31 Aug '15, 11pm

We're off to Alaska & Canada to examine ecological effects of their rapidly changing #climate:

As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats. The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) will bring together on-the-ground research in Alaska and northwestern Canada with data collected by NASA airborne instruments, satellites and other agency programs, including the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP ), Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2 ), and upcoming Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2 ) and NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR ) missions. Over the next decade, scientists from NASA and other public and private organizations will investigate questions about the formidable re...

Full article: http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2333/

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