Highlights from the Literature: October to December 2015

Feb 24, 2016

Data products from the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) are used in many different applications. They play an important role in modeling, help to detect changes to the landscape, and are a way to assess ecosystem variables. A few of those applications, published between October and December 2015, are highlighted in this story. The summaries highlight how data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensors can be applied to disaster recovery studies in Japan, sand dune studies in Namibia, and vegetation studies in China.