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“Georgia landscapes changing fast – urban land doubled in 30 years as farmlands faded”

Lee Shearer of the Athens Banner-Herald posted an interesting story today about land use changes across Georgia in the past few decades.  Climatologists know that changes in land from bare group crops to forests can cause changes in the local climate because of how it changes the energy balance.  Similarly,…
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NOAA: Global Vegetation Health – Images

Here are some detailed global images of vegetation health, including several drought indices, fire danger and soil saturation maps as derived from the Suomi-NPP satellite.  In addition to global maps you can view each variable by country.  The detail is amazing!  You can find out more about them at…
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