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NASA GLOBE Land Cover Challenge 2022: Land Cover in a Changing Climate

07.26.2022
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites you to take part in our upcoming Land Cover Challenge: “Land Cover in a Changing Climate.”

The photos you take using The GLOBE Program’s GLOBE Observer app document the current land cover and may also show evidence of land cover or land use change in the area. We especially encourage you to look for places you know have changed (or where you know change is coming), and put any information about the reasons or timing for that change in the field notes section. While existing land cover databases (such as the 50-year record from the Landsat satellite) may be able to indicate where change is happening, they don’t always include the reasons why those changes occurred, so any local, on-the-ground knowledge you share with us can be especially helpful.

2022 Camp Landsat Now Open!

07.22.2022
Camp Landsat logoCamp Landsat is now open! Join us for five weeks of summer camp fun as we celebrate Landsat satellites orbiting Earth for 50 years. This virtual camp explores a new theme each week about how Landsat has helped us better understand our home planet. Like early voyagers mapping lands unknown to them and space telescopes providing new information about the universe, Landsat satellites have given us new perspectives about the world we live in. In camp this summer we explore how Landsat helps map global cities and helps show us where trees are growing and where they are being burned or cut down. Discover how Landsat helps managers be better informed about global food supplies and make better decisions about water use and quality. Learn how Landsat has helped map the icy shores of Antarctica and how Landsat has witnessed the movement and disappearance of glaciers around the world. Your virtual camp counselors have curated an exciting collection of videos, interactives, and downloadable games and activities that you can do at home with friends of all ages. Landsat is a joint program of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Feldman Recognized for Excellence

06.30.2022
Andrew Feldman (618) was named an AGU Outstanding Reviewer of 2021 for outstanding service to the authors and readers of Geophysical Research Letters.
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Overview

The Biospheric Sciences Laboratory studies terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions with the atmosphere using multiscale remote sensing, mathematical modeling, and advanced analytical techniques. This research allows Laboratory scientists to characterize and predict environmental changes due to natural and anthropogenic processes at local to global scales.

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