Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Highlights
- – Validation of Nonspherical Ice Particle Models for Precipitation Remote Sensing
- – Diurnal Cycle and Evolution of Tracked Cold Cloud Clusters
- – NASA Satellites Track Air Pollution from Sulfur Fires in Iraq
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- – Reduced uncertainty of 30m North American Boreal Forest Cover
- – Much of Greenland’s ice discharge is immune to dynamic effects of refreezing
- – Landslides and Precipitation for Hurricane Matthew: Status from 10-4-2016
- – Detecting Recent Southeast Asia Flooding in Near Real Time from MODIS
- – Cloud motion in the GOCI/COMS ocean color data
- – Improving Landsat-8 Aquatic Science Products
Press Releases & Feature Stories
- NASA’s Terra satellite captured images of curious structures among the familiar cloud cover over northern India, just south of the Himalayas.
- The VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image which detected hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa.
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- On Monday, Dec. 12, at 8:19 a.m. EST, NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
NASA climate scientist Dr. Michael Kurylo presented a Maniac lecture entitled, "An Uncharted Journey: How I Became an Atmospheric Scientist Rather than a Cowboy or a Farmer." Mike described the path that took him from post-WW II housing projects to and through a rural Connecticut neighborhood, how he became convinced about the unrealistic nature of some early naive career dreams, and how he eventually arrived at a career in atmospheric science (research and program management, and their interface with international environmental policy).
Presented by: Dr. Michael Kurylo
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A presentation by Mark Loeffler about the missing frozen ozone of the outer Solar System. Given at the 2016 AAS-DPS meeting.
SED Senior Scientist Jim Garvin was featured in a NASA/Goddard Q-and-A feature.
Colleen Hartman and Holly Gilbert win Women In Aerospace awards
Recently, Colleen Hartman won a Leadership Award and Holly Gilbert won an Aerospace Awareness Award from WIA (Women in Aerospace). The awards were presented on Oct. 13, 2016. See the image gallery of the event.
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Dr. Sellers continues to share the amazing Earth science analysis done by NASA
Left to right: Ban Ki-Moon, John Kerry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Piers Sellers, and Fisher Stevens attend a special screening of "Before the Flood" at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on October 20, 2016.
- Late spring and summer weather brings blooms of color to the Atlantic Ocean off of South America, at least from a satellite view.
- Scientists have long studied Alaska's fast-moving Columbia Glacier, a tidewater glacier descending through the Chugach Mountains into Prince William Sound. Yet the river of ice continues to surprise.
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- The greens and blues of the ocean color from NASA satellite data have provided new insights into how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of phytoplankton.