View From Space

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The domain of the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER as seen from 438 miles in space. Credit: Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper satellite.
SBC scientists used new remote sensing technology to study giant kelp forests over time scales ranging from weeks to decades. Results demonstrated the value of high-resolution satellite imagery for observing long-term effects of climate change and human activities on sensitive marine ecosystems.

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