Forest and Fields, July 18, 2016

Tagged by: geology

Planet Imagery Helps Find that Rapid Sediment Re-Deposition May Limit Carbon Release during Catastrophic Thermokast Lake Drainage

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Arctic permafrost is the frozen ground in and around the arctic circle which holds mass amounts of soil organic carbon. But due to warming global temperatures, Arctic permafrost is beginning to unfreeze and degrade, releasing stored greenhouse gas emissions including carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. Within this landscape, thawing land, […]

Context Mapping for Finding Fossils with Planet Imagery

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Satellite imagery can provide geologic context for scientific discoveries on the ground, such as sample location mapping for fossil discoveries. A new study led out of McGill University by Cortés et al. (2021) details the discovery of fossils in central Colombia that represent a new genus of ichthyosaur—large, long-extinct marine reptiles. Dubbed […]

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