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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.

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Mission Update: GPM Status Update

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's Precipitation Processing System at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has released the Level 2 GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) data to the public.

NASA's IceCube No Longer On Ice

The tiny satellite known as IceCube or Earth-1 could help advance scientists’ understanding of ice clouds and their role in climate change.

Wildfires Continue Near Yellowknife, Canada

The wildfires that have been plaguing the Northern Territories in Canada and have sent smoke drifting down to the Great Lakes in the U.S. continue on.

Halong (was 11W - Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

Tropical Depression 11W has formed in the Northwestern Pacific and is expected to track through the Marianas Islands.

Hernan (Eastern Pacific Ocean)

NASA sees Tropical Storm Hernan near Mexico's Baja California...
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Division News

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

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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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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