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Counting Coastal Blue Carbon

aboveground biomass density in zambezi river delta

Zambezi Delta mangrove aboveground biomass map derived from Chave power method (from Fatoyinbo et al. 2017).

Estimates of mangrove forest biomass provide data on carbon storage in the Zambezi River Delta of Mozambique.

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New Data from NASA's Carbon Monitoring System

NASA Carbon Monitoring System

NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS)

Eight new carbon flux datasets have been released by the Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC).

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Sensing Our Planet: California Carbon

Power plant near Seal Beach in Rossmoor, CA

A full moon illuminates this power plant near Seal Beach in Rossmoor, California, not far from Los Angeles. (Courtesy alkhodarev/Flickr)

Radiocarbon and satellite data hint at the future of California emissions.

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Updated Spatial Grid for ABoVE

Study Domain with Core and Extended study regions displayed and the Standard Reference Grid

The ABoVE Study Domain with Core and Extended study regions and the Standard Reference Grid showing the nested 240 and 30 meter tiling scheme.

An updated version of the standard reference grid for NASA's ABoVE campaign has been released.

Emissions from fossil fuels

Map of Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) station locations

Map of Automatic Traffic Recorder (ATR) station locations used to temporally downscale DARTE annual FFCO2 emissions from the on-road sector to hourly ACES emissions. Background color shows annual total emissions in ACES for the on-road sector in 2011 (Figure S5, Gately and Hutyra, 2017).

Data from NASA's Carbon Monitoring System provides estimates of CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels for the Northeastern United States.

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Biogeochemical Cycling in the Gulf of Mexico

SABGOM model domain with water depth

Domain of the South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico (SABGOM) model showing water depth (m). For analysis, the Gulf was divided into five subregions used in this study, which are Mexico Shelf (MX), Western Gulf of Mexico Shelf (WGoM), Northern Gulf of Mexico Shelf (NGoM), West Florida Shelf (WF), and open ocean. Arrows indicate the Loop Current (figure from Xue et al., 2016).

Output from the South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico (SABGOM) model provides insight into biogeochemical cycling and three-dimensional ocean circulation in a gulf-wide context.

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Spring Snowmelt Across Alaska

Date of last spring snow cover in 2000

Date of last spring snow cover for portions of Alaska and the Yukon Territory in 2000. Data spatial extent is based on the MODIS sinusoidal projection.

Data from NASA's ABoVE campaign tracks the last day of spring snow cover for parts of Alaska and the Yukon Territory annually from 2000 through 2016.

LiDAR-derived Vegetation Height in Idaho

Digital elevation model for Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in southwestern Idaho

Digital elevation model and LiDAR tile boundaries for the area encompassing the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in southwestern Idaho.

LiDAR data collected over southern Idaho was used to derive a high resolution digital elevation model and map of vegetation height across a strong regional climate gradient.

Saharan Dust and Puerto Rico Drought

total annual precipitation in Puerto Rico for year 2015

Total annual precipitation in Puerto Rico for year 2015, from the Daymet data available at ORNL DAAC.

New research uses the long-term record of daily precipitation from Daymet to examine the role of Saharan dust in Puerto Rico's 2015 drought.

Updated Global Fire Emissions Database

Annual burned area

Annual burned area (as percentage of the area of the grid cell), averaged over 1997-2014

A new version of the GFED data provides global fire and emissions data from 1997 to 2016.

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