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Highlights from the Literature

Northern Borneo soil carbon density

Map of predicted soil carbon density (SCD) over the study area in northern Borneo. Reproduced from Labriere et al. (2016).

ORNL DAAC data products were cited in over 300 peer-reviewed articles in 2018. Read about how these data are used in research.

Tracking Rain-On-Snow Events Across Alaska

Alaska rain-on-snow frequency and distribution

Annual time series of days with rain-on-snow summed for each 6-km pixel in Alaska.

Researchers with NASA's ABoVE campaign mapped rain-on-snow events across Alaska from 2003 to 2016.

Climate and Productivity of Arctic Tundra

Arctic tudra MaxNDVI biweekly mean

Arctic biweekly NDVI (green bars) and trend (grey bars) for full tundra for 1999-2015. Biweekly trends statistically significant at the 95% level or greater are marked with an asterisk on the x-axis. From Figure 9 (c) Bhatt et al. (2017) (see dataset documentation).

NASA's ABoVE provides standardized data on potential climate drivers for productivity of Arctic tundra vegetation.

Forest Inventories from Acre, Brazil

An unburned plot at the Transacreana site

An unburned forest plot at the Transacreana site in Acre, Brazil. Data were collected in late 2017.

A new dataset provides forest characteristics at unburned and recovering burned sites in Brazil.

Vegetation and Biomass in Tidal Marshes

Mississippi River Delta tidal marsh

Map of tidal marsh green vegetation, non-vegetation, and open water at 1m resolution for the Mississippi River Delta site in Terrebonne and St. Mary Parishes, Louisiana.

Three new datasets from NASA's Carbon Monitoring System provide high-resolution maps of six US tidal marshes.

Mapping Surface Waters from ABoVE

Open surface waters for a location in Canada

Orthomosaic imagery taken from a Beechcraft Super King Air B200 aircraft traveling north of the Mackenzie River in the Dehcho Region of Canada.

NASA's 2017 ABoVE airborne campaign provides high-resolution, georeferenced, three-band orthomosaics of digital imagery to validate maps of Arctic surface water extent.

Daymet Developer Recognized for Exceptional Research

Peter Thornton in the field

Oak Ridge National Lab Distinguished Researcher Peter Thornton in the field.

The lead developer of Daymet receives recognition as a highly cited author.

ORNL DAAC Staff at the AGU Fall Meeting

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

The Centennial Meeting of the American Geophysical Union will take place in Washington D.C.

Don't miss ORNL DAAC's posters and talks at the upcoming American Geophysical Union Meeting.

GEDI Launched!

GEDI telescope

The GEDI instrument's 80 cm telescope will receive laser-light returning from Earth.

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) instrument will produce the first high-resolution laser ranging observations of the 3D structure of the Earth.

Soil Respiration Database (SRDB) v4.0

Soil Respiration Database Version 4 global map

Locations of Soil Respiration Database Version 4 observations, colored by biome. Map produced by the companion SRDBv4.R script.

The Soil Respiration Database, a near-universal compendium of published soil respiration data, has been updated to version 4.0.

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