ForWarn

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking

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11/16/2016 - 11:03

Sap-sucking insects called hemlock woolly adelgids are draining the life from a common evergreen tree in the eastern United States. Once the non-native bugs become well-established, the consequences can be grave. Areas with severe infestations can see up to 90 percent of hemlocks die within about ten years. Check out the full article...

09/22/2016 - 09:47

Some disturbances come and go, leaving forests no worse for the wear.

Hailstorms, insect defoliations, and light prescribed fires, for example, commonly occur early in the growing season, but, because of the timing and nature of these disturbances, trees and other vegetation may quickly regrow leaves after the damage is done. In such...

11/23/2015 - 13:49

ForWarn team members attended the 2015 Association for Fire Ecology Meeting in San Antonio, TX in November 2015 to present research on long-term monitoring based on ForWarn’s NDVI products. You can find a poster dealing with fire regime impacts in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge here:...

09/02/2015 - 10:09

ForWarn’s viewer was designed to let users recognize and interpret change, and interpretation is supported by ancillary map layers from a variety of sources. Until recently, change caused by fuels treatments such as thinning and prescribed fire, have been hard to interpret for want of maps. With the addition of this management layer,...

05/14/2015 - 16:25

The Fire Learning Network (FLN) brings managers and scientists together to address common problems and solutions related to wildland fire. Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Steve Norman and biological scientist...

04/10/2015 - 10:37

ForWarn was featured in several national-level websites after last week's press release.

03/31/2015 - 13:25

ForWarn is featured in this USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station press release, showcasing the technology used here to map greenup data across the conterminus US.

    Using the assessment tool ForWarn, U.S. Forest Service researchers can monitor the growth and development of vegetation that signals winter’s end and the...
11/20/2014 - 12:43

ForWarn was selected as one of the “top 25” tools included in the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit launched on November 17th for the White House by an interagency team that included members from the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Interior, NOAA, and others...

09/01/2014 - 12:00

“After talking to some locals who said the area was inundated with water after Irene, there was no doubt that this was salt damage that could be traced back to the storm surge from the hurricane.” Today, according to Trickel, most overstory trees in this area are dead, their leaves gone and bark sloughing off. Though these coastal North...

05/12/2014 - 08:52

NASA's Spinoff, a premier annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technologies, includes ForWarn in its 2013 edition. See the full publication here.

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