Save the Redwoods League partnered with four early-career scientists from the NASA DEVELOP program to help design research questions around fog and redwoods. Fog is a key element in the coast redwoods ecosystem, and we hope to learn more about how that relationship is evolving under changing environmental conditions. The DEVELOP team mapped 20 years of fog occurrence and correlated trends to climatic conditions. This work is ongoing, and we’ll share results from the project as it becomes available.
DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders.