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China Exclusive: Wenchuan Shows Effects of Ecological Restoration after 10 Years: Report

BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Remote sensing images showed that the environment returning to normal in the Wenchuan earthquake zone ten years after the event, according to a report by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).The survey showed that landslide areas have been covered by vegetation and that landslides have decreased in the monitoring areas.

May 08, 2018

How does GEOS-5-based Planetary Boundary Layer Height and Humidity Vary across China?

Dr. Yidan SI and Associate Professor Shenshen LI, from the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, used ground-observed data to validate the GEOS-5-assimilated PBLH and RH released by NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office. They found that, overall, the simulated RH was consistent with the statistical data from meteorological stations, while the simulated PBLH was underestimated compared to LIDAR data by a factor of approximately two.

Mar 08, 2018