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Leaf loss from Irma


Leaf loss from Irma19-09-2017 04:49
still learning
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Landsat 8 has produced a couple of before and after images of the British Virgin Islands, green before and brown after hurricane Irma.

While I know that some kinds of trees and shrubs recover from total leaf loss (think winter) and some can't, got to wonder how long the brown will remain.

See http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/09/11/green-gone-bvi/
19-09-2017 06:37
litesong
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Hurricane Maria's got no more leaves to destroy on British Virgin Islands. It did blow the roof off the home of Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. & the Cat 5 hurricane plowed right over the Island. Just warming up on smaller islands, before it scapes off larger islands.
Edited on 19-09-2017 06:39
20-09-2017 01:09
Wake
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still learning wrote:
Landsat 8 has produced a couple of before and after images of the British Virgin Islands, green before and brown after hurricane Irma.

While I know that some kinds of trees and shrubs recover from total leaf loss (think winter) and some can't, got to wonder how long the brown will remain.

See http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/09/11/green-gone-bvi/


The Islands have flora and fauna evolved to the conditions there. And that includes hurricanes and extreme heat.

Showing leaf loss is nothing more than a scientific curiosity that will be watched closely by botanists.
20-09-2017 07:03
Into the Night
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Wake wrote:
still learning wrote:
Landsat 8 has produced a couple of before and after images of the British Virgin Islands, green before and brown after hurricane Irma.

While I know that some kinds of trees and shrubs recover from total leaf loss (think winter) and some can't, got to wonder how long the brown will remain.

See http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/09/11/green-gone-bvi/


The Islands have flora and fauna evolved to the conditions there. And that includes hurricanes and extreme heat.

Showing leaf loss is nothing more than a scientific curiosity that will be watched closely by botanists.


Quite true. Those islands will be green and pretty again before you know it.


The Parrot Killer
20-09-2017 22:27
litesong
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[b]Into the Night wrote:..Those islands will be green and pretty again...

"First Hurricane Irma blew through," reported The Washington Post. "Then the electricity went out. Then a work crew made an error while working on a pump station in the sewage system. And soon, 2,000 gallons of raw sewage was spilling onto a quiet residential street of ranch houses in Edgewater, a town south of Daytona Beach."

The Post reported a similar incident taking place in Miami-Dade, with six million gallons of partially treated wastewater being discharged into Biscayne Bay.
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Transfer lots of the sewage spills in Florida to make "Those islands.... green and pretty again...".




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