Remote Sensing

Mapping Marine Microplastics
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Mapping Marine Microplastics

Researchers used satellite data to detect and track masses of plastic floating in the ocean.

Published Dec 3, 2021

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A Seasonal Emerald in the Sahel
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A Seasonal Emerald in the Sahel

The Inland Delta of the Niger River is one of the world’s most productive wetlands.

Published Nov 28, 2021

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Severe Flooding in the Pacific Northwest
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Severe Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

Torrential rain in southern British Columbia and western Washington spurred deadly floods and mudslides that have damaged infrastructure and isolated communities.

Published Nov 18, 2021

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Sea Ice off Cape Navarin
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Sea Ice off Cape Navarin

Wisps of sea ice have started to appear in the western Bering Sea amid cooler temperatures and shorter sunlit days.

Published Nov 20, 2021

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Study Traces Ammonia Pollution in Africa
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Study Traces Ammonia Pollution in Africa

Scientists used satellites to parse where and how agriculture is changing atmospheric concentrations of the chemical.

Published Nov 17, 2021

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