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As scientists detect plant fluorescence in better detail, they inch closer to helping farmers respond to extreme weather and close in on understanding how carbon cycles through ecosystems.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using data courtesy of Yin, Y. et al. (2020). Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published July 9, 2020
Data acquired June 2018 - September 2019

Sources:
In situ Measurement
OCO-2
Sentinel-5P