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Scientists took the opportunity to observe Ana’s wind dynamics with the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer. […]
Wed, May 20, 2015
Typhoon Dolphin passed through the Northern Marianas today just to the north of Guam with sustained winds estimated at 95 […]
Tue, May 19, 2015
On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens gave way to a cataclysmic flank collapse, avalanche, and explosion that killed 57 […]
Mon, May 18, 2015

Study Examines Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change

Mid-elevation forests – those between approximately 6,500 to 8,000 feet (1,981 to 2,438 meters) in elevation – are the most sensitive to rising temperatures and changes in precipitation and snowmelt associated with climate change, finds a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study co-funded by NASA. The study looked at how the greenness of Western U.S. forests is linked to fluctuations in year-to-year snowpack. Read more.

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