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Read New Blog “NASA Releases Two New Tree-related Feature Videos”
Are you participating in the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign? Then you’ll want to read a recent GLOBE Community Blog written by Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Education Specialist: “NASA Releases Two New Tree-related Feature Videos.”
“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.,” Campbell said in the blog.
The videos highlighted in the blog are:
- Video One: “An unexpectedly large count of trees in West African Sahara and Sahel” (released 10 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.” To access the video, click here.
- Video Two: “GLOBE Observer Why Observe?: Tree Height (released 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.” To access the video, click here.
To read the blog, click here.
To learn more about the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, click here.type: globe-news
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office