Researchers tracked 19 maritime glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park over several decades and found that tidewater glaciers tended to experience less ice loss than other types of glaciers.
Dam-building has decreased the amount of sediment transported by rivers, while land use changes have increased the amount.
According to a new study, warmer temperatures and high soil nitrogen levels are causing Earth’s largest land biome to advance northward.
Un nuevo programa en línea puede trazar rápidamente los contornos de inundaciones pasadas, permitiendo que los países con escasez de datos se preparen para futuros desastres.
A new online program can quickly map the outlines of past floods, allowing data-scarce countries to prepare for future disasters.
Satellite observations have long been used to detect deforestation, and a new study shows that giving Indigenous groups greater access to these data can improve response times and reduce tree cover loss.
Floodplain forests have low resilience to repeated exposure to wildfires. As climate change increases the instances of fires, forests may transform to less productive grassland ecosystems.
A clever combination of hydrologic modelling and discharge estimates from the Landsat satellite provides good discharge estimates throughout the Missouri river basin.
Scientists investigate whether warming temperatures and changing rainfall patterns could be triggering more landslides in mountainous areas.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Chicago, Ill., are using NASA Earth observations to map, monitor, and forecast water and air quality, urban heat island effects, landslide risks, and more.