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September 18, 2019

The paper shows that, contrary to popular wisdom, vegetation density is sufficiently low (likely due to land use change) in many Insular Southeast Asian peatlands to allow for soil moisture retrieval using SMAP. SMAP soil moisture carries information about burned area with as much as 30 days lag time, and provides information not contained in commonly-used precipitation metrics, because soil moisture is also influenced by anthropogenic canal-building in the area. The paper can be found here. Stanford's press release about the article can be found here

September 1, 2019

Caroline presented her work about the effect of pluvials on ecosystem growth, and Greg presented on parameter uncertainty vs. structural uncertainty in CARDAMOM and other models, as well as an attribution of historical CO2 uptake due to climate change. 

July 31, 2019

Yanlan was previously a visiting student in summer of 2018. Welcome back, Yanlan!

July 29, 2019

Check out Nathan's and Krishna's talks, and the sessions on Vegetation Optical Depth!