How NASA Decodes the Secrets of the Arctic

  • Released Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 11:43AM
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Since 2015, scientists with NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) project have been studying how climate change is affecting Arctic and boreal regions. The team is studying permafrost thaw, changes in plant cover, wildfires, shifting animal migration patterns and more. With research aircraft flying over Alaska and northwestern Canada and scientists conducting field experiments on the ground below, ABoVE is collecting data that will help researchers understand how these events are intertwined – and how they are impacted by climate change.

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A segement showcasing the Alaska Satellite Facility and how it relates to NASA Earth observations. Additional imagery provided by ASF.

Universal Production Music: Wafer Thin by Adam Leslie Gock [APRA], Dinesh David Wicks [APRA], Mitchell Stewart [APRA]

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An interview with Dr. Katey Walter Anthony at Big Trail Lake, Alaska about thermokarst lakes, thawing permafrost and methane emissions.

Universal Production Music: The Magpie's Pie by Quentin Bachelet [SACEM], Romain Sanson [SACEM]

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An overview of wildfire in Alaska. Includes an interview with Alison York, Alaska Fire Science Consortium and Dr. Liz Hoy, Senior Scientist for NASA's ABoVE mission.

Universal Production Music: Ticking Tension by Quentin Bachelet [SACEM], Romain Sanson [SACEM]

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