Auckland, June 6, 2016

Tagged by: research

Monitoring Lava Domes in the Andes

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The Sabancaya volcano sits in the southern Peruvian Andes. Records of eruptions there span back hundreds of years, making it a site of interest to volcanologists around the world. A new study by a team of Italian and Peruvian scientists led by Dr. Diego Coppola at the Università Degli Studi Di Torino […]

Water Conservation in Irrigation of Urban Parks

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Urban parks in desert areas often use copious amounts of water for maintaining grass and trees. In Phoenix, Arizona, two primary irrigation methods are used: sprinklers and flooding. A new study in Ecohydrology led by Mercedes Kindler compares the benefits and drawbacks of these methods. They also analyze the impact of using […]

Understanding the Downstream Impacts of On-Farm Reservoirs

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On-farm reservoirs play a critical role in crop irrigation. They store water during the wet season for subsequent use for crop irrigation during the dry season. In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 2.6 million such reservoirs. However, storing this water has poorly understood impacts on downstream hydrology and ecosystems. The […]

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 […]

Planet Data Helps Analyze the Effects of Greenspace Exposure on Childhood Development

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Multiple studies have found that exposure to “greenspace” such as parks and forests has benefits to early childhood development. Some of these benefits include fewer behavioral problems, improved memory, and even better academic performance. However, the root explanations as to why these benefits happen are still not entirely clear. A new study […]