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: January
K. J. Ranson1, VI Kharuk2(1: Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA GSFC, 2: Sukachev Institute of Forests, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
Latest News: Brent Holben returned from a trip to Namibia to check on and maintain sun photometers installed for the AERONET project. The project and trip are highlighted in a NASA Earth Expeditions article titled "Into Africa Seeking the Desert Sun".
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Weekly Highlights: Jan. 9th
Published or Accepted Papers:
Noojipady. Noojipady, P. (618/ESSIC), Morton, D. C. (618), Schroeder, W. (UMD), Carlson, K. M. (U-HI), Huang, C. (UMD), Gibbs, H. K. (UW), Burns, D. (NWF), Walker, N. F. (NWF), and Prince, S. D. (UMD): Managing fire risk during drought: the influence of certification and El Niño on fire-driven forest conversion for oil palm in Southeast Asia, Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., doi:10.5194/esd-2017-2, in review, 2017.
Noojipady. Praveen Noojipady (618/ESSIC) received his PhD in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park during the 2016 winter graduation (photo attached). Praveen was co-advised by Doug Morton (618), and his dissertation focused on ecosystem degradation and the interactions between climate variability and land management in the Southwest US, Brazil, and Southeast Asia.
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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: Benjamin Poulter, Wednesday, February 08th, 2017
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.