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: June
Latest News: Dr. Assaf Anyamba (USRA/618) has used MODIS NDVI data to evaluate the increased risk of mosquito-borne illness in the Arabian Peninsula during 2016. Wetter than normal weather has led to increased vegetation, and potentially, more favorable habitat for mosquitos. Full story.
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Weekly Highlights: June 27th
Morton. Doug Morton (618), Niels Andela (618/UC-Irvine), Jim Randerson (UC-Irvine), and Yang Chen (UC-Irvine) released their 2016 Amazon Fire Season Severity Forecast on Wednesday, June 27th. The Amazon region is forecast to have extreme fire risk in 2016, based on reductions in wet season rainfall from the lingering impacts of the 2015-2016 El Niño. NASA’s GRACE satellites and gauge stations both suggest that the region is drier at the start of the fire season in 2016 than in previous Amazon droughts during the GRACE record (2005, 2010). To track fires and fire emissions from the southern Amazon in near real time, see the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED) Updates page, designed by Anika Halota (618/SSAI).
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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: Ian Paynter, Thursday, August 04th, 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.