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Early Warning System Detects Seasonal Vegetation Changes

Snapshot : SRS' Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center is partnering with NASA's Stennis Space Center to produce a series of seamless datasets on seasonal changes in vegetation.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Hargrove, William 
Research Location : nationwide
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2010
Highlight ID : 267

Summary

SRS' Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center is partnering with NASA's Stennis Space Center to produce a series of seamless datasets on seasonal changes in vegetation. The early warning system is an ongoing monitoring project that detects forest threats across the continental United States using remote sensing and GIS. The data will help monitor changes to the growing season caused by climate change. The data also proved to be very effective for hurricane assessment along the Gulf Coast and for identifying forests affected by gypsy moths.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • NASA's Stennis Space Center

Research Topics

Priority Areas

  • Resource Management and Use
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