Land & Vegetation

September 24, 2008
In a potential boon for agriculture, a NASA-funded effort that involves NCAR and the private firm DTN/Meteorlogix has produced one of the world’s most accurate systems for predicting soil temperature up to two days in advance.
September 24, 2008
NCAR scientists Bill Large and Steve Yeager have produced a new analysis of the exchanges of heat, momentum, and moisture between the oceans and atmosphere that should help climate modelers better assess variability on several time scales.
Photograph of Alex Guenther looking at an instrument attached to a pine tree
September 24, 2008
Mountain pine beetles appear to be doing more than killing large swaths of forests in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists suspect they are also altering local weather patterns and air quality.
Photograph of a tower against a blue sky and tree branches in the foreground
September 18, 2008
Plants in a forest respond to stress by producing significant amounts of a chemical form of aspirin, scientists have discovered.

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