Close your eyes and think about your favorite place on our home planet. For many NASA Earth scientists, their favorite place is the one they’ve spent years studying – like the Amazon rainforest. Bright colors, the sounds of animals and an understanding of just how alive Earth is.
Today, NASA’s Curious Universe podcast travels to the Amazon with Earth scientist Doug Morton and to Los Angeles with carbon cycle scientist Annmarie Eldering.
Doug studies how fires are changing Earth – satellites are often the first to spot fires burning in remote regions of the planet. Those fires can release carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the air. NASA satellites help study pollutants, too, all part of studying Earth as an interconnected system – the only place like it that we know of.
Listen to the full episode here.