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
- This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a variety of intriguing cosmic phenomena.
- Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.
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- 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.
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
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
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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
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
- Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.
- The Sun sported a whole slew of substantial sunspots over the period July 1-10, 2014.
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- 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.