Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Goddard provides a detailed look at the impact of drought in the central Brazilian Amazon rainforest, which was driven by an El Nino event and record-breaking warming in 2015-2016.
The Amazon basin has warmed by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius since 1980, which has been coupled with more frequent drought conditions. Three-dimensional measurements are helping scientists understand more about the impact that these events have on the massive trees of the rainforest and the carbon that is stored within them.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard