Supercomputing and Computation


2012 Director's Science Delivery Award

CSMD Researcher Forrest Hoffman (along with ORNL researchers Jitendra Kumar and Richard Mills), is on the team that received the United States Department of Agriculture's 2012 Director's Science Delivery Award for their work on the USDA's project ForWarn.

ForWarn is a satellite-based forest disturbance monitoring system for the conterminous United States. It delivers new forest change products every eight days and provides tools for attributing abnormalities to insects, disease, wildfire, storms, human development or unusual weather. Archived data provide disturbance tracking across all lands since 2000.


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