NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests

NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests (click to go to full article)

  • Source: NASA HQ
  • Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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WASHINGTON — A new NASA-funded study has revealed widespread reductions in the greenness of Amazon forests caused by last year’s record-breaking drought.

“The greenness levels of Amazonian vegetation — a measure of its health — decreased dramatically over an area more than three and one-half times the size of Texas,” said Liang Xu, the study’s lead author from Boston University. “It did not recover to normal levels, even after the drought ended in late October 2010.”

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