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Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa: An Earthzine Personal Profile

Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa
The business of standards within the developing GEOSS community requires the commitment, expertise, and networking capabilities of a host of individuals. Foremost among these is Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), in Boulder, Colorado. Since receiving his B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Irvine, and his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle, Khalsa has been a major contributor to a variety of data programs. His activity in leading the IEEE effort in standards and interoperability for GEOSS is a natural extension of his work in these programs, albeit on a global scale.

Giovanni – Making Fast Connections Between NASA Remote Sensing Data and Public Health Issues

Figure 1. MODIS AOD image showing the large area of elevated aerosol concentrations northeast of Moscow (yellow), stemming from massive wildfires that erupted in the hot summer of 2010.  The AOD data was acquired for the period July 27-31, 2010, and averaged over this time period with Giovanni.
Giovanni has great potential for the investigation of different public health issues because a large variety of Earth system data variables are available in the system.

Amplified Fire Occurrences in Response to Drought and Vegetation Stress in the Western Ghats of India

Location of the study area in India.
This study demonstrates the importance of the intensity and severity of drought in contributing to anomalous fire events, an important driver of global fire regimes. While spatial and temporal analysis of fires’ response to droughts indicates the vulnerability of all land cover types, the primary wet evergreen and secondary moist deciduous forests are particularly at risk.

Amplified Fire Occurrences in Response to Drought and Vegetation Stress in the Western Ghats of India

Figure 1: Location of the study area in India.
By N. Kodandapani Asian Nature Conservation Foundation, Center for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore, India ABSTRACT There is uncertainty regarding the extent to which drought, fuel availability, and ignition sources contribute to the global fire regime. In 2004, sharply increased fire activity followed a severe drought, highlighting the importance of drought–fire linkages in the Western Ghats hotspot […]

In Search of Dark Data

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Today’s technology allows for nearly instantaneous sharing of information. Researchers and scientists, and the world at large, could benefit greatly from a new adaptation of instant, easier and translatable dating sharing. Earthcube aims to shine a light on so-called dark data.