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How FIFE & BOREAS changed the world

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FIFE - BOREAS Reunion Meeting participants at GSFC on October 6, 2016. Photo credit: Bill Hrybyk [GSFC]

Scientists involved in the FIFE and BOREAS projects celebrate the 20+ year legacy of these groundbreaking experiments.

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Soil Moisture Visualizer

Soil Moisture Visualizer

Screenshot of the map portion of the Soil Moisture Visualizer

The ORNL DAAC'S Soil Moisture Visualizer offers numerous soil moisture data sets via a single graphical interface.

Drought and Climate Change in the Fertile Crescent

A massive sandstorm engulfs Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on March 10, 2009. (Courtesy Associated Press)

A massive sandstorm engulfs Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on March 10, 2009. (Credit: Associated Press)

The Fertile Crescent has been steadily drying since 1931, and recent changes have exacerbated the trend.

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Cold-season Methane Emissions in Alaska

Frost clings to an eddy covariance tower in Barrow, Alaska. The sensors measure methane emissions year round and are equipped with deicers to prevent them from malfunctioning in the Arctic’s frigid temperatures. The tower also measures other meteorological variables, including air temperature, humidity, soil temperature, and soil moisture. (Courtesy S. Losacco)

Frost clings to an eddy covariance tower in Barrow, Alaska. The sensors measure methane emissions year round and are equipped with deicers to prevent them from malfunctioning in the Arctic’s frigid temperatures. The tower also measures other meteorological variables, including air temperature, humidity, soil temperature, and soil moisture. (Courtesy S. Losacco)

Scientists with CARVE track methane emission in Alaska all year round.

Monitoring Alaska's Permafrost

Mean remotely-sensed active layer thickness (cm) near Barrow, Alaska.

Mean remotely-sensed active layer thickness (cm) near Barrow, Alaska. Data from http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1266.

Measuring changes in the thickness of the soil's active layer provides insight into climate change in the Arctic.

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