Land & Vegetation

wildfire map
March 16, 2010
A new study finds that prescribed burns may release substantially less carbon dioxide than wildfires of the same size.
Clarence Mann (right) with NCAR technician Cliff Hiezer
March 01, 2010
Clarence Mann, University of Michigan • Mann is crossing many boundaries on the way to a master's in environmental and land use planning. His research is creating new tools for urban planners and decision makers.
January 28, 2010
A new study led by NCAR scientist Peter Lawrence has found that impacts to Earth's hydrological cycle are the most important driving force in how land use changes affect climate.
Rainforest in Congo
December 16, 2009
Amid the strife of the Copenhagen climate summit, one area of acknowledged progress was in ways to help preserve tropical forests and their vast stores of carbon in developing countries.
December 10, 2009
A collaboration of scientists that includes UCAR's John Braun is pioneering a new technique for using GPS satellite signals to measure snow depth as well as soil and vegetation moisture.

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