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Wet winters may not dampen small wildfires

NASA scientists conducting research on the connection between fuel moisture and fires have uncovered a paradox: a wet winter corresponds to more small wildfires in the following fire season, not fewer, as is commonly assumed. ...

dateDec 22, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Using satellites to improve crop yield estimates

A team that includes a graduate student who received his Ph.D. on Sunday from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has taken a major step toward developing a satellite-based tool to improve crop yield estimates in ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in Environment
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Italy's drought seen from space

Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.

dateSep 05, 2017 in Environment
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NASA shows how Harvey saturated areas in Texas

NASA analyzed the soil moisture in southeastern Texas before and after Harvey made landfall and found the ground was already somewhat saturated. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite provided a night-time look at Harvey after it ...

dateAug 30, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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