Category: Robert Kennedy

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest – NASA

Directions Magazine 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 […]

Scientists See Insect Outbreaks From Space

Smithsonian 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 […]

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

PhysOrg 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… View article