NASA Earth Observatory: What's New Week of 05 February 2008

Status Report From: NASA's Earth Observatory
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2008


New Features:

* Ancient Forest to Modern City

To understand how local weather shifted when the towering forests of the eastern United States gave way to fields and cities, scientists must reconstruct the region's historical landscapes.

In the News:

* Latest Images:
Signs of Summer Thaw on the Antarctic Peninsula

Earthquakes Hit East Africa

Tree Canopy Height from 1650 to 1992

Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico

Belcher Islands, Canada

Explorer 1 50th Anniversary

Low-Level Volcanic Activity Impacts Clouds

Heavy Snow in China

* NASA News
- NASA Data Link Pollution to Rainy Summer Days in the Southeast
- Glacial Sediments Adding to Louisiana Coast's Sinking

* Media Alerts
- Baffin Island Ice Caps Shrink by 50 Percent Since 1950s
- Man-Made Changes Bring about New Epoch in Earth's History
- When Accounting for the Global Nitrogen Budget, Don't Forget Fish

* Headlines from the press, radio, and television:
- The Land that Never Melts?
- Cruising Antarctica to See a Planet in Peril
- Ancient Antarctic Lake Tapped for Study
- Earth Entering New Geologic Epoch?

* New Research Highlights

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