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Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) relies on pollinators for movement of its pollen, and evidence suggests that its populations are declining. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Daymet daily surface weather and climatological summaries have been cited in nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles. Read about how this popular data product is used in research.

Mangrove Forests in River Deltas

Mangrove extent, gain, and loss.

Map of a portion of Peruvian coast showing areas of mangrove extent, gain, and loss from the year 2000 to 2016.

Maps of mangrove forest extent and change is available for river deltas in six countries: Gabon, Jamaica, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, and Tanzania.

Mapping Global Mangrove Forests

Mangrove cover and height.

Heights of mangrove forests along the northern coast of Borneo (countries Brunei and Malaysia) reach 39 meters tall. Mangrove cover is illustrated in orange, where darker orange represents taller canopies.

Maps of the global distribution and biomass of mangrove forests are available for 116 countries.

ABoVE Data Measure Arctic Greening

MODIS and CCaN average growing season

MODIS (left) and CCaN (right) average growing season NDVI.

A new study of long-term NDVI trends across the North Slope of Alaska presents high-resolution growing-season NDVI from MODIS.

Long-term Mean Leaf Area Index

Leaf area Index for July

Mean leaf area index for July (calculated over the period 1982-2015).

A global dataset characterizes the long-term (1981-2015) monthly mean Leaf Area Index (LAI) based on AVHRR GIMMS data.

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