ICESat-2

Researchers have mapped out the ecological quality of tropical forests using satellite data.

Mapping Tropical Forest Quality from Satellite Data

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have created high resolution maps of tropical forest quality using remotely sensed data from NASA satellites.

Maps showing snow depths across Arctic sea ice from October 2018 to April 2019. Source: NASA

Mapping the Amount of Snow on Arctic Sea Ice

Mark Altaweel

Scientists are using satellite data to measure and map the amount of snow on Arctic sea ice.

Satellite Mapping of Oceans and Coral Reefs

Mark Altaweel

In 2018, NASA launched the ICESat-2 satellite to monitor levels of ice. Researchers have found that this satellite can also measure coral reef systems.

ICESat-2: Highest Resolution Laser Altimeter

Caitlin Dempsey

ICESat-2's purpose is to collect detailed measurements of the Earth's surface using its Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS).