NASA Releases Two New Tree Related Feature Videos

Brian Campbell here.

I just wanted to share, with every participant on the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, that NASA has released two new amazing videos related to trees, tree height and tree research.

Video 1

  • “An unexpectedly large count of trees in West African Sahara and Sahel,”
  • Released on 16 October 2020
  • This visualization focuses on the Dryer areas of the globe that do not have forests are sometimes discounted for their contribution to the global biome in climate models and other prediction systems. However, this research has shown that over 1.8 billion trees are in the small study area in the West African Sahara and Sahel.
  • Video location: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4865



Video 2

  • “GLOBE Observer Why Observe?: Tree Height”
  • Released on 29 October 2020
  • This video explores surface height measurement missions and the role that citizen science can play within the scientific community. NASA uses field campaigns and sensors on satellites and the International Space Station (ISS) to improve our understanding of how much carbon is being stored in terrestrial ecosystems and how this could change as patterns of drought, fire, and forest ecosystems shift in a changing climate.
  • Video location: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13571




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