I am an undergrad trying to prove that there is a direct relationship between global warming, wildfires, and greenhouse emissions in California using data from 2010-2020.
I am a complete newbie here and I am wondering if anyone knows is any research already done, or where I can find this particular data set?
Any type of guidance and tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Thank you for posting your inquiry on the Earthdata Forum in regards to global warming, wildfires and greenhouse emissions.
NASA has a website solely dedicated to proving just this (or rather indicating the direct causes and effects formulated from years of scientific research using NASA's data) on a global scale https://climate.nasa.gov/. This may not address your specific questions regarding the spatial and temporal extent of your study area, but can serve as a starting point and provide resources to learn more information on global warming, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
You can also begin your data search using Worldview https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov and browsing datasets by thematic areas (e.g. fires, etc.), or using Earthdata Search https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search, searching by keywords (e.g. wildfires, greenhouse gases, etc.), and narrowing down the search using specific filtering options (2010-2020, California).
For additional information, please also visit the Earthdata
Data Toolkits https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/toolkits/wildfires and
Data Pathfinders https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/pathfi ... pathfinder generated for wildfires.
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Here are a couple of articles that may help your data search and analysis.
https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2891/a-dr ... wildfires/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scie ... estern-us/
https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-h ... -the-world
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 074046.htm
Please reply if you would like additional guidance on where to find specific datasets and data variables.
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https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com ... 19EF001210
There are MODIS products that provide detection of fire and land use change.
Reanalysis data like the Merra 2 would provide information on changes in temperature and humidity over California.