Biospheric Sciences - 618
Biospheric Sciences is a part of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Biospheric Sciences studies terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions with the atmosphere using multiscale remote sensing, modeling, and advanced analytical techniques.
Research Highlights: April
Joel McCorkel1, Brendan McAndrew2, Kurt Thome1, Jim Butler1 (NASA/GSFC. 1: Code 618, 2: Code 551)
Graphic b: GLAMR consists of several laser systems to achieve spectral tunability over the full solar reflective spectrum. This photo shows a portable optical table that hosts two LBO-based optical parametric oscillators that provide most of this spectrum.
Latest News: Doug Morton (Code 618) recently published a News and Views article in Nature Climate Change. Entitled “Forest Carbon Fluxes: A Satellite Perspective”, the article highlights the importance of satellite observations from Landsat, ICESat-2, GEDI, and other missions for quantifying carbon emissions from tropical forests.
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Weekly Highlights: April 25th
Lagomasino. Lagomasino, David (618/USRA), Temilola Fatoyinbo (618), SeungKuk Lee (618/NPP), Emanuelle Feliciano (618/NPP), Carl Trettin (USFS), and Marc Simard (JPL). A Comparison of Mangrove Canopy Height Using Multiple Independent Measurements from Land, Air, and Space. Remote Sensing. 2016. doi:10.3390/rs8040327
Education & Outreach:
Morton. Doug Morton (618) joined Dr. Richard Olsen, Director of the National Arboretum, for an Earth Day education event “Trees for the Earth.” The live web broadcast was organized by Erin McKinley and Shane Keating from the Goddard’s Office of Education (Code 160).
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Brown Bag Seminars
Brown Bag Seminars are initiated as an informal forum to present your new work or updates to your 618 colleagues.
Seminars are typically held on Thursdays between 12:00 and 1:00 PM.
Next Seminar: Ben Devries, Thursday, May 05th, 2016
Please check the calendar for a list of past and upcoming seminars.
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Contact information for scientists can be found in the personnel list.