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Nature's Notebook featured on PBS's SciGirlsThursday, April 23, 2015
USA-NPN Awarded the Shoemaker Award for Communication Products ExcellenceWednesday, March 25, 2015
The USA-NPN website has been awarded the External Communications award in the "Internet Product Category" by the US Geological Survey. The award commends the design, layout and depth of information displayed by our website. We are honored to receive this award!
USA-NPN citizen science highlighted by the White House OSTPWednesday, January 14, 2015White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy recently highlighted the USA-NPN for facilitating broader participation of the public in the scientific process. The article highlights some of our milestones from last year.
USA-NPN Featured in White House Fact Sheet on Climate Education and Literacy InitiativeWednesday, December 3, 2014
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is launching a new Climate Eduation and Literacy Initiative to connect the public to the best-available, scienced based information about climate change. This new Fact Sheet explains the committments made by Federal agencies and other groups, and highlights the USA-NPN's Nature's Notebook program and the near-real-time phenology predictions we will provide our observers next year.
Short-Term Prediction of Fall Foliage Coloration from VIIRS Data created by Xiaoyang Zhang (STAR, SDSU) and Bob Yu (STAR/SMCD/EMB)Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Xiaoyang Zhang (formerly at STAR and currently at South Dakota State University) and Bob Yu (STAR/SMCD/EMB) have developed a new method to monitor and predict short-term fall foliage coloration using the VIIRS daily vegetation index. Developed with the support of the JPSS Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program, the new system currently monitors foliage development across the United States every 3 days and further makes prediction to 10 days ahead.