Earth  ID: 13885

NASA Finds Cause of Florida Mangrove Forests Die-off

Mangroves are resilient trees tolerant of salt water and high wind and wave energy, which is why they can typically withstand hurricanes in tropical and subtropical environments. In 2017, NASA scientists noticed mangrove forest die-off in southern Florida after Hurricane Irma. Using NASA’s G-LiHT instrument and satellite data from Landsat, they learned that pooling, stagnant water was the cause.

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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Coastal Processes >> Mangroves
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0