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PlanetScope and Blue Wavelengths Help Map Snow Melt

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Image above: Snow cover on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska taken February 27, 2020. © 2020, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Seasonal snowfall is very important to maintaining important ecological systems. For example, mountainous snowmelt replenishes rivers and watersheds with the arrival of spring and summer. Snow cover also acts as […]

PlanetScope Data and Deep Learning Models Detect Invasive Plant Species

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Image above: PlanetScope image over Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota captured September 8, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Invasive species can cause devastation to ecosystems and significant economic damage to industries, such as agriculture. Effective management is necessary to stop these species from wreaking havoc across landscapes, […]

Using PlanetScope to Map Snowmelt In Alpine Ecosystems

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Image above: PlanetScope image of snowcapped Upper Gunnison Mountains, Colorado taken December 4, 2021. © 2021, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Alpine regions are some of the most sensitive systems to climate change. In the mountainous ecosystems of the western United States, for example, even small changes in temperature cause significant […]

Explore the Planet Science Applications E-Books

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Want to learn more about how Planet’s data is being leveraged by scientists around the world? Explore our recent Planet Science Applications e-books: 2020- 2021 Planet Science Applications E-book 2019 Planet Science Applications E-book

Detecting Gold Mining Impacts on Insect Biodiversity in a Tropical Mining Frontier with PlanetScope Imagery

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The Amazon rainforest is faced with daily forest loss and degradation, harming local biodiverse ecosystems. This study from Conservation International, Boise State University, and the University of Guyana, demonstrates how scientists can monitor the drivers of this deforestation, including gold mining, with PlanetScope imagery. By capturing satellite images of remote locations near […]

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 […]

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