Research News

Reservoir Inventory for China in 2016 and 2021 Released

About 10.32% of the reservoirs have increased storage capacity from 2016 to 2021, while 22.73% have decreased, and most provinces and river basins in China have expanded their accumulated storage capacity from 2016 to 2021, according to a study published on September 9 in Scientific Data.

Sep 20, 2023

Study Predicts Up to 10.6% Arid Region Expansion Globally by 2100

A study published at npj Climate and Atmospheric Science predicts the global evolving trends of future terrestrial water storage, forcasting that by 2100, terrestrial water storage in arid regions could decrease while arid areas might expand by 4.1% to 10.6%.

Sep 20, 2023

Study Reveals How Delayed Antarctic Melt Season Reduces Albedo Feedback

A research team led by Prof. Guo Huadong from the International Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) and the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in partnership with renowned experts in the field of glacier and climate change investigated into the ocean-ice-atmosphere interaction mechanism of the region, with advances published in the National Science Review.

Jul 26, 2023

Scientists Propose Global Aerosol Retrieval Method for New Chinese Optical Satellite

A research team led by Prof. LI Zhengqiang from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), together with collaborators, proposed a generalized land surface reflectance reconstruction method that provides efficient constraints to surface reflectance for high-precision aerosol retrieval.

Jul 21, 2023

Satellite Observation Reveals Changes in Vegetation Greenness Related to Climatic and Non-Climatic Factors in Sudano-Sahelian Region of Africa

A study published in Regional Environmental Change analyzed trends in vegetation greenness at the pixel scale using time series of satellite data in the Sudano-Sahelian region during 2001-2020 and quantified the relative contributions of climatic factors and non-climatic factors in specific sub-regions.

Jul 14, 2023