Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Highlights

Science Highlights

August

Atmospheric Science Highlights

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  • – Upgraded Global Air-sea Turbulent Fluxes from GSSTF datasets and Their Climate Applications
  • – Remote Sensing of PM2.5 with Airborne HSRL Measurements during DISCOVER-AQ Field Campaigns
  • – Solving the CCl4 budget mystery using surface observations
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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

08.27.2014
Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.

NASA Begins Hurricane Mission with Global Hawk Flight to Cristobal

08.27.2014
The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission.

NASA Selects a Global Education Team for a Global Mission

08.27.2014
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program.
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Presentations

An Unlikely, but Rewarding Journey—From Quantum Chemistry to Earth Science Research Program Leadership [07/23/2014]

08.22.2014
Dr. Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research at NASA Headquarters presented a Maniac Talk entitled, "An Unlikely but Rewarding Journey--From Quantum Chemistry to Earth Science Research Program Leadership." Jack took stock of his 30+ years at NASA, noting the people, opportunities, lessons learned, and choices that helped him get to where he is today and accomplish what he have.

Presented by: Dr. Jack Kaye

A Rocket Scientist grows up in Brooklyn (NY) [06/25/2014]

07.03.2014
Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson, Deputy to the Chief Technologist for the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, presented a Maniac Talk entitled, "A Rocket Scientist grows up in Brooklyn (NY)." Aprille shared her journey of being a Tom-girl growing up in the Bed-Sty Projects in Brooklyn (NY) with a budding interest in STEAM to becoming a Rocket Scientist for NASA. And the impact of watching men going to the moon and the ah-ha moments!

Presented by: Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson

From Brownian Motion to Mars, by way of hockey on the rocks [05/28/2014]

06.04.2014
Dr. James Garvin, Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, presented a Maniac Talk entitled "From Brownian Motion to Mars, by way of hockey on the rocks." Jim shared how his passion for rocks and landscapes drove him to promote new remote sensing approaches for measuring their topologies and led to founding of the Mars Science Laboratory and its Curiosity Rover.

Presented by: Dr. James Garvin
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Reports

ASD Annual Report 2013

Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report (2013)

06.30.2014
A summary of awards, research, projects, missions, and education/public outreach activities of the Astrophysics Science Division at Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Still from Paint by Particle simulation of the atmosphere that captured how winds move aerosols around the world

GMAO Annual Report & Research Highlights 2011-2012

08.01.2012
Over the last year, the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) has continued to advance our GEOS-5-based systems, updating products for both weather and climate applications.
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Local News

Science Jamboree a big success

07/18/2014
science jamboree photos thumbnailOn July 17, Code 600’s Science Jamboree filled the Building 28 atrium with displays and demonstrations from all science divisions. The Scientific Visualization Studio showed 3D movies in the screening room and there were spectacular Hyperwall presentations. Tours were available in the Flight Dynamics Facility’s Mission Operations Room and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation. Next year... don't miss it!

NASA Goddard scientists mentioned in World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

07/01/2014
Nine Goddard researchers are listed in the recently released report: The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014. Publications by these and other Goddard researchers can be found in the Goddard Authors & Publications collection.

Bruce Woodgate Passes

04/28/2014
Dr. Bruce Woodgate passed away April 28, 2014 after suffering several strokes. Bruce has a remarkable career, spanning nearly 40 years as a civil servant at Goddard. Bruce was also a mentor to legions of students and young scientists. He retired recently and was still working on UV detectors as an Emeritus scientist. He had very broad interests, in subjects ranging from earth science to stellar atmospheres to exoplanets to large scale structure in the universe. Bruce was probably best known as the PI for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) for the Hubble Space Telescope. In this capacity he led the design and development of the instrument, including preparation of flight-worthy large-format CCDs and Multi Anode Multi Array (MAMA) detectors that dramatically advanced the state of the art over the previous HST spectrographs.
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Images

Retreat of Yakutat Glacier

08/20/2014
Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.

Spots Galore

07/23/2014
The Sun sported a whole slew of substantial sunspots over the period July 1-10, 2014.

OCO-2 Lifts Off

08/19/2014
On the foggy morning of July 2, 2014, a Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) roared off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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