Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 3, 2014—A Canadian and French consortium, coordinated by the Takuvik Joint International Laboratory and supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation, is launching its APT Project, for Acceleration of Permafrost Thaw By Snow‒Vegetation Interactions. This important research initiative studies how climate change is accelerating the thawing of permafrost, a phenomenon that is still poorly understood.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
Every day, above our planet, five Earth-observing satellites rush along like trains on the same “track,” flying minutes, and sometimes seconds, behind one another. They carry more than 15 scientific instruments in total, looking at many different aspects of our home planet. Called the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train, these satellites work as a united, powerful
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
PR — A report recently issued by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies sharpens the research focus of The National Map. The report, A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey, advocates the integration of highly diverse data from state and local agencies into a consistent, national