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Koster Wins Inaugural AMS Hydrologic Sciences Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Randy Koster for his selection for the American Meteorological Society’s inaugural Hydrologic Sciences Medal "for ground-breaking contributions to the understanding of land-atmosphere interactions and their effects on hydroclimatic predictability and prediction.”

Platnick wins AMS Verner E. Suomi Award

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Platnick for winning this year's American Meteorological Society's Verner E. Suomi Award "for cutting-edge research and leadership in spaceborne observations of the atmosphere, particularly remote sensing of cloud properties."

PBS NewsHour Features Glaciers and ICESat-2

GSFC ICESat-2 scientists Tom Neumann and Thorsten Markus are featured in a two-part PBS NewsHour story on sea level rise research.
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The Earth Sciences Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center plans, organizes, evaluates, and implements a broad program of research on our planet's natural systems and processes. Major focus areas include climate change, severe weather, the atmosphere, the oceans, sea ice and glaciers, and the land surface.

To study the planet from the unique perspective of space, the Earth Science Division develops and operates remote-sensing satellites and instruments. We analyze observational data from these spacecraft and make it available to the world's scientists. Our Education and Public Outreach efforts raise public awareness of the the Division's research and its benefits to society.

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