Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Highlights
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- NASA has a variety of resources for reporters covering 2016's Atlantic Ocean and Eastern and Central Pacific hurricane seasons.
- On May 21 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued their final warning on Tropical Cyclone Roanu as it made landfall near Chittagong, Bangladesh..
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- Several wildfires are burning in eastern Russia and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the hotspots and smoke.
This is the story of a boy who was born in a small village in the Ballia District of India, walked barefoot while grazing cattle, learned Sanskrit and Math under a kerosene lamp, used bullock carts and elephants for transportation, and somehow ended up at MIT and Goddard. The lecture will also include a personal retrospective of the origins of the idea of predictability in the midst of chaos, and the evolution from Numerical Weather Prediction to Numerical Climate Prediction.
Presented by: Dr. Jagadish Shukla
NASA Engineer Florence Tan presented a Maniac Lecture entitled, "From Malaysia to Mars." Florence talked about her journey from Malaysia to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she has been working on planetary mass spectrometers, which is characterized by challenges, frustration, excitement, and rewards.
Presented by: Florence Tan
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NASA climate scientist Joel Susskind presented a Maniac Lecture entitled, "Journey from Chemistry to (who would have thought it) Meteorology." Joel described the twists and turns of his professional career, starting as a young child who loved to mix household chemicals together and wanted to become a chemist, and continuing through present as a career Civil Servant of 38 years at GSFC doing meteorological research.
Presented by: Dr. Joel Susskind
Piers Sellers' recent trip to Thule, Greenland, is featured in The New Yorker.
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Dr. Piers Sellers appeared as a special guest on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" for a segment about climate change. You can see the interview at this CNN link.
- 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.