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Kavir Desert, Iran

Kavir Desert, Iran: As the astronauts on the International Space Station passed over the deserts of central Iran recently, they were greeted by this striking pattern of parallel lines and sweeping curves.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Polo (Eastern Pacific)

09.16.2014
Newborn Tropical Storm Polo gave a NASA satellite a "cold reception" when infrared data saw some very cold cloud top temperatures and strong storms within that hint at intensification.

NASA's HS3 Mission Covers Transition of Hurricane Cristobal

09.16.2014
NASA's Global Hawk 872 aircraft flew over Hurricane Cristobal on August 28.

NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions of Clouds

09.16.2014
NASA’s Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument is flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission.

Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

09.16.2014
As the Arctic’s summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the region.

Fires and Burn Scars in Australia's Northern Territory

09.15.2014
New fires surround burn scars in this image taken by the Terra satellite on September 14, 2014 near Gregory National Park in Australia.
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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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