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First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite

First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite: 3D view inside an extra-tropical cyclone observed off the coast of Japan by GPM's Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Carlton Fire Complex, Washington - July 22, 2014

07.22.2014
The Carlton Complex fires started on July 14, 2014, by lightning from a weather system that moved through the Methow Valley.

TD2 (Atlantic Ocean)

07.22.2014
Infrared data gathered on the tropical low pressure area hinted that it would become the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season's second tropical depression.

Quiet Year Expected for Amazon Forest Fires in 2014

07.22.2014
Researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, using a variety of satellite data, expect Amazon forests this year to see a below-average wildfire season.

Fires in Eastern Russia in July 2014

07.21.2014
These fires are originating in the Sakha Republits area of Eastern Russia, a very remote area of the country.

Fires in Indonesia, July 2014

07.21.2014
Terra and Aqua satellites detected 154 hotspots in areas across Riau province on Sunday, July 20, indicating forest and land fires had increased again following a decline in rainfall.
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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.

Dr. Jim Tucker Awarded Vega Medal

11.22.2013
Congratulations to Dr. Jim Tucker of the Earth Sciences Division. He is the recipient of the 2014 Vega Medal, an award given every three years by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. The society created the Vega Medal in 1881 on the occasion of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld's return to Stockholm, after he had discovered the North East Passage. Since then, the Vega Medal has been awarded to a physical geographer roughly every three years. This award is given by the King of Sweden on 24 April, the anniversary of Nordenskiöld's return to Stockholm.
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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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