NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact On Amazon Forests

Publish Date: 
March 29, 2011
Article Source: 
NASA press release

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

"The MODIS vegetation greenness data suggest a more widespread, severe and long-lasting impact to Amazonian vegetation than what can be inferred based solely on rainfall data," said Arindam Samanta, a co-lead author from Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. in Lexington, Mass.

Read the full NASA press release.

Read the research study abstract: Wide-spread decline in greenness of Amazonian vegetation due to the 2010 drought.