LA Times: New maps show spread and impact of drought on California forests
31st December 2015

LA Times: New maps show spread and impact of drought on California forests

Media Coverage
Climate Change
Forests
California
United States
Imaging Spectroscopy
Machine Learning

New maps reveal the extreme impact the years-long drought has had on California’s trees and offer a prognosis for future forest health.

Up to 58 million trees have been severely stressed by the drought and related factors, such as rising temperatures and a plague of bark beetle infestations. If the drought persists, hundreds of millions of trees throughout the state could die, according to a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times