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Calibrating Remote Sensing Data with Field Observations in the East River Watershed

December 12 2018
To build better models of watershed processes and calibrate remote sensing data with observations on the ground, a diverse team of researchers spent two weeks this summer gathering soil and vegetation data from hundreds of individual sites within the East River watershed near Crested Butte, CO.
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Using NEON Data to Inform a Changing World

December 06 2018
Two major reports recently came out (the 4 th National Climate Assessment and the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report) that got me thinking about our changing planet and the role of NEON in monitoring those changes.
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MALIBU Project Taps NEON Data for Space-borne Data Validation

November 14 2018
Ecological data collected in the field gives researchers a window into how ecosystems and climate are changing in a particular area. But to see the bigger picture, you have to take a step back— way back. All the way to space.
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What's Missing From Our Environmental Models? The NSF-Funded CHEESEHEAD Project Aims to Find Out

September 14 2018
Why is it so hard to forecast things such as crop yield, disease outbreaks, or water quality on the scales that matter most to humans? Is something missing from our environmental models?...
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NEON Remote Sensing Flights Over Crested Butte Gather Data for LBNL Watershed Study

August 16 2018
A study led by Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL) has used the NEON assignable assets program to gather airborne remote sensing data near Crested Butte, Colorado. They will use the data to study plant community distributions and canopy biochemistry to shed light on watershed systems.
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Send in the Drones: Exploring the Future of Airborne Remote Sensing

August 03 2018
Could drones be part of the NEON project's arsenal of data collection platforms one day? Their low cost and versatility could help the NEON project expand its airborne remote sensing capacities. Before integrating them into NEON's operations, however, more work has to be done.
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Remote Sensing Data Science Challenge Yields Positive Results

July 02 2018
The NEON project is producing a vast treasure trove of open access airborne remote sensing data. Can computer algorithms help ecologists make sense of it all? A team of ecologists and data scientists at the University of Florida thought so. To accelerate the process, they initiated a data science challenge.
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Regional Deforestation Has Continental-Scale Consequences

May 24 2018
Tree die-offs have a tremendous impact on local ecosystems. But could the consequences extend beyond the surrounding area? New research suggests the answer is yes.
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Eddy Covariance Data Products Now Available on NEON Data Portal

May 21 2018
Want to watch the planet breathe? You're in luck—a whole new set of data products that let you do just that is now available from the NEON project. These eddy-covariance (EC) or “flux” data products give scientists a powerful new tool to monitor how energy, water, carbon dioxide and other gases move between the earth’s surface and the atmosphere.
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