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Webinar: Looking at Land Cover and River Deltas with the NASA Delta-X Mission

Date: 05/09/2023 - 05/09/2023
Time: 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

The State of Trees – May 2023. Looking at Land Cover and River Deltas with the NASA Delta-X Mission, including a Discussion of Global Surface Water, Mangrove Science, and Trees with Wet Feet. 

Join us for the next exciting Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign webinar to hear Dr. Marc Simard, Senior Research Scientist and Principal Investigator for the NASA Delta-X Mission, at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California USA. During this webinar, Dr. Simard will discuss how river deltas and their wetlands are drowning as a result of sea level rise and reduced sediment inputs and how the Delta-X mission determines which parts will survive and continue to grow, and which parts will be lost. All of this has a huge impact on our planet's land cover. Following the feature presentation, Peder Nelson will continue the discussion on riparian land cover, with a focus on global surface water and mangroves, all part of the coastal ecosystem. Peter Falcon and Brian Campbell will highlight the importance of airborne campaigns and satellite campaigns, respectively, in the study of land cover and tree science.