Forest and Fields, July 18, 2016

Tagged by: education and research

From Drones to PlanetScope, Mapping Meddlesome Roses

Image above: PlanetScope image of invasive rose study site along the coastline of Vainupea, Estonia taken August 28, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Many are captivated by what is arguably the world’s most romantic flower, the rose, symbol of love and admiration, but sometimes these flowers of passion […]

Ice-dam Failures Revealed with PlanetScope Data

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Image above: PlanetScope image of ice-dam study site in Jokulsarlon, Iceland taken March 2, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In icy environments, mountain lakes can be dammed not by just rock, but by long standing ice formations. But with the ongoing retreat of glaciers and icecaps around the […]

Monitoring Mass Flowering Events from Space

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Image above: White flowering tree crowns spot the dense green forest in Lambir Hills National Park in Borneo, Malaysia on May 5, 2019. © 2019, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia, scientists are monitoring the phenomenon of “general flowering” which is the synchronous mass […]

PlanetScope Used to Map Tree Species in Urban Areas

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Image above: PlanetScope image of urban areas and green spaces in Zagreb, Croatia taken April 1, 2023. © 2023, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Many of us are familiar with that runny nose, itchy eye, and stuffy sinus sensation so often associated with seasonal allergies and the release of tree pollen. […]

Observing Mixed Cover Crops from Space

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Image above: PlanetScope image of crop biomass estimation site in Washington County, Mississippi taken April 9, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In agricultural fields, cover crops are planted at certain times of the year to cover up the farming soil. These plants are not set to be harvested […]

Satellite Data Helps Reveal Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams on Local Ecosystems

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Image above: Flooding in Brazilian Amazon study site following hydroelectric complex installation taken June 28, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In Brazil, approximately 60% of the country’s electricity is powered by hydro dams. However, since the 1990s, there has been pressure on the country’s environment because of the […]

Understanding Landslide Risk with Planet Imagery

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Image above: Planet image of a landslide in the Hurunui district of Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand taken March 22, 2019. © 2019, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. In mountainous regions around the world, landslides cause significant harm to lives and economies. Between 1990 and 2017, these disasters […]

PlanetScope Reveals Phenological Changes in Invasive Species in China

Image above: Yellow River estuary study site in Dongying, China taken December 11, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Salt marshes are important ecosystems that provide a variety of ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration and coastal protection, however, these watery environments are also susceptible to the devastating impacts of […]