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
CAO Canopy Water Stress 2

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