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Who uses NASA Earth science data?

Dr. Laura Bourgeau-Chavez using a handheld water content reflectometer to measure soil moisture at a field site in Delta Junction, Alaska.

Dr. Laura Bourgeau-Chavez using a handheld water content reflectometer to measure soil moisture at a field site in Delta Junction, Alaska. Image courtesy of Dr. Bourgeau-Chavez.

Dr. Laura Bourgeau-Chavez uses NASA Earthdata for studying wetlands and wildfire.

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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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.

Tree Mortality Due to Disturbance

 beetle-killed trees in the western United States

Tree mortality (in units of Mg aboveground carbon per square kilometer) on forested land in portions of Idaho and Montana in 2009.

A new dataset quantifies the biomass of trees killed by fires and bark beetles across the western US.

Wildfires in Canada's Northwest Territories

Burn site near Kakisa

Researchers examine a burned site near Kakisa in Canada's Northwest Territories as part of NASA's ABoVE field campaign.

Data collected by the ABoVE campaign assess the impacts of record wildfires in 2014 and 2015.

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