Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

Cutting-edge remote-sensing technology makes it possible for scientists to measure the health of Earth with unprecedented accuracy. See visualizations of the data that could help us address some of our planet's biggest environmental challenges.

Read the story online in the climate issue of National Geographic magazine

Greg Asner, Director, Carnegie Airborne Observatory
Jay Famiglietti, Senior Water Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tom Painter, Snow Hydrologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory