ForWarn II

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking

ForWarn featured in Compass Magazine

“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 Carolina forests may eventually recover, they might require the assistance of land managers along the way.

This particular example of disturbance demonstrates not only the power of weather and climate in shaping forests, but also the power of online tools and relationships that make remote monitoring of forests possible.

Click here to read an article in Compass Magazine featuring ForWarn and its use in assessment of hurricane damage.

And view the related Highlight on Coastal pocosins respond to hurricanes and fire.