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NASA Technology Aims to Save the Forests

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Ravenous insects that are smaller than a penny continue to migrate north from the southeast U.S., threatening to destroy millions of pine and ash trees in the northeastern part of the country. NASA scientists have teamed with the U.S. Forest Service to combat the problem, hoping to save millions of acres of woodlands throughout North America. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., are using the G-LiHT (Goddard LiDAR Hyperspectral and Thermal imager) airborne instrument — first developed in 2011 — to assist the U.S. Department of...Read full article

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