A comparison of primary productivity measurements across the North Pacific Ocean demonstrates the potential for using autonomous instruments to discern effects of climate change on the marine food web.
drones & AUVs
Taking an Aerial View Underground
Wisconsin geologists are testing using drones equipped with thermal cameras to measure shallow soil depths in areas prone to groundwater contamination.
COVID Clears the Skies for Earth-Observing Drones in Nepal
When the pandemic hit Nepal and the country’s main airport drastically cut flights, a group of drone experts, local governments, and scientists saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gather geodata.
Drones Help Bridge the Gaps in Assessing Global Change
New instruments in the research tool kit bolster scientific understanding of the ecology of a greening Arctic.
Drones Capture Iceland’s Shrinking Glaciers
Photographs of Iceland’s southern glaciers show pools of water where walls of ice once stood.
Oceanic “Pump” Sends Small Carbon Particles to Twilight Zone
Underwater gliders provide unprecedented, daily data that reveal new insights into how carbon gets from the atmosphere to the deep ocean.
Drones Swoop in to Measure Gas Belched from Volcanoes
A team of volcanologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers from around the world test novel techniques at Central America’s two largest degassing volcanoes.
Ocean Gliders Ride the Research Wave in the Agulhas Current
Off the east coast of South Africa, robotic ocean gliders deployed in the Agulhas Current capture new data that help us better understand how energy dissipates in the ocean.
Drones Hunt for Impacts of Oil Exploration on Wetland Emissions
Seismic lines, constructed for petroleum resource exploration, disturb Canadian peatlands, but how can we detect their impact on greenhouse gas budgets?
Drones in Geoscience Research: The Sky Is the Only Limit
Here are six ways that drones are making their way into geosciences research and industry through innovative applications.