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Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) relies on pollinators for movement of its pollen, and evidence suggests that its populations are declining. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Daymet daily surface weather and climatological summaries have been cited in nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles. Read about how this popular data product is used in research.

Aerosol Data from the ATom Mission

The ATom aircraft

The ATom aircraft prepares to depart from Punta Arenas in southern Chile on October 14, 2017. During ATom-3, the science team flew over Antarctica and below the ozone hole before continuing on their journey north over the Atlantic Ocean to Greenland and returning to California.

Data collected by the Aerosol Microphysical Properties (AMP) instrument during the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission is now available.

Monthly Hydrological Fluxes for ABoVE Domain

Average annual precipitation.

Average annual precipitation for 1979-2010 at 0.25 degree resolution across the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment study domain.

Estimated historical water balance climatologies are available for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) study domain.

Atmospheric Photolytic Rates from ATom

Photolysis frequency (J-value).

An image of photolysis frequency (J-value) for J-O1D under cloudy conditions from the GSFC GMI model.

Atmospheric photolytic rates for ozone and nitrogen dioxide were estimated using nine global chemistry-climate or chemistry-transport models.

Who uses NASA Earthdata? Dr. Lucy Hutyra does!

Dr. Lucy Hutyra

Dr. Lucy Hutyra, Associate Professor of Earth & Environment, Boston University, Boston, MA

Dr. Lucy Hutyra uses NASA data to study the cycling of carbon, especially in urban environments.

Mangrove Forests in River Deltas

Mangrove extent, gain, and loss.

Map of a portion of Peruvian coast showing areas of mangrove extent, gain, and loss from the year 2000 to 2016.

Maps of mangrove forest extent and change is available for river deltas in six countries: Gabon, Jamaica, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania.

Forest Aboveground Biomass in Para, Brazil

Forest aboveground biomass.

Assimilated predictions of forest aboveground biomass across the Paragominas Municipality, Brazil.

Estimates of forest aboveground biomass for the Paragominas municipality, in Para, Brazil, were derived from LiDAR and PALSAR data.

Tropical Forest Biomass in Gabon

Aboveground biomass.

Aboveground biomass mapped at 0.25 ha resolution for the Mondah study site in Gabon, West Africa.

The AfriSAR campaign produced maps of aboveground biomass for four forested sites in Gabon based on field data and LiDAR scans.

Temporal Dynamics of Lake Area in the Arctic

Four ABoVE study sites.

Near-daily CubeSat imagery was collected within four large regions across the ABoVE study area. Timeseries of lake area were derived from the CubeSat imagery for more than 80,000 lakes in these regions.

Near-daily CubeSat imagery provides information on the seasonal dynamics of more than 80,000 lakes.

Mapping Global Mangrove Forests

Mangrove cover and height.

Heights of mangrove forests along the northern coast of Borneo (countries Brunei and Malaysia) reach 39 meters tall. Mangrove cover is illustrated in orange, where darker orange represents taller canopies.

Maps of the global distribution and biomass of mangrove forests are available for 116 countries.

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