Data Tools & Methodologies

Antarctic Ice Shelf ‘Song’ Could Lead To New Remote Monitoring Techniques

19th October 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab’s surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic “tones” scientists could potentially use to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research. The Ross Ice Shelf is Antarctica’s… [more]

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

18th October 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3-D computer model and confirmed that shrubs can lead… [more]

Forest Carbon Stocks Have Been Overestimated For 50 Years

18th October 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Basic density is widely used to compute carbon storage by trees. A formula used to calculate basic wood density has recently been corrected. Researchers estimate that the error in the initial formula resulted in an overestimation of forest carbon stocks, to the tune of almost 5 percent. These… [more]

New Study Answers Old Questions About Ecological Diversity in Tropical Forests

16th October 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Working with high-resolution satellite imaging technology, researchers from Brown University and the University of California, Los Angeles have uncovered new clues in an age-old question about why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse. In studying Handroanthus guayacan,a common tropical tree species, over a 10-year period, they found that… [more]

Shells of Marine Creatures Dissolving In Increasingly Acidified Oceans, Study Shows

15th October 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Shelled marine creatures living in increasingly acidified oceans face a fight for survival as the impacts of climate change spread, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and the University of Plymouth, UK, assessed the impact of rising carbon dioxide levels on the large… [more]

Maximizing the Carbon & Biodiversity Benefits of Restoration Along Rivers & Streams

10th October 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Restoring forests has become a world-wide strategy for simultaneously addressing the challenges of climate change and biodiversity conservation. In a new study, scientists at Point Blue Conservation Science assessed how successful restoration efforts in California’s Central Valley were at these two goals. Key among the findings was the… [more]