Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) 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
Press Releases & Feature Stories
- NASA's MODIS / ASTER Airborne Simulator, or MASTER, collected this image Sept. 19 showing the King Fire currently burning in California's El Dorado and Placer counties
- The King fire in California's Eldorado National Forest, continues to produce a significant amount of smoke.
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- Growing up with “blowing snow days” in a town above the Polar Circle, physical scientist Alexander Marshak now studies blowing snow, clouds and aerosols through satellite images.
NASA climate scientist Dr. P.K. Bhartia presented a Maniac Talk entitled "Maxwell Demon, Black Swan and a Romp in Scientific Hinterlands." PK discussed his roller coaster career, which got nearly derailed after a brief tryst with history and his obsession for understanding esoteric details of measurements that once in a while leads to something interesting.
Presented by: Dr. Pawan Bhartia
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
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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
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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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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Bruce Woodgate Passes
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
- Iceland's Holuhraun lava field offers spectacular views from the ground and from low-flying aircraft, and infrared imaging makes the view from space spectacular, too.
- The turquoise lake in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano looks serene and inviting. It also happens to be the world's largest acidic lake.
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- Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.