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The Arctic Boreal and Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) covers 2.5 million square miles of tundra, forests, permafrost and lakes in Alaska and Northwestern Canada. ABoVE scientists are using satellites and aircraft to study this formidable terrain as it changes in a warming climate. Remote sensing by itself is not enough to understand the whole picture, so teams of researchers will go out into the field to gather data. With support from NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program, ABoVE researchers investigate questions about the role of climate in wildfires, thawing permafrost, wildlife migration habits, insect outbreaks and more.


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Kate Ramsayer (Telophase): Lead Writer
Peter Griffith: Lead Scientist
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SVS >> Climate
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Permafrost
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
GCMD >> Location >> Alaska
NASA Science >> Earth

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