Drought monitoring in 2021 (September 14 - 21)
The system for monitoring crop growth conditions has been elaborated at the Remote Sensing Centre, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography. It determines crop conditions with the use of the index based on Terra MODIS satellite images with 1 km2 spatial resolution. The index, called Drought Identification Satellite System – DISS is a function of Temperature Condition Index – TCI and meteorological index characterizing climatic conditions on the territory of Poland (Hydrothermal Coefficient – HTC).
Dr Jędrzej Bojanowski, an employee of the IGiK Remote Sensing Centre, publishes in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.
Dr Jędrzej Bojanowski, an employee of the IGiK Remote Sensing Centre, publishes in the prestigious journal Nature Communications. It is well known that forests can help to mitigate climate change by capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. In the paper 'Revealing the widespread potential of forests to increase low-level cloud cover', the authors show for the first time an additional positive aspect of afforestation that results in an increase in low-level clouds, which have a cooling effect on the planet.