Land & Vegetation

Hydrologic model lets users decide: side-by-side grid and basin maps
June 17, 2015
The SUMMA model lets users make individual decisions about how to treat a vast range of variables. This customizing allows users to mimic existing models or create something entirely new.
Predicting plant uptake of carbon: photo of trees and ferns in Costa Rica
April 20, 2015
A new study estimates how much carbon dioxide is likely to be absorbed by plants by the end of the century.
Climate and tropical forests: photo of tropical rainforest
March 31, 2015
NCAR is taking part in a major international project to study how climate change will affect tropical rainforests around the world.
tropical rain forests and CO2: Serra do Mar Paranaense, Brazil
December 30, 2014
A new study led by NASA and NCAR shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more human-emitted carbon dioxide than many scientists thought.
Ground-level ozone's toll: A traffic jam in Delhi, India
September 08, 2014
Ozone pollution in India is damaging millions of tons of the country’s major crops, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. The pollution caused losses of more than $1 billion in a single year, destroying enough food to feed an estimated 94 million people.
Crops and climate change: Wheat ripens in a California field
July 25, 2014
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global yields of corn and wheat because of warming temperatures.

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