away as Texas and Louisiana splashed for nearly half an hour. The cause? Alaska's Denali Fault was on the move, jostling the state with a magnitude 7.9 earthquake