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GPM Launches

GPM Launches: The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 1:37 p.m. EST 2/27.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Signs of Deforestation in Brazil

08.20.2014
Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil.

Media Day at Wallops for NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission

08.20.2014
As the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane season hits its peak, media are invited to visit NASA's latest airborne hurricane research mission on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Wallops Flight Facility.

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

08.20.2014
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Swirling Smoke Rises From Saskatchewan Fires

08.19.2014
Brown smoke rises and swirls northward into the Northern Territories of Canada.

Lowell (was 12E - Eastern Pacific Ocean)

08.18.2014
The Eastern Pacific has generated the twelfth tropical depression of the hurricane season, and satellite imagery showed that it dwarfs nearby Tropical Storm Karina.
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Division News

Dr. Miguel Román Selected as Finalist for 'Call to Service Medal'

06.30.2014
Congratulations to Dr. Miguel Roman for his selection as a finalist for the Call to Service Medal in the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. This medal recognizes a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at a Washington, D.C. dinner.
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Overview

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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Laura L Winter
301.614.5634
Secretary [610]
Christina L Beeg
301.614.5635
Administrative Assistant [610]
                                                                                                                                                                                        
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