Publish Date: March 29, 2011
Article Source: NASA press release
Article Link: www.aer.com/news-events/in-the-news/2011/nasa-satellites-detect-extensive-drought-impact-amazon-forests
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.