Remote Sensing

Scientists Show How Forests Measure Up
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Scientists Show How Forests Measure Up

A new map shows the height of Earth’s forests, from stubby saplings to timbers towering more than 50 meters tall, across the entire land surface.

Published May 13, 2022

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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow
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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow

The California mountain range alternated between extreme precipitation and none at all this winter.

Published May 6, 2022

Image of the Day Heat Land Drought Fires Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack
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Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack

In the midst of a megadrought, scientists are working to improve snowpack measurements used to forecast water supplies.

Published May 5, 2022

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Chachani Volcano, Andes Mountains
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Chachani Volcano, Andes Mountains

The dormant volcano in Southern Peru is a complex mix of structures.

Published May 1, 2022

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Early Season Heat Waves Strike India
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Early Season Heat Waves Strike India

The hottest March on record was followed by more waves of oppressive heat in April, leaving more than a billion people sweltering and the monsoon season still weeks away.

Published Apr 29, 2022

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Human Presence Remote Sensing