Category: Robert Kennedy

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest – NASA

February 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Curtis Woodcock, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Robert Kennedy 0 comments

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Robert Kennedy, College of Arts & Sciences
Curtis Woodcock, College of Arts & Sciences

A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes in an ecosystem…

Expert quotes:

Kennedy:  “It was, as it turns out, bugs.”

Woodcock: “We’re getting better data use out of what people think of as crummier images.”

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Scientists See Insect Outbreaks From Space

February 1st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Robert Kennedy, Smithsonian 0 comments

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Robert Kennedy, College of Arts & Sciences

It’s become a destructive cycle in the western U.S.: Warmer temperatures and drought conditions prolong the life cycle of mountain pine beetles, allowing them to prey on the pine, spruce and fir trees that blanket the mountains…

Expert quote:

“We’d look at an image from 2000 and one from 2005 and ask, ‘What’s changed?’ If you’re only looking at two images, it’s very difficult to track slowly evolving changes. You can tell something’s changed, but you don’t know how long it’s taken.”

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Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest

January 20th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Robert Kennedy 0 comments

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Robert Kennedy, College of Arts & Sciences

A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes in an ecosystem…

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New data tools watch forests from space

January 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Kennedy, United Press International 0 comments

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Robert Kennedy, College of Arts & Sciences

New computing technology allows satellites to reveal small changes in a forest that can lead to big changes in its ecosystem, NASA says…

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Satellites Spy Beetle Attacks on Forests

January 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Robert Kennedy 0 comments

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Robert Kennedy, College of Arts & Sciences

A new computer program detected a slow-motion decline, and subsequent revival, of forests in the Pacific Northwest in recent years…

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Sensing a disturbance in the forest: New Landsat imagery tool sees insect outbreaks from space

January 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Robert Kennedy 0 comments

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Robert Kennedy, College of Arts & Sciences

A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes in an ecosystem…

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