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Remote Sensing and Invasive Species

Graph of research publications over time.

Searching for the term remote sensing and words related to invasive species (invasive, nonnative, exotic, or nonindigenous) in Google Scholar reveals an increasing number of publications each year using these terms.

A new Earthdata article describes how researchers are using remote sensing to map invasive species.

LiDAR Derived Aboveground Biomass for Northwestern USA Forests

Map of sampling locations.

The locations of the 176 lidar collection areas (light green polygons) acquired between 2002 and 2016.

Aboveground biomass was derived from forest inventory data and lidar imagery.

Comparative Soil Organic Carbon for Mexico and USA

Map of soil organic carbon across the USA and Mexico.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) for 0-30 cm topsoil layer in kg SOC/m2 at 250-m resolution across Mexico and the conterminous USA (CONUS) for the period 1991-2010.

Two sets of estimated soil organic carbon and uncertainties are available at a 250 m resolution.

ATom Compiles Flask Data from 2009 to 2018

Map and graph of airborne flask sample locations.

Horizontal (left) and vertical (right) distribution of airborne flask sample locations identified as being of stratospheric origin. Thin dashed black lines on the map illustrate the flight tracks of all 9 campaigns of the 3 airborne projects. Symbols indicate the campaigns during which the stratospheric samples were collected, and colors show the potential temperature at which the sample was taken.

A new dataset from the Atmospheric Tomography Mission compiles measurements of mean age of air.

Topsoil & Agricultural Economic Losses

Map of study area for dataset.

Study area in the Midwestern US with study site locations and extent of analysis. The study area was limited to the spatial extent of LiDAR topographic data (gray hillshade). Squares represent the 28 sites, a total of 210 km2, that were selected for having plowed, bare soil.

A soil organic carbon index and remote sensing data were used to estimate erosion in Midwestern USA.