Volume 6, Issue 2 - June/July 2013
ForWarn Offers New Insight into Forest Monitoring
As spring leaves emerge and a wave of green moves up through the United States, the 2013 growing season begins—and Eastern and Western Threat Center researchers are watching. They are using the ForWarn forest monitoring tool to view weekly maps highlighting potential forest disturbances. Several new ForWarn features debuting in 2013 provide new ways for researchers and managers to monitor forests, including an updated and mobile device-friendly Forest Change Assessment Viewer for more flexible map delivery. In addition, new supporting map products allow for more rapid disturbance detection than ever before and improved disturbance detection despite year-to-year variations in seasonal forest development and timing.